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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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