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National Geographic : Megastructures




U.S.S. Ronald Reagan
Meet the United States Navy's newest monster of the sea. Powered by two nuclear reactors, the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan can operate for 20 years without refueling. Learn what went into this feat of engineering, and discover what life is like for the 6,000 inhabitants on board.
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Sears Tower
Meet the people who make the tallest building in North America come alive. Take a wild ride inside the elevator shafts of the Sears Tower. Then, climb inside its towering antennae, and get a window-washer's view of Chicago.
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Kansai International Airport
Japan's Kansai Airport is one of the greatest engineering achievements in the world, but it was built on a man-made island the size of Monaco and now the island is sinking.
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Autobahn
The Autobahn is nearly 7,300 miles (11,750 km) long, enough to cross the United States twice. But it's all packed into an area roughly the size of Montana! Discover what it takes to build, operate, and drive the world's greatest super highway.
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Itaipú Dam
Itaipu Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric power plant, is a triumph of giant-scale engineering. Learn how forty thousand construction workers diverted the world's 7th largest river.
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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the world's longest single-span suspension bridge. But during construction in 1995, it was rocked by an earthquake in Kobe, Japan. The bridge withstood the quake, but the question remains—could it one day collapse?
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Petronas Towers
The 450-meter Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers on the planet, pushed the outer limits of construction technology and stand as a symbol of Malaysian pride and modernity. But building the towers was a construction challenge like no other and the six-year endeavor turned out to be a high-risk project with a hugely ambitious schedule.
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Golden Gate Bridge
In the face of powerful natural forces - constant erosion, violent storms, hurricanes, powerful underwater currents and earthquakes - the Golden Gate Bridge was once thought impossible to build. But engineers, designers and construction teams conquered wind speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, and built the Bridge to withstand a potential sway of up to 27 feet. Megastructures: Golden Gate Bridge will reveal at a nuts & bolts level how this awesome structure was originally designed and built and how it will survive into the future.
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North Sea Wall
The construction of this colossal hydraulic-powered moveable barrier is one of the greatest feats of civil engineering in history. Three sandbars were built up into islands to accommodate harbours, material yards and work sites. A dam connected two of the islands, effectively creating three channels in the estuaries; each protected by a section of the barrier. Described by the American Society of Civil Engineers as "One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World", the North Sea Wall has conquered the elements and defied the oceans.
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World's Busiest Port
Straddling one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, this is the port of call for a quarter of the world's containers and half the world's supply of oil. Now, imagine if something at this port were to go horribly wrong...
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Tau Tona City Of Gold
Tau Tona is an astounding feat of engineering- the deepest, largest gold mine on earth. Thirty five thousand people work in the mine three miles below the surface of the earth. It is an entirely artificial environment with its own weather system. The engineering equipment and massive mining vehicles are some of the largest and most unusual used anywhere on the planet.
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Oasis
The world's tallest hotel, the highest water slide outside North America, and a Venice carved from the shores of the Persian Gulf--all are part of tiny Dubai's farsighted attempt to prepare for the day the oil runs out. This cash-rich sheikdom, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, was once known for the largest artificial harbor in the world. Today its leaders are engineering, in every sense of the word, a vacation Mecca for businessmen and tourists. Already, the Burj-Al-Arab hotel on its own man-made island with its striking sail façade and two-story suites is considered the world's only seven-star hotel. Next door the Wild Wadi Water Park is a quintessential oasis in the desert, thanks to desalination. And everywhere, modernity is fast encroaching on a society where men still wear the traditional dishdashah and prayers to Allah air throughout the streets.
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Megastructures: Oil Mine
Original Airdate: June 29, 2005
Just beneath the surface of Canada's Alberta forest sits the largest oil reserve in the world. Mother Nature has thrown a curveball though—the oil can't be pumped because it's trapped in sand, and extracting it is already causing major environmental impacts. Watch as multiple companies race to develop technologies to unlock the vast oil and profit hidden below Canada's forests.
