Item Details

The Sears Tower, Chicago [electronic resource]

Electric Sky (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
For 25 years it was the tallest building in the world, and it still holds that title in the United States. However, when the
Release Date
2008
Run Time
28 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies
Vertical City
Contents
  • Chicago's Skyline and the Sears Tower (2:57)
  • Post-1871 Building Models (1:32)
  • Building Developments: Steel and Plate Glass (2:11)
  • Sears Tower: Unique Design Structure (2:02)
  • Skyscraper: Economics Dictates Building Shape (2:25)
  • Interior of Sears Tower (2:12)
  • Exterior of Sears Tower Bombarded by Weather Elements (2:02)
  • Economic Necessities of Skyscrapers (2:20)
  • Successful Strategies to Market Building Space (3:30)
  • Exterior Cleaning of Sears Tower (2:12)
  • Skyscraper From a Bygone Era (1:54)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 39194s Films Media Group
  • 39195 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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