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Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 9 DVD

Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 9 DVD

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  • Additional Details
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • 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.

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