James May's 20th Century

Season 1 Episode 6

Big City, Bright Lights

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Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Jul 24, 2007 on BBC Two
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James investigates why so many of us choose to live in cities. In New York, he ascends the Woolworth tower - one of the tallest buildings on the planet. He tests the strength of glass used in skyscrapers, by dropping a Mini onto it. All cities need powers and James discovers that we all have a man from Newcastle to thank for the fact that we only need one type of plug on our electrical equipment, instead of 22 different plugs.moreless
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