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Building Big
Thinking Big
Series Description

Think big! Engineers have been doing just that for thousands of years, as renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay proves in this five-part miniseries on spectacular structures. The programs cover bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels -- past and present. Along the way, Macaulay highlights the engineering principles and human stories behind some of the most remarkable achievements in the history of building. Series release date: 2000

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Educational Programming Videos

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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Building Big; Thinking Big,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 28, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4304A81F4594C58921F46B14EEBD219.
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