Wednesday, February 06, 2013


This morning I was reading Martin Pawley's assessment of the 1989 Channel 4 documentary Skyscraper, made by Karl Sabbagh. Pawley referred to the four-part series as a must-see for its insight into the financing, technology, and architecture of One Worldwide Plaza in Manhattan. I couldn't resist trying to find it online, and coincidentally all four parts were uploaded to YouTube exactly one month ago by DigiComTV. So here they are. Try not to be discouraged by the bad 80s TV soundtrack, or David Childs' postmodernism.

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