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i miss bratton with me on has m c k in doha. the headlines on edge is it a 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 and a 100 more are missing. i've been involved in responding to a lot of disasters and you concede people's faces, what they're really looking for and look around, i say, to the press, what we're looking for. just be able to put your head down on the pillow. be able to close their eyes, take a deep breath, go to sleep and make sure the kids are okay that you people looking for right now.
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but a lot of hard work is going to happen the next 2 and 3 months to bring it all the way back. the government's gonna cover 100 percent of the cost, 100 percent of the cost for the 1st $30.00 days. for all the emergency work from clearing everything debt or every single cause. the federal government's going to take care of. and another powerful storm system is sweeping through the u. s. midwest tornadoes in the state of nebraska, and i will have knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people in kansas. there were several crashes on highways off the strong winds, whipped up dust, using visibility to 0. high wind warning is in place for an area stretching from new mexico to michigan. the u. k. has reported its highest number of daily coded 19 infections since the start of the pandemic will the 70000 cases were confirmed on wednesday, the scientists say oma cron will be the dominant variant in europe by the middle of
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january. south korea is bringing back social distancing rules as record infection rate threatened to overwhelm hospitals, them from january, 2nd gatherings will be limited, and restaurants and bars must close. early on vaccinated people can only dine out alone will get takeaways. a bronze foreign minister says un cameras will be allowed to film at a sensitive nuclear side. the issue had been a sticking point to negotiations in vienna, to revive the 2015 iran and nuclear deal ukraine's president. what a dim is lensky is urging the european union to impose new sanctions on russia to help ease the rising tensions between the 2 countries. he spoke in brussels at the use eastern partnership summit. those, all the headlines were back in half an hour. right now it's back to edge 0 correspondence. me played important role, protecting human. ah,
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ah, the eye sheet and the sheets such a call. and as somebody who's on their own, you can get this a sense of loneliness for also a sense of being able to not be distracted by anything else. apart from what you see, ah, ah, you can feel the hairs on the back of your neck standing when you reach the top of that building and get a great view of the city. and you know, the timeline is going to help you achieve that by creating that sense of hyper reality. i know
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i owe new york at the time that photographers and i'm sending architecture of photography, paradise. every way you go, there's a shop. i use it is divided opinion more than new york, a towering celebration. opportunity for others, including one of europe's greatest muslim officers like a boucher, a beautiful catastrophe of elite spies, soaring above the pole. ah, you didn't give the skyscraper 22 square miles to build on. it was always going to be a vertical city. mm. yeah
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. 2 things change the face of the modern construction. the invention of steel framed buildings which meant about a lower wall no longer needed to bear the weight of the walls above and safer elevators. 6 stories had been the practical limit of most buildings prior to the 1880, and the necessity of trudging up 6 flights of stairs made the upper reaches home of the pole. the invention of the elevator, inverted this hierarchy from now on, it will be the rich hewlett of the town. i'm from new york delete the sky really was the limit. oh, for me, new york created, but we imagined modern metropolis to be the the new york skyline is what new cities around the world aspire to,
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whether consciously or unconsciously, ah, when america's enemies wanted to attack the country, they chose to attack the new york skyline. specifically its tallest building. 013 years later, the success of the trade center is nearing completion. the architect chosen in a public vote to come up with a master plan for the site was in many respects, a quintessential new yorker. i was an immigrant from new york and there's something so amazing about arriving by ship with old other immigrants from all countries. looking at that silhouette and saying, my god, this is this is like seeing something out of the moon it's. it's not possible that people build this kind of magical city, ah, new york, at the best school of architecture,
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the city itself. as you look at the street, i see, look the way the buildings are being built. as you look at density up with and you see how hard people work in new york city, a lot about architecture because architecture is more than it's more than the glory of building a building. it's, it's what is life? what kind of life does it represent? and what does it contribute to people's lives with louis holland, the father american architecture. in his 1900 speech to the new york architect said, new york city has one god, the god of money. nothing has change. and in a 100 years, new york city dre my money, but a mission we want to build is going to build this. but how do you with,
