National Shows
12:11 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Super Skyscrapers

Wednesdays, Feb. 12, 19 & 26 @ 10pm on HDTV

Wednesday, February 12 @ 10pm on HDTV 

Building the Future Commonly known as “the cheese grater,” the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London’s avant-garde architecture. Designed as a tapered tower with a steel exoskeleton, it’s the tallest skyscraper in the city of London and the most innovative. Follow the monumental challenges that come with erecting this super skyscraper: constructed off-site, delivered to location, and stacked and bolted together like a giant Lego set.

 

Wednesday, February 19 @ 10pm HDTV

 The Vertical City Shanghai Tower isn’t just a skyscraper — it’s a vertical city. Within its walls, residents can work, rest, play and relax in public parks. When complete, the structure will dominate Shanghai’s skyline as a testament to China’s economic success. 

 

Wednesday, February 26 @ 10pm HDTV 

The Billionaire Building Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere. Condominiums will showcase state-of-the-art interiors — double-height ceilings and bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble.