Science and Nature

Super Skyscrapers

As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and more luxurious than their predecessors. This four-part series follows the creation of four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live.

The Billionaire Building

55m 10s

Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the-art interiors— double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.

Episodes

  • The Billionaire Building: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Billionaire Building

    S1 E4 - 55m 10s

    Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the-art interiors— double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.

  • The Vertical City: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Vertical City

    S1 E3 - 55m 10s

    Shanghai Tower isn’t just a skyscraper — it’s a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Within its walls, residents can literally work, rest, play and relax in public parks, looking up through 12 stories of clear space.

  • Building the Future: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Building the Future

    S1 E2 - 55m 10s

    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.

  • One World Trade Center: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    One World Trade Center

    S1 E1 - 55m 11s

    One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 4 Preview | The Billionaire Building: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | The Billionaire Building

    S1 E4 - 30s

    Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park.

  • Episode 3 Preview | The Vertical City: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | The Vertical City

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Shanghai Tower isn’t just a skyscraper — it’s a vertical city, a collection of businesses, services and hotels all in one place, fitting a population the size of Monaco into a footprint the size of a football field. Watch the rise of a veritable vertical city, where tenants can work, rest and play within its walls.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Building the Future: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Building the Future

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Commonly known as “the cheese grater,” the Leadenhall Building is the pinnacle of London’s avant-garde architecture. The teams behind the project had to rethink every aspect of the traditional building model. Watch as the tower is constructed off-site, then delivered to London to be stacked and bolted together.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and more luxurious than their predecessors.

  • Episode 1 Preview | One World Trade Center: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1 Preview | One World Trade Center

    S1 E1 - 30s

    One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet.

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