Bryan Berg, Design, (515) 294-8881
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


AMES, Iowa – Bryan Berg's card building prowess at the Iowa State Fair this summer will be featured on "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!," Wednesday, Sept. 27, on TBS.

The program will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on TBS.

Berg is the builder of the Guinness World Record for the Tallest House of Cards. He is a 1997 graduate of Iowa State's architecture program and currently teaches architecture at Iowa State's College of Design.

The Ripley's segment will feature the Berg's "State House Of Cards," which was a scale replica of the Iowa State House he built at the 2000 Iowa State Fair. Other Berg structures also will be featured.

Berg has held the Guinness Record for the Worlds Tallest House of Cards since 1992. His current record setting tower was built last November in Berlin. The tower was 133 card stories tall, measured almost 25-feet tall, took approximately two weeks to construct and contained nearly 2,000 decks of cards. The structure weighed an estimated 200 pounds. The finished tower was featured on German national television and was the 10th Guinness Record structure built by Berg since 1992. All cards are free standing.

Berg's "Houses Of Cards" have been featured on: Guinness Prime Time, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and The Discovery Channel.


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