NOVA Engineering Ground Zero
Designing and building One World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum Details
Episode: Engineering Ground Zero
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NOVA presents an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, "Engineering Ground Zero" follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.• Visit the Engineering Ground Zero webpage
Premiere Date: 09/07/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
Walls of Glass
One World Trade Center’s glass facade may look fragile, but it is extraordinarily tough.
Solving an Engineering Problem
Bracing One World Trade Center’s steel frame led to some unexpected perks at the worksite.
The Memorial Plaques
Visit the factory where the 9/11 Memorial plaques are made.
The 9/11 Memorial Mock-Up
Architect and designer Michael Arad takes us on a tour of his 9/11 Memorial mock-up.