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If We Built It Today: Rebuilding the Hoover Dam (S3EP2 Science Wed 20 Oct 2021)

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Rebuilding the Hoover Dam: The Hoover Dam was an epic engineering experiment that created an oasis of American opportunity during the darkest decade of the 20th century; modern engineers believe reconstructing it may hold the secret solution to renewable energy innovation.

Airdate: Wed 20 Oct 2021 at 21:00 on Science

Season 3 Episode 2

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.