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Megastructures: Beijing Olympic Stadium
You can't host the Olympics without a world-class facility and, for 2008, China's gearing up to do the honours by building one of the world's largest enclosed facilities - the Beijing National Stadium. 42,000 tons of twisted steel and a stadium to seat 90,000 people - one of the biggest and most ambitious constructions projects ever attempted in modern China. Against the backdrop of China's rush to the Olympics, examine the unique features of the "bird's nest" stadium, following its design, engineering and construction up until the ultimate test, where Games organisers will find out if this ambitious project is ready in time for the Opening Ceremony of the XXIX Olympiad.
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Megastructures: Beijing Water Cube
Just in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, workers are feverishly putting the finishing touches on the National Aquatics Centre – the Beijing Water Cube. A stroke of design genius, this Olympic Megastructure is a steel honeycomb-like frame enclosed entirely by a unique skin, modelled after soap bubbles. Using 90 kilometres worth of steel in 22,000 beams following no conventional straight lines, the Beijing Water Cube must be topped with 100,000 square metres of bubbles. Looking for a truly unique covering, the design team focuses on ETFE – a light-weight plastic invented to protect spaceships from cosmic radiation. Among ETFE’s unique properties, dot patterns on its surface can trap solar energy in the winter and reflect solar energy in the summer, keeping the building cool. The Beijing Water Cube is the largest ETFE construction in the world, and because of its honeycomb-like structure, 3,500 ETFE bubbles must be cut individually, and sized. Factor in that the dimensions have been created in Germany and must be translated into a Chinese database and the Beijing Water Cube becomes a bit of a logistical nightmare. Beijing’s Water Cube represents a true morphing of molecular science, architecture and structural engineering.
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Megastructures: Megaship
Climb aboard the cargo ship OOCL Atlanta as she journeys from Hong Kong to Singapore. How does a minimal crew keep this 1,000ft-long vessel afloat in treacherous seas?
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Megastructures: Vegas Demolition
The owners of the New Frontier casino hotel in Las Vegas want their historic building demolished to make way for a new multimillion-dollar complex. A family-run demolition company is overseeing the project and needs to carefully plan the operation to avoid damage to its surrounding buildings, including the 64-storey Trump Towers.
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Megastructures: Rocket Launch Demolition
At Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, a family-run demolition company faces its most difficult assignment yet. Controlled Demolitions, Inc (CDI), run by Mark Loizeaux, has been tasked with dismantling a 6,000-ton rocket launch tower known as MST 40. This relic of the space age launched 55 Titan rockets in the 1960s, before being converted into a giant rocket repair shop in the 1980s.
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Megastructures: Earthquake Glasshouse
The California Academy of Sciences is the world's largest green building. Follow its amazing story, from the initial concept to the construction.
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Megastructures: Man-Made Sun
The world of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), an evolving technology to harness the sun's rays on a massive scale to power entire communities.
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Megastructures: Atom Smasher
The Large Hadron Collider is a titan of science. A monster of engineering, the biggest computer game in the world.
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Megastructures Breakdown: Extreme Bridge Demolition
A young demolition team must lower an historic bridge to recycle 25,000 tons of steel, concrete and rebar (steel bars used to reinforce concrete), all while testing their limits, fighting the elements and racing against a ticking clock.
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Megastructures Breakdown: 747 Breakdown
For years, when a jumbo jet reached the end of its 30-year lifespan, it would end up in a scrap yard, or rotting at the end of a runway. But at the Evergreen Air Centre in Marana, Arizona, planes past their prime are recycled instead. Witness each step as they carefully drain toxic fluids, carve out the pricey parts – from landing gear and flight controls to engines and pumps – and then slice up the airframe.
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Megastructures: Sinking an Aircraft Carrier
This programme follows a specialist demolition team as it attempts to sink the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier in a bid to create the largest artificial reef in the world. Battling through thick steel plating and hazardous waste, the divers, marine architect experts, demolition teams, engineering units and local authorities discover the secret of sinking such a huge vessel and, in the process, write a new chapter in marine demolition.
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Megastructures: USS Virginia (2005)
As the most cutting-edge underwater warship in the world, the new USS Virginia submarine weighs 7,800 tons. Yet it's so sleekly built that it can slip past radar detection to collect enemy intelligence. This program examines the stunning military history, technological secrets and ingenious engineers that shaped the US Navy's first major nuclear submarine redesign since the Cold War. Specially crafted for military needs of the 21st century, the Virginia can spy in shallow coastal waters, accommodate a team of Navy SEALs or fire Tomahawk land attack missiles from its 12 vertical launch platforms. Going behind the scenes of this submarine's breakthrough construction and rigorous crew training, USS Virginia reveals the incredible details behind the underwater megastructure that will be integral to the future of America's national security.
