Architecture & Engineering
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Constructed over a five-year period at the height of the Great Depression, Hoover Dam rises over 700 feet above the mighty Colorado River it was built to tame and stands as a marvel of modern engineering. Follow the project through rare newsreel footage and interviews, and learn how it changed the face of the Southwest, in this "American ... more
Named after U.S. President Herbert Hoover (who was instrumental in its building), the Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel with a colorful history. The perils faced by laborers toiling in oppressive heat were often enormous, and in this revealing documentary, their astonishing work is chronicled along with other fascinating anecdotes ... more