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Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Independent Communications Associates.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©2002.
Series: Skyscraper.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This program traces the evolution of the American skyscraper over the 20th century and speculates on the skyscraper of the future. A study of landmark structures ranging from the Home Insurance Building and the Singer Building, to the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, to the World Trade Center and the Sears Tower serves as a timeline of U.S. skyscraper history. In addition, some of America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Original produced:
INCA (LONDON) Ltd, 2002
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Independent Communications Associates.
OCLC Number: 707972189
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sound, color, digital.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Biggest, Best, and the Tallest (5:43) --
Masonry Skyscraper in Chicago (2:39) --
Steel Technology in Architecture (2:01) --
New York City's Transformation (4:43) --
New Zoning Regulations (2:01) --
Chrysler Building (2:01) --
Empire State Building (3:21) --
Air Conditioning and Heating (2:32) --
Wind Force (4:59) --
Wind Science (6:20) --
World Trade Center (2:13) --
Sears Tower (1:25) --
Super Tall Skyscrapers (5:46) --
Quality of Life (4:00).
Series Title: Skyscraper.; Films on Demand.
Responsibility: INCA (LONDON) Ltd.

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This program traces the evolution of the American skyscraper over the 20th century and speculates on the skyscraper of the future. A study of landmark structures ranging from the Home Insurance Building and the Singer Building, to the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, to the World Trade Center and the Sears Tower serves as a timeline of U.S. skyscraper history. In addition, some of America's best-known architects and engineers explain how they have overcome the challenges of constructing higher and higher buildings.

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