Books The Heights Anatomy of a Skyscraper by Kate Ascher Hardcover, 207 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $35 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe HeightsSubtitleAnatomy of a SkyscraperAuthorKate Ascher Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A graphic tour through the inner workings of modern skyscrapers explains how they operate and how sophisticated networks of technologies and utilities are possible within their complex structures. Genres: Digital Culture Nonfiction Art & Design Science & Health Also by Kate Ascher The Works Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Heights The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books How The World's Tallest Skyscrapers Work Fresh Air November 7, 2011 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. How The World's Tallest Skyscrapers Work Listen · 14:32 14:32 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141858484/142092636" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'The Heights' November 7, 2011 Read an excerpt from The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper by Kate Ascher.