Note: This is the US equivalent of the popular series Megastructures.Man-Made tells the extraordinary stories behind ordinary things. Go inside factories, machinery and buildings to talk to the workers, inventors and contractors about how everything gets made.
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- 2005-??-?? EarthMovers
A celebration of modern technology. EARTHMOVERS explores the best of the best of earthmoving machinery, offering great stories, fascinating facts and some surprising conclusions. Follow our team of experts as they examine the biggest and most powerful super-dozers, excavators and dumptrucks - some the size of office buildings - to reveal the worlds greatest marvels of excavation engineering.
National.Geographic.Man.Made.EarthMovers.HDTV.ReEnc.XviD-STF.avi [559.35 Mb]
- 2008-??-?? Alaska's Extreme Machines
Alaskas Extreme Machines is a spine-jarring, jaw-dropping road trip aboard three the nations biggest and most powerful machines as their tough crews battle the extreme elements during an Alaska winter to accomplish their missions.
National.Geographic.Man.Made.Alaskas.Extreme.Machines.HDTV.XviD-SomeTV.avi [351.80 Mb]
- 2008-??-?? Hoover Dam Reinvented
Hoover Dam is regarded as an engineering masterpiece and an America icon. But what if it did not exist today? How would engineers build it today? In this one hour program, we ask a team of engineers what they would do the same and what they would do differently...as we re-invent Hoover Dam.
National.Geographic.Man.Made.Hoover.Dam.Reinvented.HDTV.XviD-SomeTV.avi [347.19 Mb]
- 2008-??-?? Solar Quest
Solar energy is in the spotlight once again amid global warming concerns and fluctuating energy prices. But can solar prove itself on a large scale to compete with the other green energies? Mega Green Tech travels the globe to visit new massive solar power facilities and to explore cutting edge research and technology all of which must grapple with one of solars biggest hurdles: what to do when the sun isnt shining?
National.Geographic.Man.Made.Solar.Quest.HDTV.XviD-SomeTV.avi [347.48 Mb]
- 2008-??-?? Grand Canyon Skywalk [Overview]
Get exclusive access to the construction of a man-made marvel suspended over one of Mother Nature's greatest wonders a horseshoe-shaped, glass-floored bridge that allows visitors to walk where eagles fly. NGC takes viewers behind the daring design and death-defying construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk, formed from 1 million pounds of steel and glass, perched 4,000 feet above the Colorado River.
National.Geographic.Man.Made.Grand.Canyon.Skywalk.HDTV.ReEnc.XviD-STF.avi [559.06 Mb]
- 2010-02-11 Bugatti Super Car [Overview]
The Bugatti Veyron is a "super" super car - part automobile and part airplane. And with a base price of $1,750,000, it is the most expensive production car in the world. Designed with materials and construction techniques normally found in the aerospace industry, this remarkable engineering achievement is one of the fastest street-legal cars ever built. Now, NGC takes an insider look at the Bugatti factory to see how this modern engineering masterpiece is built.
National.Geographic.Man.Made.Bugatti.Super.Car.60FPS.HDTV.XviD-STF.avi [745.51 Mb]
- 2012-06-15 Cologne Cathedral
Everything has a purpose: every ornament, every stone, every column, every arch, every room. Everything has its place, its form and thus its own meaning, its own deep symbolism. Cologne Cathedral is a stone creed, a book that hardly anyone can read anymore.
National.Geographic.Man-Made.Cologne.Cathedral.HDTV.x264-FQM.mp4 [283.59 Mb]
- 2010-05-24 National.Geographic.Can.It.Be.Built.S01E01.Circular.Skyscraper.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi [350.24 Mb] [Overview]
Abu Dhabi will set out on the biggest project to date - a new micro-city with a round skyscraper taller than the Statue of Liberty and curved glass skin covering the area of four football fields. The spherical design and the proposed site pose numerous challenges, including design stability and a location that is half a mile out in the Persian Gulf and 25 feet under water. On top of everything, this skyscraper must be completed in just 30 months' time.
- 2010-05-24 National.Geographic.Can.It.Be.Built.S01E02.Leaning.Skyscraper.HDTV.XviD-FQM.avi [350.29 Mb] [Overview]
Abu Dhabi is famous for its extreme engineering, but now one project could surpass them all - the world's most inclined skyscraper, Capital Gate. Capital Gate is a tower that spirals out of the ground at 525 feet and tilts almost five times more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower will include a five-star hotel on the top 18 levels, an infinity pool, a restaurant hanging 300 feet above the ground and a helicopter pad on the roof.
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