The Newberry Seminar on Technology, Politics and Culture, co-sponsored by the University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University present:
"American Architect-Engineers and the Rise of the Skyscrapper"
Sara E. Wermiel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
September 14, 2001 - 3:30-5:00
Neither architectural historians nor historians of engineering have devoted much attention to the engineering work of architects in the nineteenth century. Yet this period witnessed many innovations in building constructiion technology that architect-engineers pioneered. This essay discusses one of the most important of these innovations: the skeleton frame, a structural system that made possible the modern skyscraper.
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