Each monument represents the utmost in engineering, design and vision. They all stand as mighty symbols of American ingenuity, courage and sacrifice. Find out how these famous structures came to be, who conceived of them, whose sweat built them, and who dismissed them as fantasy. Find out why the Washington Monument took 100 years from conception to execution, why skeptics thought the Brooklyn Bridge wouldn't survive the first gale, and why it took until 2001 to erect the WWII Memorial. GREAT MONUMENTS OF AMERICA contains 8 acclaimed documentaries on 4 DVDs.