Historic Preservation

Reading and Listening List

The Structure of Skyscrapers started shipping a couple of weeks ago. So if you order it (from here), you can fast gratification for your reading needs. I’ll be taking part on a roundtable discussion about the book and the general topic of skyscraper history on November 18, 2020, with David Fixler, Theo Prudon, and Rachel …

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In Good Hands

An unfortunate number of the bridges I’ve discussed are no longer around, so it’s nice to have a happier story to report. The 1869 Waco Suspension Bridge over the Brazos River is not only still present, it’s about to get a full rehab from friend of OSE (and friend of many others) Patrick Sparks and …

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The Structure of Skyscrapers

I’ve talked about my skyscraper research a few times, and the finale is here: the book will be published in the next few weeks: The Structure of Skyscrapers in America, 1871–1900: Their History and Preservation. This post will stay at the top of the blog list for a while. As I previously mentioned, I will …

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