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Introduction: Concrete Jungle: How Cities Work (01:11)


This brief overview of city construction and maintenance orients viewers with excerpts from the upcoming program.

The Walkie Talkie (10:08)

This London skyscraper was designed to solve overcrowding by providing more square-footage on upper levels. Follow along as construction workers assemble the roof of the building.

Vegas Window Washers (05:52)

A crew from Abseilon USA rappel down the side of a skyscraper to clean windows that other teams have failed to reach. Learn about their sense of adventure and safety protocol.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (07:14)

Follow the construction of Architect Sou Fujimoto's cloud-like structure. His unique structure experienced some difficulties in construction, but once assembled it allows people to feel outdoors even when they are indoors.

Rincon Tower (06:17)

Learn about the construction of the 50-story apartment complex in San Francisco. Explore the special earthquake protection built into the tower.

London Demolition (05:46)

Follow along as construction workers attempt the difficult job of deconstructing a building from the top down in the middle of the city.

The High Line (02:47)

Visit a unique park that was built in an old railway line in New York City. The greenspace draws tourists—and residents who wan to escape city life for a few moments.

Stockholm Safe House (06:11)

Explore the underground stronghold for Internet servers. The facility was originally built in 1943 and is designed to withstand nuclear attack. Learn about the revisions made to house the servers.

Crossrail Project (03:38)

Learn about the construction of London's first new underground train line in 30 years. Archaeologists uncover interesting pieces of London history along the way.

Credits: Concrete Jungle: How Cities Work (01:03)

Credits: Concrete Jungle: How Cities Work

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Concrete Jungle: How Cities Work

Part of the Series : How Cities Work
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The world’s cities are growing at a faster rate than ever before. An estimated 75 million people around the world move to an urban area every year. And as our metropolises become more and more crowded, architects, designers and builders face a constant challenge: How to create new and modern spaces in cities where every square-inch has already been developed.

Length: 51 minutes

Item#: BVL109736

ISBN: 978-1-68272-359-3

Copyright date: ©2013

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