Firstly lets not argue or disagree with the seventy chosen architectural structures, all have specifically been chosen for individual stature, meaning & use in our present modern daily life.
With that out of the way, the book is divided into 7 well-documented sections where each structure is categorised. I was very delighted to have turned to the forth section, Towers & Skyscrapers, to see at no.42, The World Trade Centre towers acknowledged, despite the recent events on September 11th. Also the great work of Brunel, the Thames Tunnel at no.50 & the not so well known but astonishing, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge at no.60 in Bridges, Railways & Tunnels section, & finally the impressive jaw dropping, Mount Rushmore at no.70, in the final section, Colossal Statues.
The book really does exactly what it sets out to do, to explain & celebrate the masterpieces of architecture, design & engineering. A great insight, which could get you hooked, & wanting more, so the book has a detailed further reading page, fantastic!
As an architectural student the book is an essential necessity for reference & research, but with 352 amazingly beautiful illustrations, 267 in captivating colour, that with enlightening text makes it a very excellent coffee table book too. You will certainly not be disappointed with this purchase.