Books by Kate Ascher
NPR stories about Kate Ascher
How do skyscrapers withstand 100-mph winds? How does air circulate inside tall buildings? And what happens when you flush a toilet on the 100th floor? Those questions and more are answered by Kate Ascher in her new book exploring the inner workings of skyscrapers.
Read an excerpt from The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper by Kate Ascher.
New York has long been one of the most fully wrought of America's cities. A new book sheds light on how the Big Apple supports millions of people. From the number of the city's pay phones to how many buildings have their own zip code, The Works: Anatomy of a City has the answers.