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Like giant exclamation marks, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban evolution. From their humble beginnings in the late 1880s to giants still under construction, they complement and define our contemporary lives. From Chicago to London, from Tokyo to Dubai, this is the tale - told by the experts - of many great cities racing to build to the sky.

Born from imagination and inspired technologies, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban development.

Born from imagination and inspired technologies, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban development.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Monday May 27 at 8:30pm

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 1, Series 1

Tuesday May 28 at 3:35am

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday June 1 at 8:30pm

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday June 2 at 4:00am

Made In America

Episode 1 | Series 1

From their birthplace in Chicago in the late 1880s, to their post-war bloom on the skyline in New York, this episode chronicles the emergence of the world's first skyscrapers.

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday June 3 at 8:30pm

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday June 4 at 3:35am

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday June 8 at 9:45pm

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday June 9 at 5:05am

Form Follows Function

Episode 2 | Series 1

After the depression and WWII, corporate America was on the rise and needed tall buildings to reflect and foster prosperity. America's skyscraper model soon found a home for itself…

Episode 3, Series 1

Monday June 10 at 8:30pm

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday June 11 at 3:45am

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday June 15 at 9:45pm

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday June 16 at 5:00am

Monuments And Money

Episode 3 | Series 1

Beginning in the early 1970s with the building of the World Trade Center and the Sears Willis Tower, this episode highlights the development of new innovations and the emergence of…

Episode 4, Series 1

Monday June 17 at 8:30pm

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

Episode 4, Series 1

Tuesday June 18 at 3:45am

Power And Place

Episode 4 | Series 1

For architecture to remain relevant, it must also reflect a "sense of place". This episode looks at how the events of 9/11 impacted the skyscraper industry, and the push towards energy…

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