Extreme Engineering

Engineering feats around the globe keep getting bigger and more ambitious. The most awe-inspiring modern achievements ever conceived are explored as builders design and construct projects so huge they're almost beyond imagination.
Starring
Danny Forster
Genres
Documentary
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Turning Torso
    July 7 2004
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Turning Torso not only aims to be the tallest building in Northern Europe, but it's designed to make a stunning, 90-degree turn before reaching it's final floor, 600 feet up.
  2. 3. Container Ships
    July 28 2004
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A new wave of mega-sized container ships are now under construction and changing the shipping industry. These new ships are so massive they will require retrofitting of the world's cargo ports and canals.
  3. 4. Oakland Bay Bridge
    August 4 2004
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Oakland Bay Bridge is an earthquake-proof span that's the largest construction project in California history. The bridge will link San Francisco to Oakland, replacing the most heavily trafficked bridge in the US.
  4. 5. Iceland Tunnels
    September 1 2004
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Engineers face the extreme challenge of carving a 45-mile tunnel in Iceland, at a dangerous site. The tunnel is part of a project to construct one of the world's largest dams, and the construction comes with enormous costs.
  5. 9. Excavators
    October 26 2004
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Open-pit mine crews work around the clock digging up iron ore to meet the global demand for steel production. To meet their demands, engineers have developed the fastest, most technologically advanced excavator ever built.

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2004
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discovery plus Adventure
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