Rebuilding The World Trade Center

An unconventional documentary exploring Marcus Robinson's artistic project which has entailed filming, photographing and painting the reconstruction of the World Trade Centre.

An unconventional documentary about a community of construction workers Rebuilding The World Trade Centre.  Artist Marcus Robinson has been at the site since 2006, using a mix of time-lapse film, video live action, hand-painted animation and a specially designed sound-score that accentuates the symphonic nature and vibrancy of this complex, crowded and iconic corner of Lower Manhattan.

This is an immense artistic project that captures the scale and ambition of the reconstruction.

Production Information

Broadcaster: Channel 4

TX Date: September 2013

Format: 1 x 60



Executive Producer(s):

Nick Catliff


Marcus Robinson


Robinson’s interviews with the surveyors, engineers and – most memorably – the blue collar construction workers and riggers who bolted the building together piece by piece had the effect of a Greek chorus, giving voice to the incalculable emotional importance of the reconstruction to the average New Yorker.

The Telegraph

Awards & Nominations

BAFTA 2014

BAFTA Television Craft Award for Factual Photography - WIN 

RTS Awards 2014

Best Arts Programme - Nom