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Superskyscrapers follows the creation of four extraordinary skyscrapers showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work, and how we protect ourselves from potential threats, both from the environment and terrorist attacks. Episodes include: One World Trade Center; One57; Shanghai Tower; and The Leadenhall Building.
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PBSSuper Skyscrapers DVD
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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4.0

Amazing skylines.

By skibel

from LA

Comments about PBS Super Skyscrapers DVD:

So interesting to see the changing skylines and the new techonolgies in building these astonishing buildings.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

20 tons is 70kW, not 20,000 kg

By RT

from Santa Clara, CA

Comments about PBS Super Skyscrapers DVD:

Thrilling to watch. Very interesting.

However, while watching an air conditioning chiller unit being installed in the episode _The Vertical City_, about the Shanghai Tower, I was alarmed to hear the narrator say "a twenty ton chiller" and INSTANTLY feared... and then it came: "...weighing twenty tons..."

No. A twenty ton chiller doesn't weigh twenty tons. It can provide twenty tons of *refrigeration*, where a ton of refrigeration moves about 12,000 BTUs/hour, or 3,500 Watts. That's enough power to melt a ton of ice in 24 hours.

A 20,000 kg twenty ton chiller would have to be made of gold.

When you hear this kind of error, you can't help but wonder what others there are introduced by journalists when they talk to engineers regarding disciplines you know little about.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Skyscrapers

By Stitchin' grandma

from Sudbury, MA

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Comments about PBS Super Skyscrapers DVD:

The most I have ever tried to build with is with kids' blocks, but I happened to tune into this and couldn't leave it. In fact, I have seen Super Skyscrapers twice--it is so fascinating. I recommend that everyone take time to watch it. I know I'll watch it again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One world trade

By Cheryl

from Long Island, New York

Comments about PBS Super Skyscrapers DVD:

Wonderful video. Really shows how it's built. Buying the video!!!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One World Trade Center

By Sheila

from Missoula, MT

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Comments about PBS Super Skyscrapers DVD:

I was glued to the TV watching this segment. I am astounded at what it took to put that building up to make it safe and resiliant. I am so proud to be an American. Thank you PBS. Everyone should watch this to know what kind of expertise, hardwork, dedication and emotion from each and every worker, project manager, concrete deliverer, and many others, experienced during this long and arduous build. I am so honored to be able to share in this. Thank you again, PBS and all who contributed to this documentary. It should be shown in schools as part of our history.

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