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Symposium on the Design of High Buildings Proceedings of ameeting held in September 1961 as part of the Golden Jubilee Congress of the University of Hong Kong by Symposium on the Design of High Buildings (1961 University of Hong Kong)

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Published by Hong Kong University Press in Hong Kong .
Written in English


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Statementedited by S. Mackey.
ContributionsMackey, Sean., University of Hong Kong.
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Open LibraryOL19626809M

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