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[000:00:00;00] ah, which is here, where ever you? oh, hello and has m c k n. doha, the top stories on al jazeera, the u. s. president has visited communities hit by last week, severe tornadoes, promising to help them rebuild. joe biden says his government will cover the 1st month of clean up costs, describing the scale of the destruction as beyond belief. 88 people were killed across 6 states, and more than a 100 are still missing. heidi shall cast
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a report from mayfield in kentucky. this street in bowling green, kentucky once rang with the sounds of children playing young families lived here. but then on friday the tornado came and some neighbors shelter together. they decided to get in the 1st house together. and unfortunately, the house was just demolished for the ground. 11 people died here. 8 of them were children or i don't know what to say, man is retired when somebody's gone and you're shot. you know what happened to visual as recovery worked ourselves through the debris left in 16 all last week, superstore leaving the landscape of devastation. authorities fear the final depth hold will be staggering. 9 year old aniston rack, lee climbed into
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a bath tub with her younger sisters and her doll. this photo taken by their mother 15 minutes before the tornado hit. aniston was killed. her sister survived one recounting to nurses what she'd endured. she said, yes, i was flying around in the tornado and i prayed to jesus to take care of me and he spit me out in the tornado spit out into the mud. president joe biden comforted, stricken families and toward the disaster area, wednesday, and tend to do whatever it takes as long as it takes as long as it takes to support your state, your local leaders and friends, you recover and rebuild because you will recover and you will rebuild, jarrett thompson and his family survived by hunkering in their basement. got positive, bad, large can't be replaced with profit, can you rebuild. but it might take a while, which we have family,
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friends and other people in the community or setting up vener system with thousands of homes wiped away. the rebuilding process will be long and difficult. the healing even harder. heidi jo, castro, al jazeera mayfield, kentucky and another powerful storm system is sweeping through the u. s. mid west tornadoes in the state of nebraska, and iowa, have not down power to hundreds of thousands of people in kansas. there were several crashes on highways off the strong winds, with dust reducing visibility to 0. i when warning is in place for an area stretching from new mexico to michigan. south korea is bringing back social distancing rules as record infection rates threatened to overwhelm hospitals. the number of critical your patients is also at a record high from january, 2nd gatherings will be limited and restaurants and bars must close early on vaccinated,
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people can only dine out alone or get takeaways. the u. k has reported its highest number of daily cove. 19 infection since the start of the pandemic, more than $78000.00 cases were confirmed on wednesday. scientists say on the con will be the dominant variant in europe by the middle of january iran. so foreign minister says you and cameras will be allowed to film at a sensitive nuclear site. the issue had been a sticking point during negotiations in vienna to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal . ukraine's president vladimir lansky is urging the european union to impose new sanctions on russia to help ease rising tensions between the 2 countries. 100000 russian troops are thought to be a mask on the border with ukraine stocking fears of a possible invasion. bangladesh is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence from pakistan. prime minister. she has an is presiding over the parade in back up,
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up next to al jazeera correspondence. we're back in half now. ah ah. i ours is with the number of people living in towns. now exceeds those living outside when this milestone was reached in 2009, few people notice across the globe, cities are growing upwards and downwards at unprecedented speed. fundamentally
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changing the way we live and work. this could be a golden age of architecture or time unrestrained commercial speculation. how our world will look for generations to come is being decided daily. and te, few of us are engaging with the debate. ah, in this supercharged world of instant communication, instant message and instagram, we're too busy looking down. it's time for us to look up. ah, i spent over 12 years living in hotel rooms and is quite literally a suitcase. you and your tooth brush. says also time for
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reflection. all of the jobs i've done a home visit, a huge mega cities. ah. when you're in a city like that, you're surrounded by office at the minute you open your hotel. when done. check out the view and you come into the room to the moment you wake up in the morning and walk out on the street, see the customer my day job involve working with journalists who have had to come to grips with lots of new technology. so i kind of act as a human interface between this highly technical equipment and walk somebody's trying to achieve creatively. i kind of come to the phase where i said to myself, you know what russia is time that you re invest some of your own creativity. and
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got something out of being in all these amazing places. i was always interested in composition and perspective. now as far as i came out of studying on to college, and i came across some time. that's what i don't know what their lunch time doing. time lapse is a beautiful combination. still, photography, and filmmaking. time left shows the world in a state of alter reality. noon can see how the world around you behaves. and the way you cannot see the naked eye
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time lapse is like magic. i i ah, of all the places i've worked in recent years, nowhere has changed more rapidly than guitars capital a century ago. 12000 people in the population is now over a 1000000 fueled by the oil and gas reserves. ah, if you look carefully, these bills, you will see the few are occupied. ah, despite this home is a foreign workers labor, day and night to build more critics dismissed these newly minted gulf capital, as instance cities. ah, the inference being that they are mere facades,
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a reflection of national wealth and pride in puerto, from the west, vanity projects, the wealthy patrons and the overpaid foreign office in a country where nationals make up just 15 percent of the population. these prejudices often reinforced for ex pants like me, by the fact that you seldom if ever meet to locals. ah, it took a friend of mine from london to introduce me to fatima a young katara architect who offered to show me the less visible side of tow. how's current development boom wanting? i've noticed harris at most of the buildings. so what's the purpose of building all these buildings, you know, without anybody to move into that immediately different vision, building a brand image for the city, but it's also another patient for this population growth that we already see taking
