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Tall buildings

ABSTRACT: Tall buildings are the accumulation of the most advanced modern technologies due to their extreme height. Because of their enormous scale, the impacts of their architectural aesthetic expressions are also significant in any context where they soar. This paper investigates the dynamic interrelationship between technology and architectural aestheticsfurther architectural styles-of tall buildings from their emergence in the late nineteenth century to the present. Among the various technologies involved, emphasis is placed on structural and façade systems, recognizing the significance of these systems, the separation of which in terms of their function led to modern architecture, and allowed the emergence of tall buildings.