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This February, follow the creation of four extraordinary buildings that will revolutionize how we live, work and protect ourselves from potential threats. As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and more luxurious than their predecessors.

Super Skyscrapers

Wednesdays at 9pm on PBS North
February 5 - 26, 2014

February 5 - One World Trade Center

Follow the final year of exterior construction on the 1,776-foot skyscraper built on Ground Zero.

February 12 - Building the Future

View a tower constructed off-site, then delivered to London to be stacked and bolted together.

February 19 - The Vertical City

Watch the rise of a veritable vertical city, where tenants can work, rest and play within its walls.

February 26 - The Billionaire Building

Follow the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper.