The Zakim Bridge, the widest cable bridge in the world, soars atop a clear blue Boston sky.
A Skanska construction crane rises high above the ground and rotates.
Traffic passes over and under London's Tower Bridge.
Three Pyramids (:39)
Across the purple horizon, BUILDING BIG's cameras capture three majestic pyramids in the distance through the haze of desert ...
BUILDING BIG's cameras go underground to explore the tunnels found under Egypt's Great Pyramids.
Reims Cathedral (:23)
The Reims, France skyline gives way to a behemoth cathedral, soaring above the low-lying buildings of the city in BUILDING BIG...
The Colosseum in Rome (:43)
This wide shot from the "Building Big" series shows the ancient Colosseum in modern-day Rome.
The twin domes of the churches at Piazza del Popolo in Rome appear in the background of an excerpt from the "Building Big&quo...
Rigging and Pulleys (:22)
Rigging and pulleys are in the foreground against golden sunlight in "Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation."
Railroad tracks cut through greenery and haze out towards the horizon in American Experience's "The Richest Man in the W...
In a wide shot from FRONTLINE's "Nuclear Reaction," the four cooling towers at the Three Mile Island nuclear power ...
Asiana Cargo Plane Lands (3:15)
Through the smog, an Asiana Cargo plane descends and finally lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Workers drill, hammer, and sweat in a B-29 factory.
Tanks roll through the jungles of Okinawa Hill, spewing flames.
WWII: The Modern Bomber (:39)
Montage of the modern bomber.
Testing The Atomic Bomb (2:04)
Proclaiming "Victory," this newsreel clip shows multiple camera recordings of the first test of the atomic bomb.
This montages jumps from footage of warships, war planes, gun factories, shells, and tank factories.
A confident narrator describes the equipment preparations necessary before D-Day.
Footage shows the Boston Herald zooming through a printing press.
Telegraph Receiver (:54)
In an 1856 train depot, a telegraph receiver taps out a message in Morse code.
The second hand ticks in time with three distinct edits: a sweep marking the minute, a closer view as it marches into the next, an...
Giant mushroom clouds rocket from the ground to the sky.
Two Pyramids (:24)
Two of the pyramids at Giza rise out of the horizon in this excerpt from BUILDING BIG.
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