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Ancient Megastructures: The Colosseum
Follow the dramatic story behind the building of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome. The Romans used innovative technology that we still use today, but the money to pay for the project enslaved the nation.
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Ancient Megastructures: Chartres Cathedral
Building the Chartres Cathedral pushed construction techniques to the limit, but behind this engineering triumph lies a dark story of violence, political double-dealing and destruction.
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Megastructures - Machines of War: Machine Gun
One hundred and fifty years of machine gun evolution has placed the firepower of a 19th century army in the hands of a company of US Marines. Specially staged live-fire machine gun events explain the key moments in the weapon's history: from the World War One machine gun that can chop down a tree, to the first gangster 'hit' with a Tommy Gun, to the modern GAU-8 Avenger - one of the deadliest machine guns in the world.
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Megastructures - Machines of War: Missiles
How did the cruise missile become the ultimate surgical attack weapon? The weight of a family car, the cruise missile is launched from underwater, flies 2500 kilometres, dodges enemy radar and hones in on its target to strike with ruthless accuracy. Uncover the roots of the technology that make this missile the awesome weapon it is today. Ride the nose of a Tomahawk Cruise Missile and examine each key stage of its journey - launch, flight and target.
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Megastructures: Megaplane (aka Air Force Transport)
When the U.S military needs another tank or half-dozen helicopters, there is only one way to get the goods quickly: the C-5 Galaxy aircraft, a plane that redefines jumbo. This mega mover is a flying warehouse, it's almost as long as a football field and stretches six stories high. With a wingspan of 68 metres, a cruising speed of 788 kilometres per hour and a cargo compartment as big as an eight-lane bowling alley, the C-5 can move big things almost anywhere in a hurry. Its range is virtually limitless - with the help of an air tanker, the C-5 is able to gas up while in flight. Air Force Transport profiles the C-5 Galaxy's critical mission: transporting 58,513 kilograms of armour to troops in Iraq and reveals the secrets behind flying some of the world's heaviest loads.
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Megastructures: Ultimate Oil Rigs
The world is desperate for oil and gas. But dwindling energy supplies are forcing oil rigs to drill in some of the harshest environments on the globe. It takes a megastructure oil rig, like the Noble Piet, to withstand the fury of nature and keep on drilling. Follow a skilled team of roughnecks as they battle the elements of the North Sea in pursuit of an untapped reservoir of natural gas worth 350 million dollars. But there's a shortage of oil rigs like the Noble Piet. So the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore is designing and building an impressive cluster of 23 rigs at once. Can this shipyard build rigs fast enough to keep up with exploding demand and which will be tough enough to endure the punishment of drilling in the open sea?
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Ancient Megastructures: The Alhambra
Nestled in the Andalucian Mountains of Southern Spain sits a magnificent “Red Castle” that is the stuff of fairy tales – the Alhambra. With 3-metre thick walls and almost 40 towers, this legendary fortress took over 150 years to build by a series of Islamic sultans determined to maintain their power on the Iberian Peninsula. In 1238, the Moorish ruler Mohammad Ibn Nasr, founder of the Nasrid Dynasty, fled to Granada, where he oversaw the massive conversion of an existing fortress. First, Ibn Nasr surrounded his palace with impregnable walls that would protect him from his enemies and constructed majestic towers that allowed him to receive intelligence of possible invasions. Then, he and his successors ensured that a complex hydraulics system provided the fortress with a constant supply of fresh water. But the Nasrids want more than just a military stronghold – they want a pleasure-palace of exquisite courtyards, manicured gardens and elaborate pools and fountains. The interior rooms and courtyards of the Alhambra remain mathematical masterpieces of Islamic design. Despite the collapse of the Nasrid Dynasty in 1492, the Alhambra stands as a testament to the beauty and genius of Islamic architecture and design.
