The new age of the skyscraper.

The new age of the skyscraper.

The new age of the skyscraper.

What we build.
April 12 2006 7:22 AM

Up, Up, and Away

The new skyscraper, in all its guises.

Click image for a slide show on skyscrapers.

Click here to read a slide-show essay about the golden age of the skyscraper.

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Witold Rybczynski is an architect, professor, and writer. From 2004–2010, he was Slate’s architecture critic. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter.