WATCH: Alex Garvin at The Skyscraper Museum

Founded in 1996, The Skyscraper Museum is a private, not-for-profit, educational corporation devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, the museum celebrates the city's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines.

Alexander Garvin, author of What Makes a Great City, went to the museum last week to discuss the themes of his book with an audience. You can watch the video of the talk below.