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Iconic Buildings

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The Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

The design of a building can produce a bold statement, define an era and change people’s relationship to the environment around them.  Skyscrapers are the ultimate symbol of the economic forces of the 20th and 21st century.  Since the first skyscrapers were erected in Chicago at the end of the 19th century, man has been in a continual race to build ever higher skywards.

We learn about the towering buildings of the great financial centres of London and New York before turning to the Far East and the Petronas Towers and Building 101.  Some of the most innovative, iconic architecture in recent decades has been devoted to buildings for the arts, such as the Sydney Opera HouseParis’ Louvre Pyramid and Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

At times, natural circumstances have transpired so that whole cities have sprung up at once, creating a snapshot of a design trend, such as Art Deco Miami.  Today, a premium is set on designer living, with the emphasis on designer hotels and hip hangouts across the world, as we discover.

Credits

NARRATOR
SAMI SABITI

TRAVELLERS
KT COMER
CHARLIE LUXTON
MEGAN McCORMICK
JUSTINE SHAPIRO
IAN WRIGHT

TITLES
LIQUID TV

GRAPHICS
PAUL PLOWMAN
SQUARE ZERO

TITLE MUSIC
JON WYGENS

ADDITIONAL MUSIC
MICHAEL CONN
THE INSECTS
JESPER MATTSSON
JONATHAN & NINA MILES
DANIEL PEMBERTON
MAKO SAKOMOTTO
JON WYGENS

FACILITIES
ZERO DB
THE VOICE & MUSIC COMPANY

ON LINE EDITOR

DUBBING MIXER
CHRIS MORRIS

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANTS
LOUISE BEGLEY
RIAZ HOODA
MICHELE LONERGAN

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
JOE STEEL

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR
AMISHA SOLANKI

PRODUCTION MANAGER
MEL MOORE

SOUND
CALLUM BULMER
JOHN MYERS DAVISON
JEREMY IRELAND
MATTHEW JACKSON
JOHN McNICHOLAS
TREVOR MOORE
SALLY NIBLETT
CHAN LIAN THONG
TONY PARKINSON
CHRIS PICKHAVER
CHRIS WALKER

CAMERA
GEORGINA BURRELL
ROBERT CALLWAY
TERRY CHUA
BRAD DILLON
ADAM HALL
NIGEL KINNINGS
TIM KNIGHT
PIERS LEIGH
DAVE MARSH
DAVE MILLER
LYNN MITCHELL
SIMON NIBLETT
ORLANDO STUART
ALEX TAN
WILLIAM TENG
SCOTT WELSH

SEGMENT PRODUCERS
PIERRE BAIRIN
LUCY DAVIE
NEVILLE FARMER
JACQUELINE FRANK
LORA GALANTINI
MELVYN GOH
ANGELA JAIN
DEBBIE MARROW
BENITA MATOFSKA
BINDU MATHUR
MEGAN McCORMICK
MARIE-LAURE VIGNERON

DIRECTORS
GETHIN ALDOUS
DOMINIC ALLAN
CARL HINDMARCH
CAIUS JULYAN
BINDU MATHUR
PAUL McGUIGAN
IAN SCIACALUGA
PETER WISDOM
NAVIN THAPAR
NICK CORY-WRIGHT

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LUKE THOMPSON

EDIT PRODUCER
LUCY DAVIE

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
IAN CROSS

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