Big, Bigger, Biggest: The Story Of The Skyscraper
The engineering and commercial histories of tall buildings tell an inspiring story of meeting and overcoming huge challenges in management, in materials science, in finance, in construction technology, and in environmental sciences. Big, Bigger, Biggest is a beautifully made 45 minute film that covers it all, beginning in 1870 with the Equitable Life building in New York and culminating with Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, at 2,722 feet the world’s tallest artificial structure.
The film builds an amazing story with advance after advance in elevators, materials, architecture, heat management, craning, form construction and much much more. 100% worth watching or showing to anybody tasked with solving problems with space, this film is one of my favorite documentaries and I hope it will become yours as well.