As its titles suggest, this book is really two in one.
The Art of the Skyscraper is a well-written exposition of Khan's very important contribution to the design and construction of tall buildings and. in the process, insights into the problems that must be overcome in realizing such designs. I believe that many laymen, as well as structural engineers and architects will enjoy this part.
The book aslo describes the too-short life of a great engineer and equally great humanitarian, and gives an unusually good description of his thought processes in solving design prpblems.