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Building Big; Domes

08/25/2000

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Series
Building Big
Program
Domes
Program Number

102K1

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

Program 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. 101 Bridges- Program highlights: the Brooklyn Bridge, San Francisco's Golden Gate, Tacoma Narrows, Japan's Akashi-Kaikyo, Gustave Eiffel's Garabit Bridge, Scotland's Firth of Forth Railway Bridge. 102 Domes- Program highlights: the Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, Saint Peter's Cathedral, US Capitol Building, Houston Astrodome, Buckminster Fuller and the geodesic dome, the Georgia Dome. 103 Skyscrapers- Program highlights: the Chrysler Building, Reims Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, New York City's Citigroup Center, Malaysia's Petronas Towers. 104 Dams- Program highlights: Egypt's ancient Sadd El Kafara, Aswan High Dam, Hoover Dam, Brazil and Paraguay's shared Itaipu Dam, Brazil's Ita Dam, Johnstown, Pennsylvania's South Fork Dam. 105 Tunnels- Program highlights: Boston's Big Dig, Rome's Cloaca Maxima, Hoosac Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, London's Thames Tunnel, the Chunnel.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Architecture
Citation
Chicago: “Building Big; Domes,” 08/25/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D4CF17A3325049FE900BEE672872431C.
MLA: “Building Big; Domes.” 08/25/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D4CF17A3325049FE900BEE672872431C>.
APA: Building Big; Domes. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D4CF17A3325049FE900BEE672872431C
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