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Skyscraper by Carl Sandburg

Season 1 Episode 5

About the Episode

Elisa New considers the rise of the skyscraper—and the emergence of the modernist poem—in an episode featuring celebrated architect Frank Gehry, Chinese visionary and real estate developer Zhang Xin, poet Robert Polito, and student poets from around the United States. And what about today? Can a building, as Sandburg asserts, have “soul,” and who gives it that soul?

Aired: 04/11/18 | Expires: 05/25/18 | Runtime: 25m 27s
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