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.

As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and more luxurious than their predecessors.

This four-part series follows the creation of four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work and protect ourselves from potential threats.

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00pm

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 12:00am
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 8:00am
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
Rating: 
TVPG
Length: 
56 minutes
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