CANTON TOWER

Genre
Investigation
Number of episodes
1
Length
26

Towers have been built from time immemorial. Soaring into the clouds, they testified to the economic and political grandeur of those on whose orders they were erected. Towers remain a symbol of power even to this day. Twenty-first century China. The front-runner of modern economic growth and home to one of the highest TV towers in the world and, arguably, the most elegant, sophisticated and technologically advanced one. This film delves into the fascinating facts of its hyperboloid design, first patented by Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov; its hardiness against typhoons and earthquakes, and other secrets of the steel beauty of Guangzhou.

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