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if you build a private skyscraper for your client? how do you contribute something to the city? you have to make some gesture to the public like well worth building. i mean, they spent a ton of money on the coupon on the, on the spire of world war, which was mr. will words office. after all, took a private office of a millionaire, but it's something glorious it's, it's, it's, it's like a church, it represents aspiration. ah chrysler building has that incredible sort of needle that was put on to it at the very end. so i think there's a lot to be said that within the private world of money there was an ambition to, to add a civic dimension to it. i think that's part of what makes new york still a very, very interesting city, as opposed to many other cities that have a lot of tall buildings. but so what york's grid system initially brought in to facilitate the parceling out of land in simple blocks also lend itself to
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toll buildings. for me, the city too much order. ah, perhaps the reason i'm so drawn to these spots where broadway the pre existing native american trial intersects with the rigid monotony of the grin felt in 19 o 2 by one of the pioneers of the skyscraper a flat iron building still feels modern. it's being described as resembling the power of a ship sailing a 5th avenue. it shaped maximizing the use of the triangular plot created by broadway as daniel says, a functional building. but a beautiful one to the
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golden age of the skyscraper was also the great age of american expansion. ah, in 1800. new york had a population of only 60000. by 1900, it was a 1000000. in the 1920s, it overtook london as the largest city in the world. when the new york stock market crashed in 1929, the city already had more than a 180 buildings over 20 stories high. the patron of the last mega structure of this era, john j. raska reputedly gave his architect a simple, brief build as high as you can without it falling on a. the results was the empire state the tallest building in the world for the next 40 years known in the trade as the empty state
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for his commercial failings. it was nevertheless, a vertical statement with which no one in new york or elsewhere for that matter. oh, in the saddle with state is the office of an economist. he's drawing parallels between the economic imbalance lead to the 1929 crash. and the situation today for fascinating things is that we got into this mass by our investment in housing. and our development of housing and speculative development and housing. how we stabilized the problem by organization in china, which is over investment in house, in our investment. and if you look at the property markets around the world and london is over inflated, new york is over inflated. and to me that means you're going to get back into the
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mass very shortly. how do you think we can break that cycle? one of the ways in which we can break it is to actually start to rationalize the investment. and. and in order to do that, we have to spend much more money investing in affordable housing for ordinary people. but that means that ordinary people have to have the money to pay for it. which means that actually you've got to get employment back to a position where people have an income stream where they can afford decent house and a decent living environment. what is stopping the pot from bowling over right now was keeping the lid on. actually, the lid is off in many parts of the world. we seen just in the last year options and several cities in brazil has been addressed in stockholm. before that there was london and paris, and so there's a lot of unrest in urban areas out there, which i think is going to be very, very difficult to manage as, as time goes on,
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is trouble brewing. it doesn't seem obvious your at least commercial at the same time when the this was a high crime area for more than 50 years following the great depression. but today, it has a very different line. it feels like federal of consumerism. people come specifically to see the flashing light photographing them, and each other, with the same smartphone advertise billable the. another less leaning academic has labeled this pacification by cappuccino. as long as we have our brand new phones and branded coffee can tend to ignore the big picture. ah,
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me when america began to find its feet after the depression, it was a boom driven by the same consumerism. a new york was active. so the buildings and the way they were built had changed, but not a staggering amount of money. patrons were prepared to spend. all the seagram building on punk avenue cars, more per square meter than any previously built. the cult of the architect had also begun. few people know who built the empire state for the architect now became as important as the building seagrams create a vendor road and his contemporaries, which are bringing the age of the architect as an item. the doctor sees modernised and the patrons had very little sentimentality. and many of the
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cities historic buildings were torn down. the monolithic panam building now renamed . metlife, was stuck on top of a delicate facade of grand central station. the station itself barely escaping the wrecking ball and the city where money was still the only god who i guess it still is new york pride itself on being the city that never sleeps the financial capital of the world. i can't help but wonder if that's what's going wrong today. so many cities seek to emulate people without understanding the sacrifice. this entails where there's no doubt that architects are captured by my money. here you are, you need to money to build the building. but money is not the only thing that should drive architecture. because we see the fatality if architecture is only driven by money and only by private developers ideas. then the cities are gonna become ghost house,
