How did they do it?
Find out in this eighteen-minute film, Building the World Trade Center, produced by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1983 with original footage of the towers under construction.
To learn more about the engineering behind the World Trade Center, read an illustrated essay, Towers of Innovation, on the PBS companion site to NOVA's Why The Towers Fell.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.