About Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future
From Willis Tower to One World Trade Center, skyscrapers are emblematic of the world’s great cities. Since their beginnings in the late 19th century, these tall towers have constantly evolved as architects and structural engineers pushed the boundaries of what’s possible. The new Science Channel series, Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future, puts the spotlight on what the world’s most ambitious cities are doing to transform their skylines with designs that seem to defy gravity.
Throughout the series, Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future unlocks the inner workings of these urban goliaths. From Chicago to London, Melbourne to Tokyo, each episode gives viewers a never-before-seen look at these herculean structures. The 2,722-feet Burj Khalifa in Dubai is not only the tallest building in the world, but the inspiration for a new generation of builders. In Singapore, the famed Marina Bay Sands hotel has challenged the concept of what a building’s function can be, maximizing its connectivity to operate as a modern micro-city.