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Old 10-06-08, 07:33 AM
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Need recommendation: Documentary on skyscrapers

I'm interested in seeing a documentary on the building of skyscrapers. Something newer that documents the building of a single skyscraper (vs. one about skyscrapers in general) would be preferred. Anyone have recommendations?

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Old 10-06-08, 04:23 PM
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An argument could be made for Man On Wire, but it isn't exactly what you're looking for. Highly recommended nonetheless.
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Old 10-06-08, 11:46 PM
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PBS had a series called Building Big with one part titled Skyscraper in 2000. I think the entire series is available on DVD, but likely costs a bit ....

scratch that, reverse it (sort of) you can get the skyscraper episode for 18 bucks at amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Big-S.../dp/B0002XVSF6
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Old 10-07-08, 12:28 AM
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Well if you want something completely idiosyncratic yet undeniably fascinating, try Criterion's release of Teshigahara's "Antonio Gaudi."
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Old 10-07-08, 09:34 AM
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I'm interested in seeing a documentary on the building of skyscrapers. Something newer that documents the building of a single skyscraper (vs. one about skyscrapers in general) would be preferred. Anyone have recommendations?
I haven't seen it so I can't vouch for the quality, but I'd hunt down the Man Made Marvels episode on the Taipei 101. That's just a cool ass building (and has a 730 ton ball in it to balance it in case of earthquakes).
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