The Life and Death of Helicopter Commuting

The Life and Death of Helicopter Commuting

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8nbz5VFilxYFifty years ago, a helicopter company called New York Airways whisked passengers from the rooftop of the iconic Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan to any city airport in just 10 minutes. A fatal accident in 1977 brought that...

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How Japan’s Bullet Trains Changed Travel

How Japan’s Bullet Trains Changed Travel

https://youtube.com/watch?v=yc8SlAiynegToday high-speed trains are comparable to air travel in price and door-to-door speed for shorter journeys. But decades ago locomotives faced fierce competition from air planes and private cars. Then came Japan’s bullet trains. Then This Happened is a series...

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How New York Got Its Skyline

How New York Got Its Skyline

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lGroIrQmwywWhy do so many of New York's older skyscrapers have a similar design? The answer can be traced back to a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height. In the heart of the...

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