January 18, 2022

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Do Skyscrapers Predict The Economy’s Future?

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As the global economy sputters in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, some economists are looking to city skylines for clues to the future. But skeptics argue that the so-called skyscraper curse, which holds that big buildings spell big financial trouble, is at best fanciful.

Video by Raymond Schillinger


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