Architects Design Buildings But Do They Design Skyscrapers, or Are They Products of Their Times? Every photo is a memory and every building is created from these memories and experiences of architects. Or are they? That is what I will discuss with you in this essay. It was written as part of my course at university but I wanted to share with you my thoughts. It is only a short piece but I hope you will gain a lot out of it.
When thinking about skyscrapers two American cities come to mind, New York and Chicago. However, why do the skylines take the form they do, and is it the architects that design them, or are they a product of their time? This writing argues if architects had anything to do with the design of the early high-rise buildings discussing all the different factors that influenced their appearance.