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The Shard
Slide 1

You are going to watch a video in which Hal Foster, Professor of Art at Princeton and author of The Art-Architecture Complex, discusses the politics of London's Shard, which will be the EU's tallest building when completed in 2012.

All original video and textual material has been adapted courtesy of The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/)

Answer the following question before watching the video.

Prediction: After the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 09/11, do you think the interest in constructing large, glass skyscrapers:
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increased?

decreased?

remained the same?


Now listen to the beginning of the video to check your prediction.





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Listen to the introduction to this video again and fill in the gaps below by completing the missing words.

After 9/11 there was all this about glass towers for obvious reasons, but at the same time there was this extraordinary to build them higher than before, I mean, this kind of drive to have these towers, these again, and there was a desire to reclaim the old force of glass structure.



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After 9/11 there was all this about glass towers for obvious reasons, but at the same time there was this extraordinary to build them higher than before, I mean, this kind of drive to have these towers, these again, and there was a desire to reclaim the old force of glass structure.

After 9/11 there was all this about glass towers for obvious reasons, but at the same time there was this extraordinary to build them higher than before, I mean, this kind of drive to have these towers, these again, and there was a desire to reclaim the old force of glass structure.