Where We Live: Scraping The Sky
"Cathedrals of Commerce" have gone from being tall to supertall.
Skyscrapers have gone from being merely “tall” to “supertall.” Seven of the world’s ten tallest skyscrapers were built since the turn of the millennium.
The tallest building in Connecticut is Hartford’s City Place, which is tiny by the world’s standards.
Today, we talk about building, working and living in these buildings that seem more like space scrapers than skyscrapers. We’ll be joined by Kate Ascher...she wrote The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper. She explores these “cathedrals of commerce,” which have become more than just office buildings.
This episode originally aired on February 29, 2012.