Build It Bigger: Biggest Warship DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC024086
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 40
Copyright: 2006

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Architect Danny Forster gets up close and personal with mega-construction. Along with designers, engineers, and builders, he'll find the most dangerous, most spectacular, most difficult, and most inventively executed aspects of the job.   

What does it feel like to build the largest aircraft carrier on earth--a floating city that will serve as a combat airport, defending American security around the world? The $4.5 billion USS George Bush is now midway through its four-year construction period in the Western Hemisphere's biggest dry dock at Newport News, Va. The critical superlifts are now underway. The pressure is on as every lift must happen with metronomic accuracy.