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American BuiltDelving into the vision, design and ingenuity behind extraordinary projects that capture the American spirit.
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S4, EP17 "George Washington Bridge"How the busiest bridge in the world was built.
S4, EP15 "Huey Cobra"Building America's first-ever dedicated attack helicopter.
S4, EP14 "Niagara Power"How they harnessed the falls to light up New York.
S4, EP13 "LAX"The larger-than life story of LA's airport.
S4, EP9 "Pebble Beach"Solving a puzzle to create the Cathedral of Golf.
S4, EP8 "Stinger Missle"The David and Goliath tale of the shoulder-fired missile.
S4, EP7 "Dodger Stadium"How the Hollywood Hills were carved to bring baseball to Los Angeles.
S4, EP4 "P51 Mustang"How they built the plane that turned the tide in WW2.
S4, EP3 "Space Shuttle"How they built the first reusable spaceship.
S4, EP2 "New River Gorge Bridge"The harrowing tale of the icon of West Virginia.
S4, EP1 "Mars Rover"How they built the first machine to drive on another planet.
S3, EP6 "Vegas 2.0"How the billionaires rebuilt Sin City.
S3, EP4 "Chrysler Building"A titanic clash of egos and an all-out race to the top of the sky.
S3, EP3 "Webb Telescope"NASA assembled their new space telescope a million miles from home.
S3, EP2 "B29 Bomber"The biggest, baddest bomber of WWII.
S3, EP1 "Yellowstone"Tall timbers and big business: building America's first national park.
S2, EP20 "Nola Storm Surge Barrier"An epic natural disaster, the race to protect New Orleans, and the building of the nearly 2-mile Lake Borgne Surge Barrier.
S2, EP19 "Lincoln Highway"A look at how a rock road was built from New York to San Francisco.
S2, EP14 "Catskill Aqueduct"How they brought fresh water to New York City.
S2, EP13 "Atom Bomb"How a vast army of Americans built the most powerful weapon on Earth in total secrecy.
S2, EP12 "New York Subway"Entrepreneurs face off against a corrupt political machine; examining how they built one of the world's largest public transit systems.
S2, EP11 "Mormon Tabernacle"Divine inspiration in a devilish location; examining how a group of believers built a structure.
S2, EP10 "Essex Aircraft Carrier"Learning how the US built boats that took back the skies.
S2, EP9 "Lightbulb"Taking a look at the battle of the bulb and the war that followed.
S2, EP8 "Chesapeake Bay Bridge"How 17 miles of bridges and tunnels were built.
S2, EP7 "Lunar Module"How the only vehicle to land on another world was built.
S2, EP3 "Gateway Arch"The Gateway Arch is one of America's most remarkable structures, but getting two steel ends to form a curve and meet precisely in the middle once seemed impossible.
S2, EP2 "Mt. Rushmore"One man's larger-than-life idea; how an army of carvers managed to "face" the nation.
S2, EP2 "Lincoln Tunnel"In the age of automobiles, the Lincoln Tunnel was born out of necessity, but building a roadway 150-feet below a river proved an enormous undertaking with great physical risks.
S2, EP1 "Fenway Park"Big risks, high stakes, and bad luck: how they built (and saved) the oldest park in the majors.
S2, EP1 "Astrodome"In the 1960's, the city of Houston, TX was faced with the promise of a massive roofed stadium; the visionaries of baseball pulled off the construction of this unprecedented structure.
S1, EP20 "United Nations"The bold design and bitter feuds behind the world's first glass skyscraper.
S1, EP19 "Coney Island"Hucksters and con men compete to build the most thrilling rides for the original amusement park.
S1, EP18 "Sears Tower"Two legendary partners reinvent the skyscraper to build the tallest building on Earth.
S1, EP17 "Mackinac Bridge"The longest suspension bridge in the world has to be built over a treacherous stretch of water in brutal conditions.
S1, EP16 "Grand Central"The engineering innovation and hard-fought compromises that created the jewel of New York.
S1, EP15 "Michigan Stadium"The college football arms race produces the largest stadium in America.
S1, EP14 "USS Nautilus"A no-holds-barred admiral steamrolls the Navy's top brass to build the world's first nuclear-powered submarine.
S1, EP13 "Grand Coulee Dam"Thousands of men risk their lives to build the largest dam in the world in the middle of the Great Depression.
S1, EP12 "LA Aqueduct"Men, machines and mules bring water through the desert to save Los Angeles.
S1, EP11 "O'Hare Airport"A boggy patch of farmland is transformed into a revolutionary airport that defines the jet age.
S1, EP10 "Hubble Telescope"A heart-stopping story of galactic ambition, public disgrace, and an all-or-nothing repair job in outer space.
S1, EP9 "Polio Vaccine"Two bitter rivals race to save the world, while America mobilizes for the largest experiment in history.
S1, EP8 "The 747"An unlikely team nicknamed 'The Incredibles' revolutionizes air travel by building the largest airplane in the world.
S1, EP7 "The Pentagon"A hard-driving general bulldozes the bureaucracy to build the largest office building in the world in record time.
S1, EP6 "River Rouge Plant"Henry Ford builds a jaw-dropping factory that can turn raw materials into finished cars in just two days.
S1, EP5 "Las Vegas Strip"High rollers and mobsters transform a dusty dirt road into their paradise.
S1, EP4 "Saturn V Rocket"An aerospace engineer who played a leading role in the development of rocket technology in Nazi Germany goes on to lead an army of engineers to build the rocket that put American on the moon.
S1, EP4 "Empire State Building"Construction of the Empire State Building was treacherous and five people died at the site, but the building remains a centerpiece of Manhattan that has stood the test of the Depression and an airplane crash.
S1, EP3 "Alcatraz Prison"Alcatraz, the most notorious prison in America, took decades to get right and one night to go horribly wrong.
S1, EP3 "Hoover Dam"A symbol of hard work and the ingenuity of the American spirit, the Hoover Dam is one of the most ambitious projects of the 20th century.
S1, EP2 "Crystal Cathedral"Looking at the work of an ambitious preacher and a visionary architect.
S1, EP1 "Panama Canal"An unwavering president moved mountains to connect oceans.
S1, EP1 "Golden Gate Bridge"Towering over San Francisco at 746 feet tall, the Golden Gate Bridge stands as a symbol of America's hope as the country was coming out of the Great Depression.
Delving into the vision, design and ingenuity behind extraordinary projects that capture the American spirit.
Original Air Date: Sep 23, 2019
Genres: DocuseriesTV Series
Playback: HD
4 seasons available on demand (54 episodes)
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