Building on Ground Zero (2006)
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Building on Ground Zero 2006

Building on Ground Zero: Following up its Emmy Award-winning documentary, Why the Towers Fell, NOVA probes the conclusions of the governments engineering investigation into the World Trade Centers collapse on 9/11, with updated analysis of the devastating attack and how subsequent knowledge gained will shape skyscrapers of the future. Yet is it practical or even possible to construct invincible buildings?Building on Ground Zero features candid interviews with leading construction and safety experts, investigators, architects, and engineers—including Leslie Robertson, lead structural engineer of the original World Trade Center and Shanghais new World Financial Center, and Jake Pauls, occupants advocate and evacuation specialist. From the hallways of the newly erected World Trade Center 7 in New York, to China, where the worlds tallest building is midway to completion, NOVA explores the complex challenges of building tall buildings in the wake of 9/11.

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