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Building on Ground Zero   -  Discontinued


Building on Ground Zero


Item Number:
WG41359
Price:
 
Format:
DVD
Length:
56 min.
Copyright:
2006
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Summary:
Looking back on the tragic lessons of 9/11, NOVA investigates what we've learned about improving the construction and security of our most important buildings. What did the collapse of the World Trade Center and the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City have in common? An updated analysis of these devastating attacks will help shape the engineering of future skyscrapers. But is it really practical or even possible to design an invincible building? Featuring in-depth interviews with key investigators and engineers, NOVA explores two new structures that feature bold advances in skyscraper safety and construction. In New York City, the rebuilt World Trade Center 7 is now one of America's safest and "greenest" tall buildings. And in China, Leslie Robertson, the original architect of the Twin Towers, proudly shows NOVA the stunning, innovative features he's designed for Shanghai's new World Financial Center, which will soon be the world's tallest building, marking a hopeful new chapter in the engineering story that began with the tragedy of 9/11. Special DVD features include: materials and activities for educators; a link to the NOVA Web site; scene selections; closed captions; and described video for the visually impaired. On one DVD5 disc. Region coding: Region 1. Audio: Dolby stereo. Screen format: Letterboxed.




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