Short history of Highrise

Katerina Cizek made an interactive video on the historical development of highrise buildings, using the photographic archives of the New York Times.

At a time when Manhattan luxury condos can cost tens of millions of dollars, residential high-rise buildings made of glass have become symbols of gargantuan excess and privilege. But the history of vertical living goes far back in time and extends around the globe — from the biblical Tower of Babel, to Arizona cliff dwellings to the Soviet Khrushchyovka towers.

Katerina Cizek, New York Times

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