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because only the rich will be living in the centers of cities. and everybody have to work in the center of cities will live in some boondocks away, and the cities will be empty at night and they'll just investors and you know, who live far away, who's empty apartments have no light. it's not a good idea. after all, that's what a city is as a creative place, that's why people want to be in a city. they can get jobs, they can go to school, they can better themselves, they can meet other people. so if you segregate you create a horrible dichotomy that will be a failure and will lead to a the end of city. new york itself may be changing the original world trade center was an incredibly controversial project. it's detractors accusing it of ignoring the people on the pavement in its race for the sky. the same feelings critics point to, in today's mega structures,
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it's replacement has consciously taken a very different route involving the public right from the start. my experience at the competition for grounds you at the world trade center, which was a world competition with thousands of architects and millions of people being involved on line and saying, i like it. i don't like it was really a symbol of the fact that architecture is become participatory that in an open society, architecture doesn't belong to anyone. i mean, somebody made my invested it, but it's part of the city. so everybody, every citizen has a right to comment, to see your architecture concentrate on the streets, concentrate on open space where people can sit down. that's why half of the fight of grounds here are streets piazza, public memorial in museum. so you can design a city just for one class give to design it for everyone. i think that's part of
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the social justice that a city represents. ah, ours may well be in planet. but it's wrong to assume this is an irreversible process. city should come with a warning just as they rise. so can they for these ones, thriving neighborhoods homes. people spend a lifetime paying for take them back by nature dense housing, demolished, and reverting to grassland. what has become known as the urban prairie? no city has fallen further or hauled it van detroit,
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it's become the post the child urban decline. ah, the michigan central train station, it is unfortunately a building that a lot of the national international media have come to cast as a symbol of detroit plight. and the problems that the city's going through to me is just ruined poor to be quite frank with you. this is, you know, the story of detroit in detroit, issues are much more complex than and what you can understand just by looking at the train station, the problem to try to not detroit problems there. american profit. this is an american city, a great american city. so when you talking about a wholesale withdrawl of governmental support for industrialized cities and, you know, i think that the flag being near the train station is quite appropriate because like i said, this is not just the symbol of detroit play. this is
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a symbol of america's play, neglect the place lou. ready detroit's recent history might be wanted to decline, but this was, as darrell says, a great american city it was also an instant one a population of 28501900 reached almost 2000000 in 1950 fields by the needs of one industry d industrialization is a common issue in the developed world. my own home town of nottingham in the u. k. went through in the 19 eighties and nineties, but detroit's problem started long before that in creating the motor car for the mass market. detroit. so the seeds of its own decline
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when the car companies wanted to create new production lines all wanted to teach unionized labor a lesson. they just moved further out of town, taking with them the jobs and the tax revenues, the city needed to, ah, at the same time, the free ways and cheap cars, sub urbanized detroit, just as they did the rest of america. it was a long, slow death. the auto industries relationship with detroit seems a strangely unbalanced one. as does this relationship with the country as a whole need you stand up in the saying? what's good for general motors is good for america. when general motors filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the u. s. government stepped in to help what was good for g? ember was not necessarily good for detroit. when the city found for bankruptcy in
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2013, no federal support was forthcoming. the bankruptcy has had people here very home. you know, we've been driving around here and i've been looking at the cost. people are driving, they're all american cars. people here love the auto industry a whole lot more than the auto industry love. detroit has always been known as a place where you could come get a job, an older home. you know me now. you can do either one of those things. and so what we got was we got a housing prices, we got a mortgage crisis, we got a meltdown of the housing market. no city was as harshly affected by that as detroit was. even when the president comes to visit detroit 1st, the only place he ever goes to the ca factory, because it was his idea to be allowed genome himself. a big part of his victory narrative is that i said,
