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Steel and Speed - The new Architecture in America

After six thousand years of development, the science of building, during the last three decades, has acquired two things that contribute more to business efficiency and human happiness than any it employed before. The use of one brought the other. Steel made speed possible. Speed has allowed building to change in direct. ratio with human relationships, which have changed and changed again with a rapidity previously never even imagined. Together they have given us the one distinctly new contribution to the world's architectural progress that we have had in centuries, the steel-skeleton skyscraper. They have made old methods useless and new ones necessities to solve the problems of planning and constructing our annual crop of taller end larger buildings. Harvey Wiley Corbett