Building: Uplifting the Skylines

BUILDING Uplifing the Skylines

The enormous appetite of businessmen for new office space is lifting the economy as well as the skylines of the U.S. From Honolulu to Boston, from New Orleans to Chicago, seldom have so many new towers changed the urban landscape or taken shape on architects' drafting boards and in corporate budgets.

This week workmen will hoist the final structural steel beam into place for Atlanta's 26-story Life Insurance Co. of Georgia building. Los Angeles will celebrate the similar "topping out" of its tallest building yet, the 42-story, $30 million Union Bank Square. In Manhattan, wreckers have just begun smashing...

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