Race to the Sky: America's Love of Skyscrapers

Reporter Allison Keyes talks with journalist Neal Bascomb, author of Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City. The book chronicles America's fascination with tall buildings and what skyscrapers represent in American culture and history.



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