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Skylines

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses skylines, which are lines that are formed by the peaks of all the individual desert lines. It considers the assumption that the skyline is continuous, and then addresses the ... More


Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Thomas Leslie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

For more than a century, Chicago's skyline has included some of the world's most distinctive and inspiring buildings. This history of the Windy City's skyscrapers begins in the key period of ... More


Placing Peaks

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on peaks, a concept which was introduced in a previous chapter. The first section deals with the absolute desert mapping function, which records certain levels of vice or virtue ... More


Variation

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines different forms of variation. It first studies the concept of comparative bell motion, which features comparative desert lines that have various orientations. It then discusses ... More


October 1871

Thomas Leslie

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037542
eISBN:
9780252094798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037542.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter details the reconstruction of Chicago following the Great Fire. Chicago grew faster than any American city through the depression-scarred 1870s. By 1880 its population reached half a ... More


Youth in a “Private Estate” in the Oakland Hills

Jennifer Tilton

in Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the conflicts around Skyline High School between black middle-class parents and white homeowners who fought over whether children at the school were dangerous criminals or ... More


Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Jason M. Barr

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Manhattan, as the world’s greatest vertical city, is the result of a collective striving; its skyscrapers are the physical manifestation of this mass quest for success. Despite the fact that the ... More


Skylines

Christoph Lindner

in Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195375145
eISBN:
9780190226350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375145.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This part of the book examines the emergence of the modern skyline and the ways in which it acquired symbolic and cultural significance between 1890 and 1940. The discussion takes the post-9/11 city ... More


Introduction

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the book, the major themes, the method of analysis, and the related literature. It discusses how we can view the rise and growth of the Manhattan skyline as a system of ... More


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