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How the world's superstructures are built.

Science Channel
1 Season, 22 Episodes
January 4, 2018
Documentary, Non-fiction, Science & Technology
7.7/10
Cast: Erleen Hatfield, Avrey Martin
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Building Giants Full Episode Guide

  • An expert team of engineers is using cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods to build Los Angeles's biggest engineering project ever: a series of brand-new subway lines in durable, earthquake-proof tunnels.

  • An innovative new building seems to defy physics and float in mid-air. To build it, expert engineers use cutting-edge technology and the latest construction methods in a high-stakes race against the clock.

  • A team of expert engineers must build the world's largest cargo ship in just 12 months. To do so, they use cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods in a race to complete the massive project on schedule.

  • Expert engineers are racing to build a 2,000-foot-tall skyscraper that will be the third-tallest building in the world. But first, they must use cutting-edge tech and innovative construction to finish this record-breaking megastructure.

  • As expert engineers race against the clock to build the biggest bridge in Ireland, they use cutting-edge tech and innovative construction methods in a fight against unpredictable weather and dangerous heights to complete the massive project on time.

  • In Chicago, engineers race against the clock to build a supertall skyscraper that will be one of the most luxurious towers in the world, and they must battle fierce Arctic-like winds and extreme heights to add this new centerpiece to the famous skyline.

  • New York's Central Park Tower is the second tallest building in the United States, and as engineers and builders race to complete this 1,550-foot-tall mega build, they use cutting-edge science and engineering to battle high altitudes and brutal weather.

  • The Antonov 124 is one of the biggest airplanes in the world, and as its cutting-edge engineering and immense size help it carry impossibly heavy cargo, the plane's crew races the clock to make critical international deliveries on schedule.

  • As engineers race to build a brand-new train tunnel beneath the Alps, they use cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods to build the world's longest underground railroad in some of the most dangerous conditions on earth.

  • One of the world's fastest trains races between Milan and Rome at nearly 200 miles per hour, and expert engineers use cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods to build and operate what is known as the Ferrari of Trains.

  • The Las Vegas High Roller is the world's tallest Ferris Wheel, and expert engineers use cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods to build this 550-foot marvel, one of the great wonders of Nevada's Sin City.

  • A team of expert engineers must complete a brand-new bridge in just three months, and using cutting-edge tech and the latest construction methods, this innovative megastructure has been build to brave the deadly winter weather of the Great North.

  • When an elite team of engineers race to build a record-breaking roller coaster in just sixteen months, they use brand-new technology and the latest construction methods to turn 1,500 tons of steel into the fastest and tallest dive roller coaster in the world.

  • Engineers brave the extreme cold and endless nights in the Arctic Circle of northern Sweden to build one of the largest ice hotels in the world, and using cutting-edge tech, they'll move 15,000 tons of snow and ice to construct this modern marvel in just six weeks.

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