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Space Tower

Space Tower

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Item Number:
DCS DC024089
40 min.
Closed Caption:
Discovery Channel School
Grade Level:
6 - 12
Architect Danny Forster gets up close and personal with mega-construction. Along with designers, engineers, and builders, he'll find the most dangerous, most spectacular, most difficult, and most inventively executed aspects of the job.

The tallest skyscraper in Spain is now under construction in Madrid. The 700-foot-tall Torre del Espacio ("Space Tower") is unlike any other tall building. It's the only skyscraper in the world where every single floor plan is completely different--a design feature dictated by the spiraling shape of the structure. Unlike run-of-the-mill skyscrapers, building a floor can't be accomplished with traditional construction techniques. Nothing is rectangular, support columns tilt at atypical angles, and the concrete forms used to lay out each floor constantly change as the building rises. Only when the emerging shape of the rising building becomes clear will the team know if they've made an error in construction.

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