Season 18, Episode 18 Skyscraper: A Nova Special
First Aired: December 10, 1991
An edited version of a 1990 series on the construction of Manhattan's 47-story Worldwide Plaza. Included: comments from developers, architects, the construction manager. Also: wind, water and smoke tests; assembly and installation of the roof frame.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
- Rating: None
- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)