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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.
Washington, DC was built as the capital city of a new, revolutionary country, and it's home to some of America's greatest wonders; now, experts use cutting-edge engineering to reimagine what this place would look like if we had to build it again.
For more than 2,000 years, explorers have searched for any trace of the legendary Utopian civilization that sank beneath the ocean. Now, experts imagine what would happen using modern engineering to build an underwater megacity for a modern-day Atlantis.
The Parthenon is the crowning jewel of ancient Greek architecture engineered according to a mysterious mathematical formula, the golden ratio; expert builders examine the secrets of its design and investigate if modern-day methods could rebuild it.
The Titanic pushed the boundaries of engineering and luxury like never before, but it's also the most well-known disaster; experts use cutting-edge tech to discover if a modern vessel of equal opulence could be successfully built for the sea today.
America's transcontinental railroad helped transform the United States into a global superpower, and today, cutting-edge engineering is behind hi-tech railways to once again revolutionize travel from sea to shining sea.
Machu Picchu is one of the greatest landmarks of world architecture, yet the purpose of its construction and how it was built still remains a mystery; experts use cutting-edge engineering to reveal what it would take to rebuild this legendary city.
The Eiffel Tower stands as the ultimate symbol of Paris and an innovative form of engineering that had never been achieved; now, architects reveal how this groundbreaking design holds the key to constructing the world's tallest skyscrapers of the future.
From ancient cave dwellings to massive multi-winged estates, the home has never stopped evolving; now, experts mix modern materials with state-of-the-art technology to reveal if a modern home can be constructed to truly stand the test of time.
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