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Impossible Builds

Impossible Builds

Learn about the creation of some of the world's most ambitious and technologically advanced buildings. From subaquatic homes to futuristic towers and pencil thin skyscrapers, see how these previously impossible structures are taking shape.

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008823684/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. Will they achieve the impossible? /episodes/get/59850 /episode/59850 The Floating House /episode-player/59850

Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. Will they achieve the impossible?

Air date:
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008823446/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Can six sand islands, poking out of the Persian Gulf near Dubai, be transformed into the most luxurious holiday destination on earth? One man believes they can and he’s risking tens of millions of dollars to prove it. /episodes/get/59696 /episode/59696 Europe in the Desert /episode-player/59696

Can six sand islands, poking out of the Persian Gulf near Dubai, be transformed into the most luxurious holiday destination on earth? One man believes they can and he's risking tens of millions of dollars to prove it.

Air date:
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3008715880/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board. Its design is so radical that construction experts have turned to a building material never before used in skyscrapers. /episodes/get/59564 /episode/59564 The Scorpion Tower /episode-player/59564

Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board. Its design is so radical that construction experts have turned to a building material never before used in skyscrapers.

Air date:
Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:00
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