Superstructures: Engineering Marvels

Superstructures: Engineering Marvels

  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (15)

An exploration of engineering marvels.

Superstructures: Engineering Marvels
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Giant Car Plant
6. Giant Car Plant
May 14, 2019
Germany's Wolfsburg car factory is the largest in the world, but it has a dark history. Conceived by Adolf Hitler and founded before World War II, the plant was central to the abhorrent Nazi dream. Nevertheless, it went on to produce the world-famous Beetle. This episode uncovers how the plant expanded to over 70 million square feet to become a hugely successful model of hi-tech automation.
Biggest Dome
5. Biggest Dome
June 2, 2019
The Singapore National Stadium is an award-winning sports arena with the largest free-spanning dome in the world. It's a state-of-the-art building like no other. Using CGI and expert testimony, this episode takes the stadium apart to discover the innovations that, against the odds, turned the superstructure into an engineering masterpiece.
Tallest Building
4. Tallest Building
June 2, 2019
Downtown Dubai's Burj Khalifa is the ultimate skyscraper. At more than half a mile high, this towering vertical city not only challenges conventional architecture but also set numerous world records, including the tallest building on Earth. This episode uses state-of-the-art computer graphics and expert testimony to reveal how this mind-blowing tower was made.
Monster Plane
3. Monster Plane
June 2, 2019
The Antonov AN-255 is the largest plane in the world. Using state-of-the-art computer graphics, this episode uncovers the feats of engineering that enable the AN-225 to not only fly but also set the record for carrying the heaviest air freight ever. The extraordinary plane's achievements are charted throughout history, and at each step more innovation is revealed.
Ultimate Cargo Ship
2. Ultimate Cargo Ship
April 23, 2019
We take apart the GPO Amethyst, an ocean transporter capable of carrying some of the largest structures by deliberately sinking into the ocean.
Space Station
1. Space Station
April 15, 2019
The International Space Station is taken apart to uncover its engineering secrets.
Description

An exploration of engineering marvels.Superstructures: Engineering Marvels is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 15, 2019.Superstructures: Engineering Marvels is available for streaming on the National Geographic Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Superstructures: Engineering Marvels on demand at Amazon, Hulu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and National Geographic.

  • Premiere Date
    April 15, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (15)