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    Video thumbnail: American Experience Leslie Robertson, Engineer

    American Experience

    Leslie Robertson, Engineer

    Engineer Leslie Robertson discusses architectural aspects of the World Trade Center.

    Leslie Robertson, Engineer

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Pete Hamill, Writer

    American Experience

    Pete Hamill, Writer

    Writer Pete Hamill talks about New York before, during, and after construction of the WTC.

    Pete Hamill, Writer

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Camilo Jose Vergara, Photographer

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    Camilo Jose Vergara, Photographer

    Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara discusses the visual impact of the World Trade Center.

    Camilo Jose Vergara, Photographer

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Mike Wallace, Historian

    American Experience

    Mike Wallace, Historian

    Mike Wallace discusses the implications of a World Trade Center in New York City.

    Mike Wallace, Historian

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Carol Willis, Architectural Historian

    American Experience

    Carol Willis, Architectural Historian

    An interview with architectural historian Carol Willis for New York: Center of the World.

    Carol Willis, Architectural Historian

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Ada Louise Huxtable, Architecture Critic

    American Experience

    Ada Louise Huxtable, Architecture Critic

    Architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable discusses the options for building at Ground Zero.

    Ada Louise Huxtable, Architecture Critic

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Niall Ferguson, Historian

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    Niall Ferguson, Historian

    Historian Niall Ferguson talks about globalization and 9/11.

    Niall Ferguson, Historian

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Philippe Petit, High Wire Artist

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    Philippe Petit, High Wire Artist

    High wire artist Philippe Petit discusses his walk between the Twin Towers.

    Philippe Petit, High Wire Artist

    Video thumbnail: American Experience William Langewiesche, Journalist

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    William Langewiesche, Journalist

    Journalist William Langewiesche tells the story of one 9/11 survivor.

    William Langewiesche, Journalist

    Video thumbnail: American Experience World Trade Center Construction Footage

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    World Trade Center Construction Footage

    This film (1983) features original footage of the towers under construction.

    World Trade Center Construction Footage

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Ed Koch, New York City Mayor, 1978-1989

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    Ed Koch, New York City Mayor, 1978-1989

    Three-term mayor of New York City Ed Koch describes a moment on September 11, 2002.

    Ed Koch, New York City Mayor, 1978-1989

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Spinning the Cables

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    Spinning the Cables

    The most impressive innovation was the technique used to construct the bridge's cables.

    Spinning the Cables

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Bridge's Design and Color

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    The Bridge's Design and Color

    Joseph Strauss hired Irving Morrow to design an architectural treatment for the bridge.

    The Bridge's Design and Color

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Golden Gate Bridge: Doing the Math

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    Golden Gate Bridge: Doing the Math

    Ellis computed dozens of factors and completed the bridge's overall design in four months.

    Golden Gate Bridge: Doing the Math

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Beginning Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge

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    Beginning Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge

    Construction began in January 1933. Workers excavated 3 1/4 million cubic feet of dirt.

    Beginning Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Building a Bridge in the Ocean

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    Building a Bridge in the Ocean

    The south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge was built over a thousand feet into open ocean.

    Building a Bridge in the Ocean

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

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    The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

    The towers of the Golden Gate Bridge rise 745 feet into the air.

    The Towers of Golden Gate Bridge

    Video thumbnail: American Experience A Bloody Labor Battle

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    A Bloody Labor Battle

    In June 1892, workers at the Andrew Carnegie-owned steel plant went on strike.

    A Bloody Labor Battle

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Emma Goldman and Opposition to the First World War

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    Emma Goldman and Opposition to the First World War

    Goldman and Berkman organized demonstrations protesting America's entry into WW1.

    Emma Goldman and Opposition to the First World War

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

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    Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

    Emma Goldman captivated and polarized the American public for nearly thirty years.

    Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

    Video thumbnail: American Experience A New Generation of Radicals

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    A New Generation of Radicals

    American Anarchists in the 1880s were a small but powerful movement.

    A New Generation of Radicals