If We Built It Today

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.6  (38)

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Notre Dame Cathedral. What would it take to build these remarkable super structures today? How long would it take? How much would it cost? How many workers would we need? In our modern era of glass and steel, could we even pull it off? If We Built It Today talks to architects, historians, engineers, and builders to find out if we could use modern day innovations to recreate these iconic masterpieces, or if fundamental techniques have been lost to time.

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Rebuilding the Hoover Dam
9. Rebuilding the Hoover Dam
October 20, 2021
The Hoover Dam was an epic engineering experiment that created an oasis of American opportunity during the darkest decade of the 20th century; modern engineers believe reconstructing it may hold the secret solution to renewable energy innovation.
Engineering the Home
8. Engineering the Home
May 16, 2021
From ancient cave dwellings to massive multi-winged estates, the home has never stopped evolving; now, experts mix modern materials with state-of-the-art technology to reveal if a modern home can be constructed to truly stand the test of time.
Eiffel Tower Decoded
7. Eiffel Tower Decoded
May 9, 2021
The Eiffel Tower stands as the ultimate symbol of Paris and an innovative form of engineering that had never been achieved; now, architects reveal how this groundbreaking design holds the key to constructing the world's tallest skyscrapers of the future.
Legend of Machu Picchu
6. Legend of Machu Picchu
May 2, 2021
Machu Picchu is one of the greatest landmarks of world architecture, yet the purpose of its construction and how it was built still remains a mystery; experts use cutting-edge engineering to reveal what it would take to rebuild this legendary city.
Secrets Of The Transcontinental
5. Secrets Of The Transcontinental
April 25, 2021
America's transcontinental railroad helped transform the United States into a global superpower, and today, cutting-edge engineering is behind hi-tech railways to once again revolutionize travel from sea to shining sea.
Resurrecting The Titanic
4. Resurrecting The Titanic
April 18, 2021
The Titanic pushed the boundaries of engineering and luxury like never before, but it's also the most well-known disaster; experts use cutting-edge tech to discover if a modern vessel of equal opulence could be successfully built for the sea today.
Code of the Parthenon
3. Code of the Parthenon
April 11, 2021
The Parthenon is the crowning jewel of ancient Greek architecture and it was engineered according to a mysterious mathematical formula; expert builders examine the secrets of its design and investigate if modern-day methods could rebuild it.
Atlantis Rises
2. Atlantis Rises
April 4, 2021
The legend of the lost city of Atlantis is one of history's greatest mysteries, and cutting-edge tech could bring it back to life; experts use modern engineering to reveal if it's possible to build a megacity underwater.
Washington, DC Reborn
1. Washington, DC Reborn
January 24, 2021
Washington, DC was built as the capital city of a new, revolutionary country, and it's home to some of America's greatest wonders; now, experts use cutting-edge engineering to reimagine what this place would look like if we had to build it again.
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The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Notre Dame Cathedral. What would it take to build these remarkable super structures today? How long would it take? How much would it cost? How many workers would we need? In our modern era of glass and steel, could we even pull it off? If We Built It Today talks to architects, historians, engineers, and builders to find out if we could use modern day innovations to recreate these iconic masterpieces, or if fundamental techniques have been lost to time.

If We Built It Today is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on July 14, 2019.

Where to Watch If We Built It Today

If We Built It Today is available for streaming on the Science Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch If We Built It Today on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Vudu, Science Channel, FuboTV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    July 14, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (38)