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Throw-away buildings:

Audio and Video

Video

Part One: How glass fails

Part One: How glass fails
John Lancaster talks to David House about the potential problems facing owners of glass condos in Toronto.

Watch audio (runs 3:16)


Part Two: Hidden costs

Part Two: Hidden costs
Kamela and Jason Hurlbut are looking for their first dream home but there are hidden costs to living in Toronto's glass condos.

Watch audio (runs 3:19)


Part Three: The ripple effect

Part Three: The ripple effect
If I can't sell my condo, I can't buy your home. John Lancaster looks at the possible ripple effect in Toronto's real estate market.

Watch audio (runs 3:48)


Audio

Introduction
Matt Galloway spoke with Mary Wiens about the series.
Listen audio (runs 6:11)

Part 1
Mary Wiens introduces us to people concerned about the hidden costs of glass walls.
Listen audio (runs 6:48)

Part 2
A developer of glass towers tells us why he will never put up another one.
Listen audio (runs 6:28)

Part 3
Mary Wiens asks engineers about the rise, and repair, of the glass towers.
Listen audio (runs 6:38)

Part 4
Mary Wiens tours a new condominium with a young couple and their real estate agent.
Listen audio (runs 6:50)

Part 5
Mary Wiens tells us about a solution that has helped produce more efficient cars and appliances, an approach that may have potential for condominiums as well.
Listen audio (runs 6:59)

Part One
Mary Wiens introduces us to people concerned about the hidden costs of glass walls.
Listen audio (runs 6:48)