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Like giant exclamation marks, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban evolution. From their humble beginnings in the late 1880s to giants still under construction, they complement and define our contemporary lives. From Chicago to London, from Tokyo to Dubai, this is the tale - told by the experts - of many great cities racing to build to the sky.

Born from imagination and inspired technologies, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban development.

Born from imagination and inspired technologies, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban development.

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Episode 4, Series 1

Monday June 17 at 8:30pm

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday June 18 at 3:45am

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday June 22 at 9:45pm

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday June 23 at 5:05am

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday June 24 at 8:30pm

The Vertical Village

Episode 5 | Series 1

Plots the rise of residential apartments and mixed-use towers around the globe, the popularization of the observation deck and explores how skyscrapers have become micro-cities in their…

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday June 25 at 3:35am

The Vertical Village

Episode 5 | Series 1

Plots the rise of residential apartments and mixed-use towers around the globe, the popularization of the observation deck and explores how skyscrapers have become micro-cities in their…

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday June 29 at 11:00pm

The Vertical Village

Episode 5 | Series 1

Plots the rise of residential apartments and mixed-use towers around the globe, the popularization of the observation deck and explores how skyscrapers have become micro-cities in their…

Episode 6, Series 1

Monday July 1 at 8:30pm

The Future Is Now

Episode 6 | Series 1

Even at 828 m, the Burj Khalifa did not bring an end to the race for the sky. This final episode examines how cities will function in the future, where nearly any skyscraper design…

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday July 2 at 3:40am

The Future Is Now

Episode 6 | Series 1

Even at 828 m, the Burj Khalifa did not bring an end to the race for the sky. This final episode examines how cities will function in the future, where nearly any skyscraper design…

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday July 2 at 6:30am

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 1, Series 1

Wednesday July 3 at 12:05am

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday July 3 at 6:30am

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday July 3 at 11:50pm

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday July 4 at 6:30am

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 3, Series 1

Friday July 5 at 12:20am

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday July 5 at 6:30am

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday July 5 at 11:50pm

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 6, Series 1

Saturday July 6 at 11:00pm

The Future Is Now

Episode 6 | Series 1

Even at 828 m, the Burj Khalifa did not bring an end to the race for the sky. This final episode examines how cities will function in the future, where nearly any skyscraper design…

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday July 7 at 9:40am

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday July 7 at 10:40am

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday July 8 at 6:30am

The Vertical Village

Episode 5 | Series 1

Plots the rise of residential apartments and mixed-use towers around the globe, the popularization of the observation deck and explores how skyscrapers have become micro-cities in their…

Episode 5, Series 1

Monday July 8 at 11:50pm

The Vertical Village

Episode 5 | Series 1

Plots the rise of residential apartments and mixed-use towers around the globe, the popularization of the observation deck and explores how skyscrapers have become micro-cities in their…

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday July 9 at 6:30am

The Future Is Now

Episode 6 | Series 1

Even at 828 m, the Burj Khalifa did not bring an end to the race for the sky. This final episode examines how cities will function in the future, where nearly any skyscraper design…

Episode 6, Series 1

Wednesday July 10 at 12:10am

The Future Is Now

Episode 6 | Series 1

Even at 828 m, the Burj Khalifa did not bring an end to the race for the sky. This final episode examines how cities will function in the future, where nearly any skyscraper design…

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday July 14 at 9:40am

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday July 14 at 10:40am

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

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