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place. do you think people misunderstand what's going on in the gulf right now? definitely, it's very apparent that all they see is the sort of, i just sort of the crust of, of the city in trustworthy society. this misunderstanding is not entirely surprising. when i look at these cities, i find the hall to see beyond the tower. oh, jose del things might not compete with do buys, mega structures. they do truly, i nevertheless, as they are meant to. oh, but to me skyscrapers make this a sense in the gulf. the economic justification is based solely on the price of land and there is no shortage of that here. amazing, i think many will. historically, people have lived in one or 2 story houses and judging by how am to the towers,
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all that showing little information to change is like his hosting. other than that . ringback i never forgot about him, not as mac in the heart of the old town gives a sense of auto har looked like before the discovery of oil and gas. now it too is marked for redevelopment. we select some british architects who then worked with selected to tie architect. they teamed up, ah, to basically comp, a proposal for an area. for all these neighborhoods have long since been abandoned by their original owners in favor of the less congested suburbs. becoming home to dough. how's migrant workers? how many years? yeah, a year i told them about the not quite the year. i know 40 at why dear to time. okay. that's my is part of a group trying to document it. oh ha, passed before there's none of it left in a city less than
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a 100 years old. is it always obvious what should be preserved? oh my goodness, wow. why is this in for me? this is one of the houses that i like to refer to as an endangered house. i think we're starting to lose big portions of the older parts of the city because of the plan development because of the fund urban regeneration project. and this is an example of a chance to rescue some of these building. do you remember this kind of architecture in these buildings as a small child wants to hear? my great grandmother's house was very similar to this one. it was a courtyard house with rooms around the courtyards, the info, the way that you design, now architect here and conspire tend to be very, very nose in this tells you about the different architectural elements that you find more about. the ornamentation, but i think there's much more to learn from the house. for example,
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the proportions of the one or the sort of colonies around the courtyard in order to get enough shape. things like that that we should extract lessons that we can use. despite the improvement in doha circumstances, since the discovery of oil and gas, some things remain unchanged. the hot weather can make this an inhospitable environment. in climate change is only lucky to make it more so. the house modern buildings cannot afford to ignore this project like michelle. this upcoming right now does so many architectural lessons that we can learn here, which we can call our contemporary, which are, which we look traditional. however, they do respond to the context very, very well. i really respect, besides that architect did not find the need to have another fully plays elevation
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. therefore, the building requires energy and at the same time, the elevation together with the poetry that's engraved on it gives the character to the area to do you think is a common story that the region is trying to tell to the rest of the world with the resources that it got it hands on right now they're trying to develop a solid basis to their system. what being both today's not just for me or for my younger brother's assistance, but it's for future generations to come. ah, the sheriffs, $900.00 homes offices and shops aimed to recreate the close knit communities of the 1930 s at a cost of $5.00 and a half $1000000000.00. it's a substantial gamble on lowering people back from the suburbs or something the towers have failed to do
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a. the popularity of doha recently rebuilt souk shows that there is a strong sense of nostalgia for the old town. i spend so much time here looking through my lens of buildings that it's easy to forget that this is all about people ah, to town perhaps because it's a nation built on immigration. understands clearly the competition for human resources. a competition, not only with his fellow wealthy gulf states, but the wider world. ah, that all precedents to attract people, the competing city states, aubrey masons,
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italy use their wealth to glorify thy cities with painting and sculpture to be successful, we sometimes have to 1st appear to be sent out by depicts the human form remains controversial in this part of the world, the beautiful buildings suffer. no such drawback. i guess seen from this perspective, katasha ambition is not to create an instance city, but an eternal was mood. london is on the face of it, just such a metropolis. it became the 1st truly international city of the modern age more than 2 centuries ago. oh,
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but today it too is being radically redrawn by the global economy. neighborhoods that were once the home of the british elite are today 2nd homes for the international super rich. creating a central call, which increasingly feels to me like a ghost town. at the same time, london is seeing record growth. its population jumping more than 800000 in 2013 the highest increase since world war 2. the residential property market also rose 20 percent in the 1st 6 months of 20. 14, driven to a large degree by foreign money across the city. new buildings are rising fundamentally reshaping the skyline. these changes have not been without controversy, but from a time lapse photographer's perspective,
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it is exhilarating. i spent 6 long weeks in this hotel in 2012 for the summer olympics. and i say long weeks because to wake up every morning to a bowling. i been aching to photograph as for all that time, but knowing that working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, i simply wouldn't have the energy or the inclination to can she after work. and i made a mission in the back of my mind that one day i'd be back from
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him as told to that as being this huge, huge building for me that she sits in the employ me. ah, the shod became yours, told his building as a photographer to capture something new. something with the wells biggest to wells, tallest loved best is always part of the stories. well, the category own skyscraper has drawn a mixed reaction from the press. one commentator described it in graphic terms as having slashed the face of london forever. not because it defends pressure sensibilities to have a foreign own building dominating the skyline. but because of a perception that it changes the character of london a straw poll of
