Super skyscrapers / a Blink Films production for PBS in association with Channel 5, Discovery Asia, Discovery UK and France 5 Television ; executive producers, Dan Chambers and Dan Oliver.

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Super skyscrapers / a Blink Films production for PBS in association with Channel 5, Discovery Asia, Discovery UK and France 5 Television ; executive producers, Dan Chambers and Dan Oliver.

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2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Authors: 
Chambers, Dan, producer.
Oliver, Dan (Producer), producer.
Johnson, Corey, 1961- narrator.
Blink Films.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), production company, publisher.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
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Wide screen.
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142838
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Documentary.
Originally produced as episodes of the television series: Super skyscrapers.
Music, Audio Networks, UPPM; editors, Richard Lace, Alex Lewington, Francis Robertson, Duncan Thomsen, D'Arcy Maclean.
Narrator, Corey Johnson.
Documents 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 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."--pbs.org.
TV Parental Guidelines rating: Not rated.
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
English SDH subtitles.
Contents: 
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 --
The vertical city / producer, Naomi Zola ; producer/director, Rob Slater --
The billionaire building / producers, Nick Adey, Hannah Veale ; producer/director, Matt Jackson.
ISBN: 
9781608830275
1608830276