Didier Cornille

“Nothing in the built environment captivates people’s imagination like skyscrapers do. Every towering tower has a visionary architect behind it who has the engineering know-how to pull off amazing feats of architectural daring-do. Who Designed That? Skyscraper is a vibrant tour of the tallest structures in the world and the larger-than-life individuals who constructed them. The construction of eight of the most remarkable skyscrapers in the world is creatively shown by illustrator Didier Cornille, who begins with a brief biography of each architect. This primer will introduce readers of all ages to new heights of architectural awe, from Gustave Eiffel’s Eiffel Tower (1889) in Paris and Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building (1958) in New York City to Adrian Smith’s Burj Khalifa (2010) in Dubai, the highest man-made structure in the world.”