Build It Bigger
For five seasons, with Danny Forster as its host and producer, Build It Bigger investigated pioneering architectural and engineering projects around the world. Danny’s mission in each episode was to make complex architectural content accessible to a wide audience. To achieve this he would insist on giving viewers an insider’s view of ongoing construction, which often meant going to extreme lengths—two miles under a seismic zone in a Peruvian tunnel, landing in a chopper on the back of a top-secret Naval vessel, 1,600 feet in the air on top of a twisting skyscraper. Build It Bigger became the highest rated show on the Science Channel (where it moved after its first season), and won a 2010 Directors Guild of America award.
Build It Bigger brought Danny and his film crew to more than fifty countries; subjects included the Shanghai World Financial Center, the London Aquatics Center, the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the Yaz Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, AAMI Park in Melbourne, Sava River Bridge in Belgrade. Featured architects included Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Moshe Safdie, SOM, KPF, and Pei Cobb Freed.
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