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Utopian Verticality: the Skyscraper and the Superhero in the American Imagination

  • Author(s): Wasserman, Tina
  • et al.

This essay examines the privileged status of verticality as a sign of utopian promise and possibility in two iconic, and often symbiotic, urban symbols:  the skyscraper and the superhero.

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