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05 February 2020The History of Skyscrapers. - Talk begins at 2pm
04 March 2020Tamara de Lempika - Mistress of Art Deco. - Talk begins at 2pm
01 April 2020The Golden Road to Samarkand - the Art & Architecture of The Silk Road Cities talk begins at 2pm
06 May 2020Ocean Liners 1800-1950 Ships that Shaped our Lives. - Talk begins at 2pm
03 June 2020Classical Gardens - A New Perspective. - Talk begins at 2pm
01 July 2020The Art of Rabindranath Tagore. - Talk begins at 2pm
02 September 2020The Beatles and the Sixties Art Scene. - Talk begins at 2pm
07 October 2020Do Women have to be Naked to get into Museums? - talk begins at 2pm
04 November 2020The Roaring Twenties. - Talk begins at 2pm
02 December 2020Beethoven at 250. - Talk begins at 2pm

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The History of Skyscrapers. -
Talk begins at 2pm
Anthea Streeter Wednesday 05 February 2020

This illustrated talk starts in the 1880's when high-rise building made its debut in Chicago and New York and looks at he distinct, stylistic phases of skyscraper design during the 20th Century.

Then we tavel East to the oil-rich countries of Asia Pacific where unprecendented economic gowth and technological developments have enabled architects and engineers overcome he ever-present threat of earthquakes and typhoons, allowing them to build higher and higher.