Modern Marvels: Demolition
While a civilization's greatness is reflected in the achievements of architects and engineers, equally impressive are spectacular acts of destruction that bring their creations tumbling to the ground.
In this explosive program, Modern Marvels turns the tables on its typical chronicles to examine how technology is used to bring great structures down. From early, haphazard methods to the near-surgical precision of contemporary urban demolition companies, Demolition is a fascinating exploration of an often-overlooked chapter in engineering history. Watch as some of history's most difficult and dangerous demolition jobs unfold onscreen, and discover the many factors that must be considered before any large-scale demolition takes place.
The cycle of construction and destruction reflects the shifting values of any given era. Join The History Channel as it traces the evolution of planned destruction, from yesterday to today.