Ali, Mir M.

Dr. Mir M. Ali is Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering Structures from the University of Waterloo.

Skyscraper and the City
2007 0-7734-5333-4
This work is a broad-ranging survey of high-rise architecture which touches on many issues that define the character and social and economic role of this important building type. The history and theory of high-rise design, along with programmatic, structural, social, financial, operational, and urban issues are all covered in a comprehensive and insightful way. This book contains 28 black and white photographs and 12 color photographs.