- 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: November 23, 2004
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.
MODERN MARVELS® returns to this sadly productive territory to examine the following five events: a massive oil tanker explosion claims nine lives; a freighter plane crashes into and destroys an 11-story apartment building; a molasses flash flood; a subway tunnel collapse which swallows part of Hollywood Boulevard, and a fatal freeway collapse.
Featuring interviews with investigators from NTSB, Cal/OSHA, and Boeing, along with computer graphics, footage and photos of the disasters, and visits to the locations today, ENGINEERING DISASTERS details what went wrong.