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Ground Zero Supertower 1x53

NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center, the skyscraper rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood. Featuring extraordinary behind-the-scenes access to the struggles of the engineers and architects working on the skyscraper, NOVA goes inside the construction of the new tower’s final floors and the installation of its soaring, 800-ton spire and beacon. NOVA also goes underground to see the construction of a multi-billion dollar transit center whose sweeping, sinuous design is said to be inspired by the shape of a bird being released from a child’s hand. But just as construction was going full speed and the tower was rising to its near-final height, a new threat emerged: this time, from nature as the historic superstorm Sandy bore down on New York. NOVA reveals the engineering story behind their remarkable resilience to nature’s worst blows.