In this undated photo, a sign notes the site of the Wright brothers' bike shop outside the former Gem City Ice Cream building in Dayton, Ohio.  (Ty Greenlees / Dayton Daily News via AP, File)

The city wants to tear down the site because the building has deteriorated to a point where it can no longer be maintained and redeveloped, the Dayton Daily News has reported. Public safety concerns have also been raised by some who fear the building could collapse.

Wilbur takes wing in the 1902 glider soon after the brothers’ return to Kitty Hawk in 1903. Their camp and shed stand alone in the distant wind-swept sands. Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University.

David McCullough is an author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He’s received two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Book Award, and nation's highest civilian award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. In his new book, The Wright Brothers, McCullough takes us back to 1903 when two unknown brothers from Ohio changed the course of history.