Tall and Lofty in Raleigh, N.C.

The Huffington Post

Jan 1, 2016

Louis Sullivan, father of the American skyscraper, posed the definitive question about that new architectural form back in 1896: “What is the chief characteristic of the tall office building?” he asked in an essay titled “The Tall Building Artfully Considered.”

His answer – that it is “lofty” – is a classic. The implication is that a tall office building must be, as Merriam-Webster defines the word, “very high and good, and meant to be admired.”

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