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Master of Arts (M.A.)



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With the increasing cost of land in the modern city it has been necessary to expand upward rather than on the surface. The result has been to concentrate commercial and industrial enterprises in small areas whose influence is felt over the entire world. Notable examples are New York and Chicago. In these developments the engineer has played no small part. It is claimed by some that the maximum economic height has been reached at a thousand feet. However, both the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings have slightly passed this mark. It is not improbable that even taller buildings then these will be built in the near future despite the prophesies to the contrary





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