Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future

Season 1
Skyscrapers are constantly evolving as architects and structural engineers push the boundaries of what's possible. Discover how the world’s most ambitious cities are transforming their skylines with designs that seem to defy gravity.
Starring
Lisa Kay
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. American-Made Marvels
    April 24 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The emergence of the skyscraper coincided with the rise of America as a global superpower, and experts reveal how expert engineering and cutting-edge technology helped power humankind's race to conquer the sky.
  2. 2. New York's Greatest
    May 1 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The world's most iconic buildings were built in the heyday of the American century, and as New York became the capital for these innovative new skyscrapers, experts used cutting-edge tech to push engineering to new heights.
  3. 3. Rise of the American Titans
    May 8 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The World Trade Center and the Sears Tower were record-setting skyscrapers made possible by engineering innovations, but just as these American icons set new standards in construction, dark forces were poised to undo it all.
  4. 4. The New Colossus
    May 15 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The rise of colossal towers across the planet coincided with the surge of cutting-edge design, but just as these monoliths began breaking world records, new threats were on the horizon.
  5. 5. Cities in the Sky
    May 22 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Today's greatest skyscrapers use cutting-edge tech to build sky-high micro-cities within their walls, and these innovative mega-builds are becoming the new engineering icons in twenty-first century metropolises.
  6. 6. World's Tallest Buildings
    May 29 2019
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Dubai's Burj Khalifa is over 2,700 feet high and the tallest building in the world, and as engineers race to top this record-setting height, a new 3,200-foot-tall building in Saudi Arabia is poised to take the crown.

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Season year
2019
Network
discovery plus Engineering Marvels
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