Geoff Manaugh: A Burglar's Guide to the City

From Nine To Noon, 10:06 am on 15 April 2016
Geoff Manaugh

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Criminals have exploited urban infrastructure since cities were first created.

Architectural writer and blogger, Geoff Manaugh has studied the criminal history of our cities, detailing some of the most audacious heists, break-ins and tunnel jobs in history.

From the 'Hole in the Ground' gang who tunnelled their way into Los Angeles banks and escaped via the sewers, to 'The Roofman', who hid in the ceilings of McDonald's restaurants and would drop down when staff emptied the cash registers.

Manaugh, who is the author of the architectural site BLDGBLOG, has a new book out called A Burglar's Guide to the City that looks at buildings through the eyes of those hoping to break into them.