Next Episode of World's Tallest Skyscrapers: Beyond the Clouds is
A fascinating exploration of the global phenomena of skyscrapers over 300 m tall with engineer Rob Bell. From the world's tallest building to those currently under construction, Rob goes on a journey across two episodes to uncover the secrets of these giants, from the foundations that lie below ground, to the colossal structures above ground and the invisible forces that shape them. Revealing the secrets of the inner workings from lifts to power and water supplies Rob examines the engineering challenges that have to be overcome to be able live and work at such height, and explores the visions of the future for these cities in the skies.
Rob starts with a visit to the Burj Khalifa, the current world record holder in Dubai. What challenges must be overcome to anchor such giants to the ground? What effect do the elements have on design and construction? What is behind the race to build faster, higher and greater?
Rob Bell explores the global phenomenon that is the skyscraper. What does it take to keep these vertical cities functioning around the clock? How will new technology - including the brave new world of wooden 'plyscrapers' - affect the towers of the future?
Rob Bell(Rob Bell)
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