Skyscrapers: The City and the Megacity

Martin Parker*

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Abstract

This short note considers the migration of the skyscraper from New York and Chicago to Asia and its absence in the emerging megacities of the Global South. Following 9/11, many commentators assumed that the skyscraper was finished, but this was clearly not the case, with super-tall construction now accelerating. However, the distributions of contemporary skyscrapers show us that there are shifts in global power and also in urban form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalTheory, Culture & Society
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • high-rise
  • megacity
  • office blocks
  • skyscraper
  • super-tall

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