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A series which explores the skyscrapers of Chicago to London, Melbourne to Tokyo. Each episode gives viewers a never-before-seen look at these herculean structures.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Science Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
April 24, 2019
Documentary & Biography
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Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future Full Episode Guide

  • Dubai's Burj Khalifa is over 2,700 feet high and the tallest building in the world, and as engineers race to top this record-setting height with cutting-edge tech, a new 3,200-foot-tall building in Saudi Arabia is poised to take the crown.

  • Today's greatest skyscrapers use cutting-edge tech to build sky-high micro-cities within their walls, and these innovative mega-builds are becoming the new engineering icons in Chicago, Dubai, Beijing, and other twenty-first century metropolises.

  • The rise of colossal towers across the planet coincided with the surge of cutting-edge design, but just as these monoliths began breaking world records, new threats were on the horizon.

  • A spotlight is put on ambitious plans that cities are undertaking to transform their skylines with massive skyscrapers.

  • The world's most iconic buildings were built in the heyday of the American century, and as New York became the capital for these innovative new skyscrapers, experts used cutting-edge tech to push engineering to new heights.

  • The rise of the skyscraper coincided with the rise of America as a global superpower, and experts reveal how expert engineering and cutting-edge technology helped power humankind's race to conquer the sky.

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