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Publication - Professor Martin Parker


    The City and the Megacity


    Parker, M, 2014, ‘Skyscrapers: The City and the Megacity’. Theory, Culture & Society, vol 31., pp. 267-271


    This short note considers the migration of the skyscraper from New York and Chicago to Asia and its absence in the emerging megacities of the Global South. Following 9/11, many commentators assumed that the skyscraper was finished, but this was clearly not the case, with super-tall construction now accelerating. However, the distributions of contemporary skyscrapers show us that there are shifts in global power and also in urban form.

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