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St. Paul's Cathedral (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 7:00 AM

Structural engineer Steve Burrows takes his team of laser-scanning experts to St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London. They venture inside the majestic dome to explore its groundbreaking three-part structure; determine how the cathedral's architect, Sir Christopher Wren, overcame unstable foundations and immense structural forces to support his dome; and investigate how the cathedral survived a direct hit by a German bomb during the London Blitz. The laser scans produce genuine revelations and give the team new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jun 17, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
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