Building Big: Bridges / Domes / Skyscrapers / Dams / Tunels (2000)
David Macaulay goes to extremes with five really big adventures that explore the greatest manmade wonders of the world. The series introduces the courageous creators and builders and reveals the deadly disasters and personal triumphs behind these breathtaking structures. Spectacular film footage, dramatic recreations and David's unique illustrations excite, explain and entertain in a big way. Tower above the clouds on the Golden Gate; build the Brooklyn Bridge; and explore Europe's groundbreaking spans in See how dams change not only the course of rivers, but the course of history as well, in an adventure that reaches from the top of the Hoover Dam to the banks of the Nile in Dams; Discover 2000 years of architectural wonders as Domes explores the Houston Astrodome, St. Peter's Cathedral, the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, and more Go to the top of the skyline for tall tales about Skyscrapers including Chicago's Sears Tower, New York's Empire State Building and Malaysia's record-setting Petronas Towers Be a "mole" in Boston's "Big Dig;" explore the "Chunnel;" and go deep under New York's Hudson River for a wild look at Tunnels.