Geoff Manaugh Reveals The City Seen Through Burglars' Eyes

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Geoff Manaugh (Photo: Nicola Twilley)

Many burglars are amateur experts in architecture: whether it's learning a building's floor plan to escape via an air duct, registering as a fake company to request a building's private blueprints or tunneling into the side of a building from an alleyway dumpster, burglars can reveal vulnerabilities in human-made structures that most people never notice. Geoff Manaugh, the creator of BLDGBLOG, a popular blog on architecture, joins us to talk about his new book , "A Burglar's Guide To The City," and what's revealed when we see a city through a thief's eyes.


Geoff Manaugh, an architecture and design blog launched in 2004. He is also former senior editor of Dwell magazine. His most recent book is "A Burglar's Guide to the City.'"