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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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