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Panama Canal Animation

An animation demonstrating the lock system of the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal Animation

Video thumbnail: American Experience Travel the Panama Canal

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Travel the Panama Canal

Take a boat through the Panama canal with this time-lapse video of the locks in action.

Travel the Panama Canal

Video thumbnail: American Experience Travel the Panama Canal

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Travel the Panama Canal

Ride through the Panama canal with this time-lapse video of the locks in action.

Travel the Panama Canal

Video thumbnail: American Experience Alfred Beach's Subway Plan

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Alfred Beach's Subway Plan

The first effort to build a subway dates back to the 1850s with Alfred Ely Beach.

Alfred Beach's Subway Plan

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Danger in the Tunnels

In June, 1902, subcontractor, Ira Shaler, suffered a fatal accident in the east tunnel.

Danger in the Tunnels

Video thumbnail: American Experience Powering New York's Subway System

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Powering New York's Subway System

Running New York's subway would require the most powerful electrical plant in the world.

Powering New York's Subway System

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Engineering in the Late 19th Century

In the late 19th-century, an engineer was regarded as a god-like figure.

Engineering in the Late 19th Century

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New York's Topography Challenges

New York’s topography presented a special engineering challenge for subway planners.

New York's Topography Challenges

Video thumbnail: American Experience Constructing New York's First Subway

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Constructing New York's First Subway

At least 7,700 men would be needed to build the Interborough Rapid Transit, or IRT.

Constructing New York's First Subway

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The Pneumatic Subway

Alfred Ely Beach had an idea for a pneumatic subway, pulled by a rope of air.

The Pneumatic Subway

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New York Underground Preview

By the mid-1800s New York City was one of the most crowded places on earth.

New York Underground Preview

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Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World

Andrew Carnegie embodied the American dream: the immigrant who went from rags to riches.

Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World

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