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How the world's superstructures are built.

Science Channel
2 Seasons, 10 Episodes
January 4, 2018
Documentary, Non-fiction, Science & Technology
8.0/10
Cast: Erleen Hatfield, Avrey Martin
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Building Giants Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • Engineers are breaking records as they build Beijing's tallest skyscraper, a 1500-foot-tall behemoth designed to withstand one of the world's most dangerous earthquake zones.

  • The world's tallest church has taken more than 140 years to build, and today, engineers are nearing completion of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, designed by maverick architect Antoni Gaudi.

  • Engineers are building a ground-breaking new railway line in Copenhagen that features 22 miles of tunnels, 17 brand-new stations, and cutting-edge driverless trains.

  • Venice's new storm wall is one of the strongest in the world, a 330-ton behemoth that protects the historic city from disastrous flooding.

  • Engineers race to complete the longest suspension bridge in the Arctic Circle before the brutal winter arrives.

  • Engineers build a cutting-edge skyscraper in a busy area of New York City. This impossibly tall and thin tower must be built with a strange diagonal framework, posing unique challenges for some of the world's best builders.

  • Expert engineers try to build one of the largest and most advanced cruise ships in the world. This goliath ship will carry over 5,000 passengers and pushes the boundaries of ship design and construction.

  • Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the world's most advanced stadium and features the most complex retractable roof ever built. As the team races to finish the $1.6 billion arena for the NFL season, it faces deadly winds and unique engineering challenges.

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