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Published: 01 May 2018
FIG. 3.11 Architect and “father of skyscrapers” Louis Sullivan’s Prudential Building, Buffalo, New York. More
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Published: 01 December 2006
Fig. 2.57 Skyscraper of the Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, with a naturally anodized aluminum façade More
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Published: 01 May 2018
FIG. 7.9 The Socony-Mobil Building was the first high-rise building to be completely clad in stainless. Source: Photo by John W. Cahill, from The Skyscraper Center of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. More
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790334
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
.... Front Cover The Chrysler Building ( Fig. A3.1 ), erected in New York City in 1930, was once the tallest building in the world, being almost twice as high as the Washington Monument. It is widely acclaimed as the finest skyscraper, with its art deco style and the ornate tower that is clad...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790101
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... it to be in the tallest and grandest building in the world. He would build a skyscraper. Chrysler wrote, “I came to the conclusion that what my boys ought to have was something to be responsible for. They had grown up in New York and probably would want to live there. They wanted to work, and so the idea of putting up...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790251
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... International , Materials Park, Ohio , 2000 Dunlap D.W. , Juke Box in the Sky , New York Times , May 26 , 2005 , p F1 Dupré J. , Chrysler Building , Skyscrapers: A History of the World’s Most Famous and Important Skyscrapers , Black Dog & Leventhal , New York, N.Y. , 1996...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 May 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hma.t59250093
EISBN: 978-1-62708-287-7
... design was the Socony-Mobil Building on 42nd Street in New York City ( FIG. 7.9 ). Within a few years, it was common practice to clad skyscrapers with stainless. FIG. 7.9 The Socony-Mobil Building was the first high-rise building to be completely clad in stainless. Source: Photo by John W...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790193
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
... was in 1948 for the four-story office of the General Electric Turbine Plant Building No. 273 in Schenectady, New York. The curtain wall was corrugated, 0.038 inch (0.97 millimeter) thick type 302 stainless steel panels that were spot welded to the steel structural framing. In 1954, an entire skyscraper...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 May 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hma.t59250001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-287-7
... the beginning of the 19th century, ironmaking increased from 20,000 to 250,000 tons per year. Cast iron is no longer used in structures such as bridges and buildings, and wrought iron is no longer produced. Nevertheless, our modern world of 100-story skyscrapers, superhighways, suspension bridges, and many...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.9781627083560
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 May 2018
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hma.t59250025
EISBN: 978-1-62708-287-7
... and maintenance. Steel was being tried in many new applications where it permitted breakthroughs in engineering and construction. One such area was the newly developing skyscrapers ( FIG. 3.11 ). The 1890s saw such buildings going up in Chicago, the birthplace of these structures, as well as Saint Louis...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hss.t52790257
EISBN: 978-1-62708-356-0
Book Chapter

Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060291
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
... produced by Brearley, stainless steel would become the material of choice for the exterior of the Chrysler Building ( Fig. 1.4 in Chapter 1, “The Accidental Birth of a No-Name Alloy” ). Although construction was completed in 1930, it remains one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the world today...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2006
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ex2.t69980009
EISBN: 978-1-62708-342-3