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Nova, Building the Eiffel Tower

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Nova, Building the Eiffel Tower

Nova, Building the Eiffel Tower

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 9 PM
Thursday, Feb. 15, at 2 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 5 PM

Explore the revolutionary engineering behind Paris’s iconic landmark. Completed in just over two years for the 1889 World’s Fair, the iron tower smashed the record for the tallest structure on Earth, ushering in a new age of global construction that reached for the skies. 

How did the engineers do it? Follow the innovations, successes and failures that made one of the most famous buildings on the planet possible.