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.

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.

upcoming airdates

KUED

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00am

The World

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00am
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Rating: 
TVPG
Length: 
56 minutes
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