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“A Short History of the Highrise”

“A Short History of the Highrise”
“A Short History of the Highrise”, Oscar Niemeyer - Brasília, 1958. Image © Marcel Gautherot/IMS
Oscar Niemeyer - Brasília, 1958. Image © Marcel Gautherot/IMS

The New York Times has published “A Short History of the Highrise” - an interactive documentary that explores the 2,500-year global history of vertical living and issues of social equality in an increasingly urbanized world. Organized in four short films - “Mud,” “Concrete,” “Glass,” and “Home” - viewers are given the option to "dig deeper" into each subject and explore additional archival material while viewing the film. Check out the film here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "“A Short History of the Highrise”" 08 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/435880/a-short-history-of-the-highrise/> ISSN 0719-8884
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