Sept. 11, 2001, is a day that no American will ever forget. Today, nearly a decade after the horrific attacks on the original World Trade Center, a massive effort is under way to reshape ground zero into an expansive 16-acre complex the likes of which has never been seen before. To document this historic undertaking, Discovery Channel will be on the ground alongside the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the rebuilding effort until the nationally televised unveiling of the new ground zero with President Barack Obama on Sept. 11, 2011. Along the road to next year's unveiling ceremony, Discovery Channel will bring viewers updates from the construction site.
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Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero - Danny Forster - Netflix
Daniel Keith “Danny” Forster (born September 19, 1977) is an American designer, television host, film and television producer, director, professor, and speaker. He is best known as the host of the Science Channel series Build It Bigger; as the creator and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero; and as the principal of DFDS, a New York-based design firm.
Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero - Television host - Netflix
Forster’s television career began in the midst of his studies at Harvard GSD, when he was hired to host a Discovery Channel series, Extreme Engineering, which was in its third season as a voiceover narrated documentary series about outsized construction projects underway around the world. The new episodes, with Forster as its curious, enthusiastic, expert, but relatable on-camera host, were a success for the Discovery Channel, which subsequently gave Forster his own show, Build It Bigger. Build It Bigger ran for five seasons, during which it became the highest rated show on the Science Channel (where it moved after its first season), and won a 2010 Directors Guild of America award. The show took Forster and a camera crew around the world to investigate pioneering architectural and engineering projects, and put them in cultural, historical, and environmental context. Forster would typically go to extreme lengths—two miles under a seismic zone in a Peruvian tunnel, landing in a chopper on the back of a top-secret Naval vessel, 1,600 feet in the air on top of a twisting skyscraper—to make complex architectural content accessible to a wide audience. Build It Bigger brought Forster to more than fifty countries.
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