When it was built in Pittsburgh, Schenley High School was the most expensive school in the United States' history, and the first to cost over $1 million. It represented a bold and progressive investment in education and was hailed as the pride of the city. Less than a century later, however, it was shuttered - victim of redistricting, budget cuts, and a hotly contested report that the asbestos in the walls would be too costly to remove. Those findings would later be cast in doubt, leaving many to wonder what really happened and why Schenley, once one of the city's most prestigious alma maters, was abandoned. Find out Schenley's story in "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream". 

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