Humans, throughout history, have had an innate desire to reach for the sky. Today we explored the avenue to do so via skyscrapers.
We highlight the history, explore the economics of their development, and discuss trends of safety and innovation that have allowed these buildings to reach new heights! We pose the question, “How relevant are skyscrapers to Millennials?”… and find out Dimitrius’ Top 5 movies with skyscrapers.

Project Spotlights:
Home Insurance Building by William Le Baron Jenney | Chicago, IL
The Chrysler Building by William Van Alen | Manhattan, NY
The Empire State Building by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates | Manhattan, NY
Shanghai Tower by Marshall Strabala + Gensler | Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai

Show Music:
Intro – “Funky Suspense” from
History – “Enigmatic” from
Audio Clips: Skyscraper (1996)trailer | “Ghostbusters” theme song by Ray Parker Jr. | Mission: Impossible theme song by Lalo Schifrin | Skyscraper (2018)trailer
Outro – “Man Alone Chimes the Hour” by Nihilore

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