This book fills the need for an orderly, comprehensive survey of high-rise structures. The author places strong emphasis on the visual presentation of structural concepts, such as the nature of
external forces, the response of different structure systems to force action, and the structure as an assemblage system of components. The liberal use of clear illustrations and graphs, coupled with extensive building
plans and references, makes this a highly valuable resource base for professionals involved with the design or construction of high-rise buildings.