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How Did They Build That?

Country: U.K
Added: 2006
Category: Engineering Technology
Abstract: The great Eiffel Tower in Paris, the tropical Palm House in London, the royal Liver Building in Liverpool, the Gothic Cologne Cathedral — every architectural masterpiece is backed by technology. Without the advance of technology the architecture will not develop towards perfection. "How did They Build That?" is about discovering the force of technology behind a number of world-famous structures.

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