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Rock and Paper [electronic resource]

INCA (LONDON) Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program introduces the major players in the Worldwide Plaza construction project, including developer William Zeckendorf, Jr.; architect David Childs, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; and construction manager Dominic Fonti, of HRH Construction, as they begin work on the building. The design process, the raising of capital and recruitment of future tenants, and site excavation and preparation are featured. A visit to Mosher Steel, in Houston, illustrates how raw steel is fabricated into the columns and beams that are to form the structure's skeleton.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
52 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 19, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Skyscraper
Contents
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony (3:52)
  • Skyscraper Design (3:24)
  • Developer's Concept (3:09)
  • Local Neighborhood Politics (5:42)
  • Change is Inevitable (2:51)
  • Role of Construction Company (3:30)
  • Excavation Process (5:24)
  • Communications and Negotiations (5:00)
  • Fast Track Method (5:07)
  • Steel Fabrication (4:43)
  • Concrete Footings and Quality Control (3:29)
  • Installing the First Steel Column (4:40)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2002.
Publisher no.
  • 29628s Films Media Group
  • 29630 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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