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newheights join us in cut off from november, the 30th to december. the 18th booked your package now at katmai airways dot com. ah ah, hello am barbara sarah london. these are the top stories on al jazeera sch. the u. k. has reported the world's 1st known death from the on the con variant of cove at 19. this comes on the day that britain, britain launched a massive acceleration of its booster job program with warnings that a tidal wave of omi on infections is coming. the u. k. health secretary says it will become the dominant variant in london in the next 48 hours. in the u. s. state of kentucky, at least 64 people, including a 5 month old baby has been confirmed dead from the weekend. tornadoes, which tore through 6 states lane waste 2 entire towns. president joe biden has
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declared a major federal disaster as rescue workers continued to pick through the wreckage. they say they have little hope of finding any more survivors, and the number of those confirmed dead in kentucky alone is likely to rise. so just a few more facts about those we've, we've lost 18 are still on identified of the ones that we know the age the age range is 5 months to 86 years and 6 are younger than 18. help keeps pouring him from all over the country. thank you to everyone. how we feel you love
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for testers in sudan have returned to the streets of the capital to rally against last month's deal between the prime minister and the military. security forces use tear gas to the spurs crowds and cartoon november's political agreements, all the land oak reinstated his prime minister weeks after the military detained him and seized power. sedans that largest civilian coalition has rejected the deal saying it doesn't want any concessions with the military. 5 and a half 1000000 people are facing food shortages in 3 countries on the edge of the sahara. as conflict and drought make it harder to grow crops in brooklyn, of fossil hunger is especially acute among children, with more than one and a half 1000000 under the age of 5, at risk of malnutrition, mourn all those stories on the al jazeera news, our this coming up in just under half an hour, i'll just say we're a correspondent continues next. the
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eye sheet and the sheets such a course. and as somebody who's on their own, you can get this a sense of loneliness, but also a sense of being able to not be distracted by anything else. apart from what you see, ah, ah, and 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 i owe new york to the time photographers and concerning
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architecture of photography. paradise. every way you go, there's a shop. i few cities divide opinion more than new york, a towering celebration of identity for some others, including one of europe's greatest mother. and it's architect like a boucher, a beautiful catastrophe of elite spies, soaring above the pole. a new york didn't give for the skyscraper 22 square miles to build on. it was always going to be a vertical city. mm. yeah . do you think 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
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elevators. 6 stories had been the practical limit of most buildings prior to the 980. 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 who live to the top. i'm for new york delete the sky really was the limit. oh, for me, new york created, but we imagined margin metropolis to be the the new york skyline is what new cities around the world aspired to 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.
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013 years later, the success of one world trade center is nearing completion. a. the architect chosen and a public boat to come up with a master plan for this site was in many respects, a quintessential new yorker. i was an immigrant to new york and there's something so amazing about arriving by ship with all the other immigrants from all countries. looking at that silhouette and saying, my god, this is, this is like seeing something out of out of the moon it's, it's not possible that people have built this kind of magical city. ah, new york is the best school of architecture, the city itself. as you look at the streets, as you look the way buildings are being built. as you look at the density of new york, ah,
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and you see how hard people work in new york city, a lot about architecture because architecture is more than that. 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 luis, all the father american architecture. in his 1900 speech to the new york architect said, new york city has one got the got of money. nothing has change in a 100 years. new york city trade, my money, but ambition. we want to build this want to build this. but how do you with, 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 woolworth, which was mister woolworth's office. after all took a private office of
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a millionaire. but it's something glorious it's, it's, it's, it's like a church i represent ration 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 her 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 said yes. so many other studies that have a lot of tall buildings, but so what you york script system initially brought in to facilitate the parceling out of land. in simple blocks also lent itself to tall buildings. for me, it gives the city too much order perhaps
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or reason. i'm so drawn to these spots where broadway the pre existing native american trail intersects with the rich it monotony of the grand built 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 up 5th avenue. its shape maximizing the use of the triangular plot created by broadway as daniel says, a functional building. but a beautiful one to the golden age of a skyscraper was also the great age of american expansion. ah, in 1800. new york had a population of only 60000. by 1900,
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it was a 1000000. in the 1020s, 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 rescue repeatedly gave his architect a simple, brief build as high as you can without it falling over the 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 for his commercial feelings. it was, nevertheless, a vertical statement with which no one in new york or elsewhere for that matter could compete
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in the shadow of the empire state is the office of an economist. he's drawn parallels between the economic imbalance led to the 929 crash. and the situation today by fascinating things is that we got into this mass by over investment and housing and our development of housing in speculative development and housing. how we stabilized the problem by organization in china, which is over investment and housing and our investment in albany, zation. 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 mass very shortly. how do you think we can break? i cycle one of the ways in which we can break it is to actually start to rationalize the investment in urbanized action. and in order to do that,
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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 ashley, you've got to get employment back to a position where people have an income stream where they can afford a decent house on a decent living environment. what is stopping the pot from boiling over right now was keeping the lid on ashley. 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 on rest and stockholm, before that there was london and paris and has a lot of unrest in urban areas out there, which i think is going to be very, very difficult to manage as to, as time goes on, is trouble brewing. it doesn't seem obvious in new york, at least not in its commercial at times square.
