Offices in the Sky

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OFFICES
IN
THE SKY

by
EARLE SHULTZ
and
WALTER SIMMONS
foreword by
CLARENCE B. RANDALL

the
NEW Bobbs-Merrill COMPANY, INC.
AN ASSOCIATE OF HOWARD W. SAMS & CO., INC.
Publishers · INDIANAPOLIS · NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Illustrations 6
  • Foreword 7
  • Prelude: The Greatest Migration 11
  • The Early Office Buildings 18
  • Chicago Develops the Steel Skeleton 35
  • The Elevator Enters the Picture 42
  • New York Adopts the Skyscraper 49
  • The Towers of Manhattan 63
  • A New Phase: "Largest in the World" 73
  • The Building Manager 82
  • The Building Industry Organizes 94
  • An Idea That Made Good 106
  • The First World War 116
  • The Search for Light 128
  • The Building Planning Service 136
  • The Battle Against the Bond Issues 143
  • The Great Building Boom 153
  • The Eighth Wonder of the World 164
  • The Hanging Gardens of Manhattan 172
  • Traffic Impedes the City 179
  • The Blue Eagle 187
  • New Service in Old Buildings 202
  • The Second World War 214
  • The Decentralization Scare 225
  • Adjusting to Peace 233
  • The Competition of New York Buildings 246
  • The Pittsburgh Story 259
  • The Southwest Shows the Way 269
  • How High is Too High? 274
  • Introducing the Office Building to City Planners 290
  • After Fifty Years 297
  • The City Tomorrow 313
  • Index 322
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