NOVA; Skyscraper: A Nova Special
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Skyscraper: A Nova Special
- Program Number
- Series Description
Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
- Program Description
What does it take to build a massive 49-story, 770-foot Manhattan skyscraper with more office space than the Empire State Building? This program chronicles the saga of Worldwide Plaza and the men and women who developed, designed and built it. It's a dramatic tale of money, art and technology; a behind-the-scenes look at how a skyscraper is raised from the first multi-million dollar loan to the last bolt in the building's elaborate crown. (Originally aired in May 1990 as five part series.)
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Chicago: “NOVA; Skyscraper: A Nova Special,” 11/15/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9F502D7ED8B413196100F92EB9A2EA0.
- MLA: “NOVA; Skyscraper: A Nova Special.” 11/15/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9F502D7ED8B413196100F92EB9A2EA0>.
- APA: NOVA; Skyscraper: A Nova Special. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9F502D7ED8B413196100F92EB9A2EA0