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Science preps “If We Built It Today”, gets first access to Notre-Dame

The Discovery-owned Science Channel is preparing to launch If We Built It Today, about what it would take to build iconic superstructures today, including the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, recently ...
July 9, 2019

The Discovery-owned Science Channel is preparing to launch If We Built It Today, about what it would take to build iconic superstructures today, including the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, recently damaged by fire.

Science Channel had first access to Notre-Dame following the fire as part of the eight-part series, in which architects, historians, engineers and builders explore how important historical structures might be approached today, with modern technologies, and whether they could be duplicated and done better with today’s knowledge and tools.

Other structures featured include the Great Pyramid of Giza, Noah’s Ark, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Pantheon, Roman Aqueducts and more.

The series is produced for Science Channel by Arcadia Content. John Wesley Chisolm executive produces for Arcadia. Supervising producer for Science Channel is Lindsey Foster Blumberg.

If We Built It Today premieres July 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Science Channel.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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