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Bridges
Domes
Skyscrapers
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Bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels take center stage on PBS with BUILDING BIG, a five-part miniseries on megastructures, hosted by renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay. BUILDING BIG explores the history behind some of the world's greatest feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them.

Program Descriptions

Production Biographies

Sponsor Messages
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Science Foundation
Siemens

About the production
BUILDING BIG is a coproduction of the WGBH Science Unit and Production Group, Inc., of Washington, D.C., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

Major funding for the series is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

National corporate sponsorship is provided by the American Society of Civil Engineers and by Siemens.

Executive-in-charge is Paula S. Apsell, executive producer of NOVA and director of the WGBH Science Unit. Series executive producer is Larry Klein of Production Group, Inc. Celebrated author-illustrator David Macaulay is series host.

Accessibility
BUILDING BIG is closed captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by The Caption Center at WGBH Boston. Narrated descriptions of BUILDING BIG are provided by Descriptive Video Service® (DVS®), a national service of WGBH Boston.

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Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding comes from the National Endownment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining David Foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.

Our corporate sponsors.  ASCE and SiemensNational corporate sponsorship is provided by the American Society of Civil Engineers and by Siemens.



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