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i save the car company as well. you didn't say detroit. ah, i wonder if you can save a city blue. it seems to me that you can't make people come to a place. you can only make it a place. people want to come to. ah, no one is more aware of the problems facing detroit than the people who live. i think for, for strikes them, is that too often the media chooses to illustrate problems from everyone, buildings, and not from everyone lines. so you both work toll your lives. you've paid your taxes and now you're retiring. how things change in that period. shortly after retire, we find out that we are going to be cut from our pension is going to be cut. i'm almost 60 and say we're gonna have to take 30 percent of your income. that's a big producing this huge increase. i mean,
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we're looking right now and we need to sell our house. not fair. this is what happens to see the incentives. and same story. say sorry, but i think the different lightweight because i was forced into the car in so many other ways we could have these bond is almost like they're going to last very well left in your state to, to choices need to reclaim you for this a lot of making land, when did you build on? are a lot of making copies about making factories. somebody has to be a champion for, and that's what i say. what we need is not just a simple mayor. you have to have a coach, a coach is going to treat me quite like a big team. then everybody's going to have an opportunity. and that's what we need a stone's throw from the ruins enclosed, municipal buildings. you could be forgiven for thinking that this was already happening. the heart of the city has been given a brand may cause detroit make over is however,
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just that few of these people live commute from the suburbs or attend conventions all come to watch baseball. london, new york city is where the coal has become too expensive. detroit is a city weights become too cheap. parts of a sector have already been reclaimed by people attracted by the low cost of living under all signs that investors are starting to renovate the buildings, anticipating that this will continue. some have pointed to this as a new beginning, but i'm not convinced it's any more significant and the really the graffiti looked suspiciously corporate real street artists tend to make their feelings known a little higher off the ground. if it is a true symbol of detroit, i like to think that it's the fist of joe lewis,
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one of the greatest heavy weight boxes of old time who move to detroit. as a teenager, it's one of my favorite time that says because until he began to work on it, i had no idea. it was an object in motion. louis said, every man got to figure to get some time, which is of course true, but it's when you do afterwards, the really capital cities have always been in motion. they have to be to evolve. and that, that what i think is different today is the speed of that change. something which i fear is excluding us from the process. now, more than ever, we must consciously shape our city. because if we don't on this planet,
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it's all cities that will shape. ah, i've come back to san diego to revisit the fascinating part of calcium history. they were crazy, creative, even visionary. they were top lesta naturalists. i was them as a child during and just pops into people still love them. it was basically too bad to be true. what they were predicting can commitee heal ethnic divisions and national tensions exist in both you today. once upon a time in san diego on al jazeera, do you want a bank that puts the pro before the product? you see products don't see the big picture for businesses. experts do you. this is why net bank business banking up as your team of experts steadily missed themselves in understanding your business needs to guide your growth during a time when products alone since the aren't enough. so in an ever changing business world, do you want a bank that takes your money or
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through africa, no surprise or storms here. round lake victoria through democratic republic of congo, congo, gab, on rate, through, into cameroon. actually a bit more dry and cameroon, on thursday. and then we've got a lot of what weather botswana inches in bob way, that eastern portion of south africa. i want to show these temperatures could take you a few days out because it's a different story. temperatures going down in johannesburg. this is by saturday, cape town all the way up to 27 degrees. so feeling it more like summer. ah, the 20th centuries 1st genocide thought to have set the blueprint for the holocaust is too often overlooked. the sand will come and bury everything. but for some reason the sand refused to bury these people. they want this story to be taught over a century on the injustice still echoes down the generations and the path to reparation
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is nothin easy. one, namibia, the price of genocide, people and power on al jazeera. ah . ready the sculptured scale, this destruction is almost beyond belief. joe biden promises to help communities devastated by some of the strongest tornadoes ever seen in the us. ah, hello, i'm emily. ang, when this is al jazeera, alive from doha, also coming up south korea re imposes social distancing rules as the number of new kinds of 19 infections and severe cases increases.


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