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Skyscrapers The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology Benny Louie Humanity 450 Dr Maureen Schmid 17 May 1999 The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology In our modern society the architectural design of skyscrapers is changing the downtown landscape of metropolitan areas Due to the change of technologies it has changed the architectural design of skyscraper dramatically in terms of the its function design structures heating and cooling systems and it social status in society The basic function of the architecture is to provide a roof over peoples head The main purpose of architecture is to act as a shelter for people to protect themselves against Mother Nature As civilization development advances we increased our knowledge and became more creative People start to design buildings for means of displaying wealth and social status The skyscraper fits the criteria to show the social status of such building with great height and elegance to the society According to OGorman architecture is a form language of communication P89 This communication is represented in the forms of texture shape and style that reflects certain period of time In the early period architectures were associated with style and culture The Greeks built marble temples with Doric Ionic or Corinthian columns Egyptian architecture used heavy lotus columns massive battered walls and pyramidal forms The Gothic style used point arch vast areas of stained glasses pointed rib-vault construction P 92 Each had its unique characteristic feature to express its message In the 20th century architectural design architecture is no longer viewed as simple shelter to provide a roof over peoples head Architectures are designed with a more environmental conscious issue like cost energy conservation and practicality of the structure The interior environment is designed according to the space function of the structures For example a dance hall
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