- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
Once more, MODERN MARVELS turns its eye on the dark side of technological achievement.
- See extraordinary footage of the events and their aftermaths.
- Experts examine the impact of high-profile disasters.
- Hear from engineers and other experts.
Successes are impressive, but failures often contribute more to our knowledge. Nowhere is this more evident than in engineering, where a simple miscalculation can prove disastrous, and it is almost impossible to hide the consequences.
Join MODERN MARVELS® for a devastating hour as we delve into complex and often-tragic failures that have shaped our world. Five dramatic events unfold: the 1987 failure of New York's Schoharie Creek Bridge; the 1996 partial destruction of the Riverwalk Marketplace in New Orleans by a runaway freighter; the roof collapse at the Rosemont Horizon Arena in Illinois in 1979; the deadliest grain-dust explosion on record; and the crash of the British R101 airship in the 1920s.