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Greenlit: Iron Men, The Weather Channel

Iron Men (9 x ) – Docu-series profiling the iron workers who spend their days battling weather conditions hundreds of feet above New York City to build skyscrapers, bridges, arenas and other major structures, including  the 4 World Trade Center site,  the Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. (Construction progress at 4 WTC can be watched on TWC’s exclusive live webcam at www.weather.com/IronMen).

The series follows the men and women of Local 361 and Local 40, two of the world’s most respected ironworking unions. The series reveals their challenges and successes as they race to stay on schedule against weather hurdles on a multitude of projects, from the first footing to the final bolt – on a skyscraper, a bridge, or stadium. Beyond fighting the wind, snow, and rain, an iron worker in New York has to battle the East Coast’s bone-chilling cold as they walk steel beams hundreds of feet off the ground. Every day, each member puts his or her life in the hands of co-workers, which creates an unbreakable bond but also high stakes and natural tension.

Channel: The Weather Channel

Producer: Pipeline39

TX: 30th August 2012

Source: The Weather Channel press release

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