Tall commercial buildings, like Bankers Trust, are covered on pages 72 to 75 of City of Brick and Steel: The Structure of New York Buildings. And, of course, old skyscrapers in general are the topic of The Structure of Skyscrapers.
I’ll be giving a book talk about The Structure of Skyscrapers at the Skyscraper Museum (virtually) next Tuesday. Details and registration at the museum website: here. I don’t like to repeat talks I’ve already given, so this time I’ll be talking about how industrialization of the building process helped lead designers to create skyscrapers.