Synopsis by Mark Deming
What goes into the making of a tall skyscraper, a suspension bridge, or a dam that holds back a powerful river? David Macaulay is on hand to provide some of the answers to these questions in this informative special for young people. Macaulay explains the design concepts behind these and other massive structures, and then shows how to learn more about the way they work by building models which use the same concepts on a smaller scale -- or as he puts it, "thinking big by building small." Thinking Big and Building Small also features members of the cast of Zoom, who help Macaulay demonstrate his home-building projects.
engineering, architecture, building, construction, design, skyscraper