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The Book Tower and the Cadillac Hotel

Crowned with antennae and microwave relay dishes, the finely detail upper floors of the 36 story Book Tower present a picture of the skyscraper in the information age.


The Book Tower is, perhaps, emblematic of the role of the skyscraper in the information age -- as a hilltop for communication relays.

Information processing by massing workers into vertical spaces has been replaced by empty buildings whose heights are useful for connecting those workers by electronic means


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