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Ancient Megastructures: Petra
Stuck between a rock and a hard place in the unforgiving deserts of Petra in modern day Jordan, the Nabataean dream of a glorious royal city must have seemed like little more than a very grand mirage. Standing at the crossroads of the ancient Near East, these wealthy traders would rely on human resourcefulness and courageous endeavour to turn engineering on its head and create one of the world’s most awe-inspiring monuments, the Khazneh. Uncover how the Nabataeans held back flash-floods to protect their greatest monument, and how clues hidden deep in the building reveal the great king whose vision created this masterpiece.
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Megastructures: Sellafield Demolition
The elaborate and dangerous demolition of four obsolete cooling towers at Sellafield nuclear power plant in Cumbria, an operation that requires great expertise to ensure the 90m high structures do not hit nearby buildings when they collapse. The risky job has been assigned to a firm of specialists from Maryland, USA, who have great experience of detonating towers at nuclear power stations. However, this is the first time they have worked at a plant that is still operational.
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Megastructures: Singapore's Vegas
Building the Marina Bay Sands resort and casino in Singapore.
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Megastructures: Diamond Diggers (Ekati Diamond Mine)
On the edge of the Canadian Arctic, the frigid Ekati Diamond Mine is one of the most remote mines on earth. To work in this brutal sub-Arctic land, Ekati demands some of the world's fiercest digging tools: a DeMag 655 hydraulic shovel so powerful that it scoops the weight of 900 school buses every hour, a Cat 793C haul truck so strong that it can carry the weight of three dozen elephants in one trip and enough explosives to demolish 50,000 tons of frozen granite in a single day. Diamond Diggers explores the volcanic history and incredible discovery of the frozen Ekati Mine, the inner workings of its monster machines that move mountains of gem-studded earth, and the extreme conditions braved by workers to unearth nearly five million carats of diamonds each year.
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Megastructures: IceBreaker
Breaking through over 40 feet of ice demands a vessel of incredible power. That's where the Icebreaker comes into its own. These behemoths keep the world's shipping lanes open during the harshest of conditions, making them vital to the global economy. Follow the construction of a vessel that can break ice and carry cargo at the same time: the Arctic Icebreaking Containership. This is the largest commercial icebreaker ever built.
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War Machines: Tank
Since first appearing almost a century ago on the muddy battlefields of northern France in WWI, designers and engineers have tried to improve and perfect the military tank. These steel leviathans are defined by three factors: mobility, firepower and protection. Laying down its own road track, tanks are able to spread their 70 ton weight over the ground below, allowing it stability, agility and speed. Packed with the latest equipment, including thermal imaging for accurate night vision and pinpoint laser range-finders, modern tanks played a crucial role in the Gulf War of 1991. Tanks under the command of the US' Lt Gen Paul Funk were able to find and kill enemy tanks before the Iraqi commanders could even rotate their turrets. New technologies are being tested all the time, such as active armour and electric guns, but no matter what is thrown against it, the tank continually proves there is no substitute for this king of the battlefield.
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Ancient Megastructures: The Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid of Giza is 4,500 years old. It's the only ancient wonder of the world still standing. To cut and move the 2 million stones needed to build it would involve the whole Egyptian state.
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Megastructures: SMART Tunnel
Go on an insider's voyage through the world's first combined stormwater and traffic tunnel: the SMART Tunnel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Ancient Megastructures: Angkor Wat
Hidden deep in the jungles of Cambodia, the mighty temple of Angkor Wat represents the Hindu universe and stands as one of the largest religious monuments in the world. In the 12th Century the King of the Khmer Empire, Suryavarman, hoped to create “heaven on earth” for his mausoleum and personal heaven in the afterlife. The temple plans require the construction of an enormous temple mountain and moat shaped with indigenous laterite and encased by thousands of sandstone blocks. But with no quarry nearby, thousands of workers set out for the distant Kulen Hills to cut, shape and float each block down a series of canals back to the temple site. Experts estimate that workers cut and transported up to 400 blocks per day. Amazingly, each of the perfectly placed blocks that make up this “Temple City” remains in place due to stone-on-stone friction – no mortar or nails were used in its original construction. Larger than any European cathedral, Angkor Wat takes up as much space as over 200 football fields in a monsoon-swept floodplain, but took just 35 years to construct using only man-power and iron-age tools.
