- 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: September 7, 1997
Join Modern Marvels for an unforgettable look at the structures that push human engineering to the absolute limit!
They are the tallest, most innovative, most thrilling structures on earth. From the 11th-century London Tower to the recently constructed Stratosphere in Las Vegas, each of history's great towers shattered the architectural boundaries of its day. Indeed, Toronto's astonishing CN Tower more than a third of a mile high is still the earth's tallest building, 20 years after its construction. In this fascinating program, architects and historians tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the quest to push buildings higher and higher into the heavens. Rare film footage offers a dizzying look at these towers' death-defying construction. And a special camera even provides a front row seat onboard the Stratosphere's new innovation: a 900-foot-high roller coaster.