If We Built It Today

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 3 Seasons
  • 5.5  (40)

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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Secrets of Stonehenge
5. Secrets of Stonehenge
November 17, 2021
Stonehenge is an astonishing achievement of ancient construction that continues to baffle engineers thousands of years later; now, experts use the latest science to discover the logistics behind erecting another legendary monument today.
Fortress of Sound
4. Fortress of Sound
November 3, 2021
For centuries, concert halls have been precisely designed and engineered to shape the best possible sound for acoustic performance; now, experts use state-of-the-art science to discover how the next generation of concert halls could be constructed.
Statue of Liberty Secrets
3. Statue of Liberty Secrets
October 27, 2021
The Statue of Liberty is an artistic wonder of construction and the most famous symbol of freedom in the world; now, experts use cutting-edge engineering to reimage what America's greatest icon would look like rebuilt to record-breaking new heights.
Rebuilding the Hoover Dam
2. 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.
Empire State Building Decoded
1. Empire State Building Decoded
October 13, 2021
The Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for 40 years and was constructed faster than any skyscraper in history; now, experts use cutting-edge engineering to discover if a new mega-tall tower could be built today at record speed.
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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 3 seasons (22 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
    5.5  (40)