Talking Skyscrapers

Two weeks ago, I described The Structure of Skyscrapers in America as being a longer and better-written version of some of the arguments I make in this blog. In the interest of multi-media presentation, I’d like to point out that I will be discussing these same topics – the intersection of construction history, the history …

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Technology Moves At Different Speeds

Over the years, I’ve been to a lot of historical restorations (e.g., Willamsburg, Virgina) and a lot of house museums and other buildings that are meant to recreate a specific era. The better ones recognize that the target year is only an end date. Unless people have specifically thrown away or lost all of their …

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