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Why the towers fell [videorecording] /

by Kennedy, Garfield; Klein, Larry; Lyman, Will; Molesworth, Mark; Kaufman, Tom; Andrake, Greg; Ede, Bob; Green, Sam; Loring, Ray; British Broadcasting Corporation; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Boston Video, c2002Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1578079594 :.Language note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.95 10-2002Uniform titles: Nova (Television program).Subject(s): World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) | September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 | Terrorism | Forensic engineering | Building failures | Structural stability | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Documentary filmsNarrator: Will Lyman.Summary: For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
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Among the many shocking images burned into America's collective consciousness after September 11, 2001, was the sight of the World Trade Center towers buckling and collapsing into dust after they'd been stuck by jetliners. How could two of the biggest and strongest commercial buildings in the world be so suddenly and dramatically reduced to rubble? Nova: Why the Towers Fell is a documentary (produced as part of the acclaimed PBS science series Nova) which looks at the engineering, design, and construction innovations that helped to make the construction of the WTC towers possible, and how these same virtues could have become deadly flaws in the wake of the attack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Originally broadcast in 2002 as a segment of: Nova.

Special features include access to special web features, a letter from the producer, the FEMA report, and chapter search.

Cinematographers, Mark Molesworth, Tom Kaufman, Greg Andrake; editors, Bob Ede, Sam Green; music, Ray Loring.

Narrator: Will Lyman.

For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD

Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

$19.95 10-2002

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