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Jean-Louis Cohen describes the emergence of a new discourse of skyscrapers in the 1980s in places such as Pacific Rim cities like...

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October 6, 2003 | Video Lecturer:

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Jean-Louis Cohen describes the emergence of a new discourse of skyscrapers in the 1980s in places such as Pacific Rim cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai. He argues these competitive tower projects arise where there is a struggle for legitimization and symbolic hegemony. Cohen concludes the lecture by stating the importance of the inscription of skyscrapers in popular culture. He proposes that skyscrapers embody fear, while simultaneously remaining markers of optimism.