Super Structures of the World

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  • 1998
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (31)

Super Structures of the World is a documentary television series that premiered in 1998 starring Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise. The series is produced by Fireworks International, a global television distribution and production company.

The show focuses on the amazing and awe-inspiring structures built by humans around the world. Each episode examines a single structure, exploring its history, construction, and design. The series aims to showcase the ingenuity and engineering of humans in creating these impressive super structures.

Some of the structures featured in the series include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Hoover Dam in Nevada, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The series also explores lesser-known structures such as the Sutong Yangtze River Bridge in China and the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.

The show features interviews with experts in architecture, engineering, and construction, as well as the people who designed and built the structures. The series also includes stunning footage of the structures from various angles, highlighting their beauty and complexity.

Mark Hamill serves as the host and narrator of the series, guiding viewers through each structure with his signature warmth and charm. He provides context and insight into each structure, explaining its significance and importance in the world of architecture and engineering.

Overall, Super Structures of the World is an informative and entertaining series that celebrates human ingenuity and the incredible feats of engineering that have shaped our world. With its combination of stunning visuals and expert commentary, the series is a must-watch for anyone who is fascinated by the marvels of modern engineering.

Super Structures of the World is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (11 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 1998.

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Snowy River
11. Snowy River
September 8, 1998
This edition features the Snowy River Dam in New South Wales, Australia.
10. Skyscrapers
September 8, 1998
These are the icons of success, symbols of power, ambition, and technological prowess. Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers and Chicago's Sears Tower are the focus in this fascinating survey of the history of this marvel of engineering.
Panama Canal
9. Panama Canal
April 14, 2000
Deep in the jungles of Central America, man has battled nature to build an engineering marvel. Its epic story continues to astonish us! Its dimensions defy imagination! It's price...thousands of lives. It's the crossroads of the world's economy.
8. Hibernia
April 14, 2000
The Hibernia platform stands 224 meters high, which is half the height of New York's Empire State Building and 33 meters taller than the Calgary Tower.
NORAD: Cheyenne Mountain
7. NORAD: Cheyenne Mountain
April 14, 2000
NORAD: Cheyenne Mountain is an incredible 4.5 acre compound center that monitors the skies for unidentified aircraft, missile launches, space objects, and even falling space debris.
London Underground
6. London Underground
April 14, 2000
London Underground, a system of rail lines, is still growing through the present day with the latest line expected to carry an incredible 30,000 people per hour in each direction!
The Kansai International Airport
5. The Kansai International Airport
April 14, 2000
The Kansai International Airport is just that - and island built to provide the space for an airport, and the only man-made structure other than the Great Wall of China visible from space.
International Space Station
4. International Space Station
April 14, 2000
International Space Station is one of the largest projects ever conceived and will take 45 space missions to provide the materials necessary to build the station.
Grassburg Mine
3. Grassburg Mine
April 14, 2000
At 14,000 feet, in the remote jungles of New Guinea is the largest gold and copper deposit in the world. Getting to that deposit and building a profitable mine was one of the biggest engineering challenges ever.
2. Seawolf
September 8, 1998
Seawolf provides a fascinating insider's look at one of the world's most remarkable structures. Called "the most complex military machine of the 20th Century," the $2.3 billion Seawolf submarine is a prototype for the U.S. Navy's undersea future.
1. Eurotunnel
September 8, 1998
Eurotunnel paints a vivid and exciting portrait of human ingenuity and the unflagging nature of mankind's pioneering spirit. Join the 1,300 workers in their 6-year effort to complete an almost unimaginable technological feat - the 3.5-mile Euro tunnel.
Where to Watch Super Structures of the World
Super Structures of the World is available for streaming on the Fireworks International website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Super Structures of the World on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    September 8, 1998
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (31)