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Uniform Title Tours d'aujourd'hui et de demain. English
Title Tomorrow's and today's towers : symbols and emblems of modernity
Published Falls Church, VA : Landmark Media, 2007


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Description 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Contents Introduction (0.47) -- Towers in Barcelona (5.21) -- Towers in Asia (13.35) -- New structure in New York (27.56) -- Building in Paris (34.54)-- Guangzhou twin towers (47.15)
Summary At the crossroads where architecture, urbanism, economics and sociology meet, this film profiles some of the most well known skyscrapers in the world and provides commentaries and analysis from their engineers and some of the world's greatest contemporary architects such as Norman Fisher, Jean Nouvel, Christina de Partzamparc and Paul Andreu. Creating the tallest structure is the culmination of an ancient dream, from the mythical tower of Babel to the Eiffel Tower. For over two centuries, these skyscrapers have defined and cityscapes of New York, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro and other great cities. Today in Asia, towers are shattering previous height records. A building nearly a mile high is planned in Malaysia. Towers all over the world symbolize economic growth and success. In Paris or New York, towers crowd the business districts. In Dubai and Shanghai these concrete and steel giants have radically transformed their cityscapes
Credits Authors: Catherine Terzieff, Bertrand Stephant-Andrews; a film by Bertrand Stephant-Andrews
Cast With: Jean Nouvel, Paul Andreu, Jacques Ferrier, Christian de Portzamparc, Rocco Yim, Françoise Fromonot, Bertrand Lemoine, Yann Kersale, Lam Wo Hei, Jean-Paul Viguier, Hervé Tordjman, Nicolas Michelin, Dominique Perrault, Jean-Marc Jaeger, Christian Joubert, Bernard Bled
Notes DVD
Voice-over in English
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Skyscrapers.
Tall buildings.
Towers -- Design and construction.
Towers -- Spain -- Barcelona
Towers -- Asia.
Towers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Towers -- France -- Paris.
Towers -- Malaysia -- Kuala Lumpur.
Towers -- China -- Guangzhou.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Terzieff, Catherine.
Stephant-Andrews, Bertrand.
Landmark Media, Inc.
Other Titles Towers symbols and emblems of modernity
Title on disc label and container: Towers