Description
the Architect
Jonathan Glancey ponders what the landmark buildings of a country tell us about its political life.
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Economics, Grand Designs and Vanity Construction
Political will as much as economic circumstance shapes the look of our capital cities, especially the skylines.
For ambitious politicians, high-rise buildings spell success and a will to triumph.
Yet skyscrapers are essentially old-fashioned, reminiscent of 1890s Chicago and 1920s Manhattan.
 

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20080430 (
    • R4
    • First repeated 20080504 (
      • R4

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