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It Looked Familiar: Yet Another Courthouse

I’ve only done six of these, and this is the third courthouse. Matt Murdoch, AKA Daredevil, is in his civvies to try a case. That building with all the sculptures is pretty much instantly recognizable: it’s the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York State, facing Madison Square at 25th Street. (In other …

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Telling A Story

The Structures of Skyscrapers was just reviewed by Ray Bert for Civil Engineering magazine: here. It’s a good review, which is obviously gratifying, but it also brought up two issues. The first is credit: reading about decisions I made in writing the book, leads to an immediate response that the editorial, design, and production staff …

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The Structure of Skyscrapers in Architect Magazine

Karrie Jacobs recently interviewed me about The Structure of Skyscrapers and her piece, “The Forgotten History of our First Skyscrapers,” is up at the magazine’s website. It’s a Q&A with Karrie’s commentary. I’m not certain, but I believe she edited my responses a bit to make me sound more coherent than usual. The picture above …

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