SUPER SKYSCRAPERS

Program Details
Air Time: 
02/12/2014 - 10:00pm - 10:59pm
Program Title: 
BUILDING THE FUTURE
Program Service: 
TV
PSIP Description: 
The Leadenhall Building is the tallest skyscraper in the city of London and the most innovative.
Long Description: 
Commonly known as "the cheese grater," the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London's avant-garde architecture. Designed as a tapered tower with a steel exoskeleton, it's the tallest skyscraper in the City of London and the most innovative. The teams behind the Leadenhall project had to radically rethink every aspect of the traditional building model. This program follows the monumental challenges that come with erecting this super skyscraper: it will be constructed off-site, delivered to location, and stacked and bolted together like a giant Lego set.