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Ancient Megastructures: Istanbul's Hagia Sophia
When Emperor Justinian came to power in 527, he aspired to extend Byzantine rule over most of the Mediterranean and demonstrate his power by building dozens of churches throughout the empire. Hagia Sophia, which means “Holy Wisdom,” was built in what is now Istanbul, Turkey, and had a record-breaking dome stretching over 31 metres. To realise his vision, Justinian ordered two men skilled in the ‘science of mechanics’, Anthemius of Tralles and Isidore the Elder, to design a revolutionary structure. To build the most glorious church in the Byzantine Empire, Anthemius and Isidore must find the right materials and invent new construction methods. Battling against the clock under Justinian’s constant scrutiny, a 10,000 strong workforce completed the structure in just six years. But 20 years later, Justinian’s dream came crashing to earth. In 558 AD, a powerful earthquake brought down the enormous dome. It fell to Isidore the Younger, nephew of Isidore the Elder, to repair the damage. He raised the dome and gave it extra support. The result is the largest church built in the early Christian era. Despite serious earthquakes, rushed construction and war, the Hagia Sophia stood for over 1,000 years as the largest cathedral in the world.
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Megastructures: Extreme Railway
This is the story of the battle to build a railway across one of the most extreme environments on Earth. To lay down over a thousand kilometres of track in a remote wilderness. To drive 7 tunnels and to raise 675 bridges all at an altitude where even a simple breath is nearly impossible to come by. 140,000 workers and 2000 medics struggled for 5 years to conquer this hostile environment to complete. the Qinghai-Tibet railway, the highest, most extreme railway in the world!
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Megastructures: Monster Shredder
Experience the mighty mega shredder. The world's largest recycling machine takes the floor space of an entire factory. It will reduce the equivalent of 450 cars an hour to an unrecognizable pulp.
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Megastructures - Impossible Islands
In the Arabian Gulf, the world's largest artificial islands are being constructed in the shape of a massive palm tree. It's part of a plan to transform Dubai into the world's premier luxury tourist destination. Will it work?
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Megastructures - Channel Tunnel
The construction of the Channel Tunnel, revealing how the plan was developed whereby two teams - one in France and one in England - working on the construction and meeting in the middle. Competition to reach the halfway point first was fierce, and the margin of error was tiny - if either crew was 2.5 metres out of position the entire project would have had to go back to the drawing board.
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Megastructures - Las Vegas Special
How the Venetian Casino and Resort in Las Vegas was built. Themed around the buildings of Venice, Italy, the complex boasts more than 4,000 suites, as well as 17 restaurants and a museum. The construction of the vast entertainment centre entailed the digging of canals and the destruction of the historic Sands Hotel - one of the first resorts to open on Sunset Strip.
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Megastructures - Hi-Tech Prison (North Branch Correctional Institution)
The North Branch Correctional Facility in Cumberland, Md., has state-of-the-art technology designed to protect the lives of corrections officers.
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Megastructures - World's Biggest Airliner (Airbus A380)
An insight into the manufacturing processes involved in the construction of the Airbus A380. The ground-breaking super-plane measures 239ft in length, with a wingspan of 261ft, and has required the extension of runways all over the world to accommodate its size.
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Megastructures - The Ultimate Roller Coaster
The design and construction of Kingda Ka in New Jersey, America. The structure is the world's fastest rollercoaster, rocketing passengers into the sky at 128mph.
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Megastructures - Berlin Wall
The lethal zone next to the Berlin Wall is full of barbed wire, mines, attack dogs, tank traps and armed guards.
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Megastructures - Impossible Bridges: Denmark To Sweden
Examining the Oresund Bridge - a giant structure linking the Swedish city of Malmo to Denmark's capital Copenhagen.
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Its one of the biggest construction projects in British engineering history. A new high-speed rail line costing several billion pounds and cutting through some of the most heavily developed land on the planet to complete a high speed link between two of Europes major capitals London and Paris. High Speed Ones design and construction overcame unprecedented obstacles to achieve what many thought was impossible. Get on board as we explore the engineering behind this UK super train line.

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South Korea never constructed a submerged tunnel, but now tackles the challenge of building one of the deepest immersed highways on Earth. Designed for the fickle conditions of the Pacific, the giant tunnel must be both earthquake and typhoon proof.

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