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Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 9 DVD


Once more, MODERN MARVELS turns its eye on the dark side of technological achievement.See extraordinary footage of the events and their aftermaths.Experts examine the impact of high-profile disasters.Hear from engineers and other experts. Successes are impressive, but failures often contribute more to our knowledge. Nowhere is this more evident than in engineering, where a simple miscalculation can prove disastrous, and it is almost impossible to hide the consequences.Join MODERN MARVELSĀ® for a devastating hour as we delve into complex and often-tragic failures that have shaped our world. Five dramatic events unfold: the 1987 failure of New York's Schoharie Creek Bridge; the 1996 partial destruction of the Riverwalk Marketplace in New Orleans by a runaway freighter; the roof collapse at the Rosemont Horizon Arena in Illinois in 1979; the deadliest grain-dust explosion on record; and the crash of the British R101 airship in the 1920s.


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