The concept behind the History Channel’s documentary series “Life after People” sounds a bit dry on the surface, but is anything but.
Scientists and architects go into fascinating detail speculating on the fate of monuments and iconic buildings after all of mankind has disappeared. Without man to repair cracks, remove vegetation, and basically maintain these structures, weather, evasive plants and animals conspire to dismantle these once sacred monuments.
The stories are told through expert commentaries and heavy use of CGI animation. One of the most compelling episodes takes a look at the fate of religious structures, everything from the Crystal Cathedral in California to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil.