A Burglar's Guide to the City

Premiere DateMay 17, 2016
00:00 BTR Today
00:45 Geoff Manaugh
02:19 A Burglar's Guide to the City
03:57 Patron Saint of Burglary
06:26 Bank Robbery Capital of the World
09:04 Hole in the Ground Gang
12:44 Tools of the Trade
17:05 Burglary Law
20:30 Die Hard
23:17 Stealth Games
26:14 Escape and Evade
28:31 Smart Cities
31:37 Designing Like A Burglar
35:29 Finish

This Week:

Geoff Manaugh talks about his new book A Burglar’s Guide to the City. The book explores what we can learn about architecture and the city by viewing the build world through the eyes of burglars. Throughout A Burglar’s Guide we hear about heists and getaways, architects turned bank robbers, and learn why the film Die Hard is “one of the best architectural films of the past three decades.” In addition to A Burglar’s Guide Geoff Manaugh is also the author of  BLDGBLOG, a blog about architecture and the built environment.


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