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Title Super skyscrapers / a Blink Films production for PBS in association with Channel 5, Discovery Asia, Discovery UK and France 5 Television.

Publication Info. Arlington, Virginia : distributed by PBS Distribution


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 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  DVD 720.483 SUPER DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD 720.483 SU DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Description 2 videodiscs (240 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical rda
video file DVD video rda
System Details DVD, widescreen; Stereo.
Audience Rating: TV-G.
Contents Disc 1. One World Trade Center / producers, Nick Adey, Hannah Veale ; producer/directors, Matt Jackson, Owen Scurfield -- Building the future / producers, Nick Adey, Hannah Veale ; producer/director, Matt Jackson -- DIsc 2. The vertical city / producer, Naomi Zola ; producer/director, Rob Slater -- The billionaire building / producers, Nick Adey, Hannah Veale ; producer/director, Matt Jackson.
Summary Follows the creation of four extraordinary skyscrapers, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work, and how we protect ourselves from potential threats, both from the environment and terrorist attacks. Episodes include: One World Trade Center; One57; Shanghai Tower; and The Leadenhall Building.
"One World Trade Center: One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. For head of construction Steve Plate, as well as scientists, engineers, ironworkers and curtain wall installers, this is a construction job suffused with the history of the site and a sense of duty to rebuild from the ashes of Ground Zero. Building the future: Commonly known as "the cheese grater," the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London's avant-garde architecture. Designed as a tapered tower with a steel exoskeleton, it's the tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the most innovative. The teams behind the Leadenhall project had to radically rethink every aspect of the traditional building model. This program follows the monumental challenges that come with erecting this super skyscraper: it will be constructed off-site, delivered to location, and stacked and bolted together like a giant Lego set. The vertical city: Shanghai Tower isn't just a skyscraper, it's a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space. Not just one, however, but eight of them, stacked on top of each other, all the way to the 120th floor. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai's skyline, towering over its neighbors as a testament to China's economic success and the ambitions of the city's wealthy elite. The billionaire building: Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan's 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. "One57" follows the teams tasked with creating New York's most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living in the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the-art interiors, double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes."
Credits Executive producers, Dan Chambers, Dan Oliver; music, Audio Networks, UPPM; editors, Richard Lace, Alex Lewington, Francis Robertson, Duncan Thomsen, D'Arcy Maclean.
Performer Narrator, Corey Johnson.
Subject One World Trade Center (New York, N. Y.).
One57 (New York, N. Y.).
Leadenhall Building (London, England).
Shanghai Tower (Shanghai, China).
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Shanghai (China) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Johnson, Corey, 1961-
Blink Films.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
ISBN 9781608830275
Standard No. 841887020299
Music No. SUSS600 PBS
SUSS600.1 PBS (disc 1)
SUSS600.2 PBS (disc 2)
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