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UNDERSTANDING TALL BUILDINGS: A THEORY OF PLACEMAKING. Kheir Al-Kodmany. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2017. 270 pp. with 185 col. ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 2016-33119 ISBN 9781138811416 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 175552. Publiher's description: In recent years, the rapid pace of tall building construction has fostered a certain kind of placelessness, with many new tall buildings being built out of scale, context and place. By analyzing hundreds of tall buildings and by providing hundreds of visuals that inspire, stimulate and engage, Understanding Tall Buildings contends that well-designed tall buildings can rejuvenate cities, ignite economic activity, support social life and boost city pride. Although this book does not claim to possess all the solutions, it does propose specific tall building design guidelines that may help to promote placemaking. Through this work, it is the author's hope that ill-conceived developments will become less common in the future and that good placemaking will become the norm, not the exception. This book is a must-read for students and practitioners working to create better tall buildings and better urban environments.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 175551
Hardcover $180.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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