A Short History of the Highrise

A Short history of the Highrise opening shot.

Watch it here free online from the NFB website.

A Peabody and Emmy Award-winning interactive documentary covering 2500 years of high-rise living. Released in 2013, directed by Katerina Cizek at the National Film Board of Canada and created with the archives of The New York Times. A little historical context for those of us in Toronto faced with new condo towers at every turn and cranes building more wherever we look.

The ‘A Thousand Cranes’ issue