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For anyone that enjoys architecture, this show is a series that will allow viewers to see the engineering miracle of the Eurotunnel. This tunnel was built 131 feet under water, and although it took over six years to complete, it can has actually provided transport for up 31 million passengers within any given year. Viewers can see how this engineering miracle was created and the significance of it.

Fireworks International
1 Season, 11 Episodes
September 8, 1998
Documentary & Biography
8.6/10
Cast: Mark Hamill
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Super Structures of the World Full Episode Guide

  • This edition features the Snowy River Dam in New South Wales, Australia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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, 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 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 is one of the largest projects ever conceived and will take 45 space missions to provide the materials necessary to build the station.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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