May 25th, 2015
Episode 257 of 645 episodes
More than 130 years after the first skyscraper came to dominate the North American skyline, Why is the race to the top still as hot as ever? We hear from Anthony Wood, director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat based in Chicago, while the BBC's Gianna Palmer tests her head for heights at the top of the new One World Trade Center building in New York. We also hear from Chinese engineer Daniel Choi of Yuan Da Construction, responsible for building some of the biggest towers in Asia, and Bora Gulan from lift-makers Otis, on the challenges of building lifts for the next generation of super-tall buildings.
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.