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Great Cathedral Mystery

   2014    Art
The dome that crowns Florence's great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo, is a masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center." More than four million bricks could collapse at any moment -- and we still don't understand how Brunelleschi prevented it. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental "mini-Duomo" using period tools and techniques.
Motivation
Motivation

   2017    Culture
Apocalypse: World War 1
Apocalypse: World War 1

   2014    History
Dangerous knowledge
Dangerous knowledge

   2007    Science
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Capitalism A Love Story
Capitalism A Love Story

   2009    Culture
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Science
Dinosaur Planet
Dinosaur Planet

   2003    Science
Africa with David Attenborough
Africa with David Attenborough

   2013    Nature