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commute is down on london bridge suggests a sharp division in people's attitudes. what do you think about the shawn chart? i don't know is a bit bit of an eyesore, to be honest with you only one of the best building you know how to play with according to the local council. only 11 residents rotan 2 objects to the sean. ah. look over london from the 72nd floor viewing platform. it's hard to believe it was so few the only meaningful intervention was by english heritage, the body tasks with preserving the countries historic science. ah,
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ah, jack to the effect this new landmark would have been an old one and poles cathedral a $16000000.00 inquiry decided in the shop favor and it went ahead enthusiastically supported by london's man. ah, for me, what makes this all the more significant? isn't it said the vanguard of 236 tall buildings, said to transform london over the next decade. and there has been almost no public debate about this radical reshaping of the city. new london architecture, an organization who sponsors read like a who's who of the building industry has put together an exhibition,
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detailing exactly how london will love if all the proposed building go ahead. what opposition has been to these types of buildings will have been comments, for instance, from some people that we don't want something night do by on the 10. i'm going to call it very different that we have a lot of historic building, and we need to insert a new tool buildings into that historic environment should impose dictate london's planning in the future. i think using some polls as guideline is a pretty good way of stopping buildings in particular historic areas. but i think we've also got to look at places where not just where we can't build to building a place is where we can because london is growing huge the at the moment with 8300000 people by 2050, we're going to be more like 13000000, so we bought a lot more housing, a lot more places to work more retail also things like that we need to do to meet
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that growth. and part of that is to build taller buildings create urban sent. ready me last time london skyline was vis radically redrawn was during the cities bombing in world war 2. and polls famously survived as a symbol of national resistance. ready it's icon twice. i felt on the ashes of the crank fire, a $1666.00 which burned a 3rd of a city to the ground. its architects, christopher ran a thing or 2 about building and longevity wrote. architecture has its political use, it establish of the nation, joyce, people and commerce and makes the people not native country architecture aims at eternity. ah,
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great cities need great buildings like to define themselves. i suppose was a prestige project skyscraper, old. but i have a 100 meters and perched on top of that k tell. it was the tallest building in the capital until 1962 before the sixty's london was essentially a low rise city. 6 stories was in practice, the limits for both victorian plumbing and the amount of tenants for preferred decline before the invention of the elevator. so london spread out. no, i tell you the $1000.00 square foot plummeted. urban sprawl is no longer
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according to the developers, the only way ah, so piano, the shot architect has described his building as a vertical city, with ken apartments costing up to $18000000.00 each. its own like you to solve london's housing shortly. this is m i c, which you know from movies to referral is part of a golden generation of british architecture. we've had a profound impact on the cities of the modern world. the will population is rising and rising in a phenomenal rate. and most those will be urbanites, so place making through cities, i'm being proud of your city and making recognizable architecture. i think it's happening all over the world. and loss of that does lead to mistakes and, and to inappropriate tall buildings. there's a lot to be sent for the toll building,
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the tall buildings of new york. create the busy paper on the busy sidewalks. it's not just toll building, so it's density. and that's why you get such great shops, great sidewalks, great restaurants. do you believe societies are defined by the buildings around us? well, it's churchill is great curve told me that we build our buildings. now we make our building than our buildings make. house. cities can be organic by nature, should they be organic? i believe inevitably change in, ah, in city form and in architectural direction is essentially organic of off the sad cities, all the gracious work of art and their anonymous in a way that i am made collectively, which is extraordinarily i can see the argument for saying are building shapers, but i am unsure that we shape our buildings. it seems to me that money is now doing
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that. london needs to expand, but skyscrapers. i'm not the only alternative. they raise issues like no other buildings. they shape our cities both visibly, and structurally, i think londoners have little idea of how much these buildings will affect them. less perhaps the reason i'm finding more questions than answers ah, if you want to know about skyscrapers, this one obvious destination by happy coincidence, a time lapse. paradise. ready m, her stories of determination and joy, i will not hunt him down. luck though. indeed, kito gena duke. i remained a missing v. i don't get into that
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a cup short documentary by african filmmakers from miley wanda and camera desert libraries and the young cyclist and happy africa direct on al jazeera. i joined al jazeera as part of the launch team in 2006. the protesters have called for a 1000000 mom march. in that time i've covered wars, revolutions, elections, and mandatory crews. from the for venice of correct. just so the battle fields around most of our job is to get to the truth and empower people through knowledge . i
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with lou on has m c. k in doha. the headlines on al jazeera u. s. president joe biden has pledged to do whatever it takes to how communities hit by severe tornadoes. last week he's been visiting the worst hit state of kentucky. 88 people died across 6 states on a 100 more are missing. i've been involved in responding to a lot of disasters and you can see in people's faces what they're really looking for. and look around, i say, to the press,
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what we're looking for. just be able to put your head down on the pillow,


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