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Skyscrapers were an important innovation of the industrial revolution. Talk about at least two technological advances that enabled the construction of skyscrapers. Then, discuss the influence of land use and the economy on the proliferation of skyscrapers in major metropolitan areas across the country. Support your statement with details from the lectures (this is a must) and at least one cited reading.

There are 3 readings (I’ve attached them):

  1. Nye, David E. (2015). Ch. 1-2. In America’s Assembly Line. Cambridge: The MIT Press, pp. 1-40.
  2. Kelly, J. (1950). Up from the Potato Fields. Time Magazine, (Vol. 56 Issue 1), pp. 69-76.
  3. Crawford, M. (1992). The World in a Shopping Mall. In M. Sorkin (Ed.), Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City and the End of Public Space. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 3-30.

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