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this was a high crime area for more than 50 years following the great depression. but today, it has a very different buying. it feels like a cathedral of consumers. people come specifically to see the flashing lights with photographing them and each other with the same smartphones advertised on the billboards. another left leaning academic has labeled this pacification by cappuccino. as long as we have our branded phones and branded coffee, i contend to ignore the big picture. with . when america began to find its feet after the depression, it was a boon driven by the same consumerism. a new york was at his home. both the
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buildings and the way they were built had changed, but not the staggering amount of money patrons were prepared to spend. the segan building and park avenue cause 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 me vendor ro and his contemporaries, which are bringing the age of the architect as an item. the doctor sees madness, and the patrons had very little sentimentality. and many of the 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 rectangle in
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a city where money was still the only call i guess it still is new york private cell from 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 without understanding the sacrifice this entails. but there is no the architect a captured by my money. here you are, you need money to build a 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 city they're going to become goes towns. because only the rich will be living in the centers of cities. and everybody actually works in the central city, will live in some boondocks away, and the cities will be empty at night. and then we just investors and you know, who lives far away, who's empty apartments have no light. it's not
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a good idea. after all, that's what a city is, it's a creative place where people want to be in the 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 well trade center was an incredibly controversial project. it's detractors accusing it to have ignoring the people on the pavement in its race for the scar. the same fighting's critics point to in today's mega structures. issue placement has consciously taken a very different route involving the public right from the start. my experience at the competition for grounds you are the world trade center,
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which was a world competition with thousands of architects and millions of people being involved online and saying, i like it. i don't like it was really a symbol of the fact that architecture has 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 steal architecture, concentrate on the streets, concentrate on open space where people can sit down. that's why half of the fight of grants. here are streets council, 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 the social justice that a city represents. ah,
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how is may well be in planet. but it's wrong to assume this is an irreversible process. ah, cities should come with a warning just as they rise. so come they for these were ones swiping neighborhoods, homes. people spend a lifetime paying for take him back by nature dense housing, demolished, reverting to grasp what has become known as the urban prairie. ah, no city has fallen further or harder van detroit, it's become the post a child for urban decline. mm . ah, the michigan central train station,
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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 is 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 problems in detroit are not detroit problems there. american profit, this is an american city, a great american city. so when you talking about a wholesale withdrawal 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 a symbol of america's play, neglect to play lou. ready detroit's recent history might be one a decline, but this was as darrell says, a great american city it was also an instant one
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a population of 28501900 reached almost 2000000 in 1950, filled 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 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,
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at the same time the freeways 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. nietzsche sunday 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 m. o was not necessarily good for detroit. when the city found for bankruptcy in 2013, no federal support was full coming in. the bankruptcy has had people here. very
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you know, we've been driving around and i've been looking at the cost. people are driving the 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 in chandler, the 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. your big part of is victory. narrative is that i saved saved 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
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a place. you can only make it a place. people want to come to. ah, no one is more aware of the problems face in detroit than the people who live. i think what frustrates them is that too often the media chooses to illustrate problems from their ruined buildings and not from everyone minus saying you both what told your lives, you paid your taxes and now you're retiring. how things change in that period. shortly after retire. we find out that we're going to be cut from our pension is going to be cut. i'm almost sick, they say we're gonna have to take 30 percent of your income. that's a big thing. is huge increase. i have to file names up the, i mean, we're looking right now and we need to sell our house, not parents. this is what happens to senior incentives. and same story, say, sorry, but i think the different lightweight because i was forced into the car. there was so many other ways we could have these fun. it's almost like they're going to last
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very well. let me see, do you the choices need to reclaim, you should say for this the room that a lot of make the land. and when did you build on are allowed to making copies a lot of 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 train detroit like a big team. then everybody's going to have an opportunity and ask what we need a stone's throw from the ruins and closed municipal buildings. you could be forgiven for thinking that this was already happening. the heart of a city has been given a brand to make code of detroit make over is however, just that few of these people, if they 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
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a city weights become too cheap. parts of a center 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 culprit 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. one of the greatest heavyweight 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,
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i had no idea. it was an object in motion. louis said, every man's got to figure to get beat sometime, which is a false true, but it's what you do afterwards. the really, council with the 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, it's all cities that will shape. ah, i've come back to san diego to revisit the fascinating part of calcium history.
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they were crazy, creative, even visionary. they were top lesta, not realistic. 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 comment to heal ethnic divisions and national tensions that exist in both you today. once upon a time in sarajevo on l. j, zed, ah, with
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hello. their all eyes are on tropical cyclone ruby as it pulls south across new caledonia. if we look at some of the sets, it is a strengthening storm. we're seeing wind speeds of up to a 110 kilometers per hour. it's likely to bring some damaging gusts. we could see them rise up to 170 kilometers. and of course the heavy rain with high seas. now it is going to move across towards the southeast. it could clip the northern island of new zealand. we'll have a look at that in a moment. but 1st, for much of a strayer,
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it is a very dry picture, a few showers affecting weston areas, but it remains while the hot and dry for perth. we are going to see the temperature pick up. if over the next few days before that southeast corner, we are seeing some of those stronger winds come into play. that's thanks to low pressure over the north island of new zealand brings very heavy rain. here. we have got warnings out, we could see some significant flooding. and as that tropical cyclone works its way down, it's going to bring some very heavy rain to places like the bay of plenty, and gives been, we're likely to have alerts out there for flooding. for the south of this, it is a bit dryer, but we are going to see a lot of that heavy rain pull into christ church. by the time we get into wednesday . ah, it was supposed to be a refuse with south korea's brothers home was allegedly the scene of torture,
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rain time, even bird one or one east investigate crimes under setting behind them on odyssey. ah, this is al jazeera ah, hello, i'm barbara sarah. this is the al jazeera news, our life from london. thank you for joining us, coming up in the next 60 minutes queues up and down the u. k. for a cobit booster job as britain confirms the world's 1st known death from the on the con variant plus, i don't know what happened, how i got out and he did. 64 people are confirmed the dead.

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