NOVA: Engineering Ground Zero

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 8:00pm

Photo Caption: Ground Zero in June, 2010. The 9/11 Memorial takes shape and One World Trade Center has reached about 25 floors.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Port Authority of NY & NJ

This Program follows the five-year construction of One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. NOVA "Engineering Ground Zero" airs Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 8 p.m.on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NOVA captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers to make the buildings safe and secure under the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space, and efficient “green” architecture, and the public's expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. The program features interviews with 1 WTC architect David Childs; Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Mayor Michael Bloomberg, chairman of the 9-11 Memorial Foundation; and Michael Arad, the man behind the breakthrough concept for the 9-11 Memorial.