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If We Built It Today

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, the Notre Dame Cathedral. What would it take to build these remarkable super structures today? How long would it take? How much would it cost? How many workers would we need? In our modern era of glass and steel, could we even pull it off? If We Built It Today talks to architects, historians, engineers, and builders to find out if we could use modern day innovations to recreate these iconic masterpieces, or if fundamental techniques have been lost to time.

Show Info

Network: United States Science (2019 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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Secrets of Stonehenge

Episode 3x05; Nov 17, 2021

Stonehenge is an astonishing achievement of ancient construction that continues to baffle engineers thousands of years later; now, experts use the latest science to discover the logistics behind erecting another legendary monument today.

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
3x05: Secrets of StonehengeNov 17, 2021
3x04: Fortress of SoundNov 3, 2021
3x03: Statue of Liberty SecretsOct 27, 2021
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