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Engineering Connections Millau Sky Bridge

Richard Hammond reveals the engineering inspirations behind the tallest road bridge in the world: the Millau Viaduct in France. He fires three quarters of a million volts from his finger tips to see how the power of lightning cut the steel structure quickly and accurately. The huge piers – 340 metres high, and which would look down on the Eiffel ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Eco-Engineering Power Tower: The Bahrain World Trade Centre

Two 50-story glass ‘sails’ rise 780 feet into the sky, creating one of the tallest buildings in the Middle East. This unique architectural marvel is powered by a revolutionary new means for a building this size – wind! It is the world’s first large-scale integration of wind turbines in a skyrise, with three massive turbines – each 95 feet in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Project X Body Armour

The Project X Team explores all kinds of bodily protection, from animal hides to body armour to human skin, discovering how nature and technology have evolved to protect us. Dr. Alters takes a dive beneath the ocean's waves to learn about some of the unusual protective suits of sea creatures. Dr. Fleck and Marc Huot give a brief history of ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Adrienne Clarkson Presents Frank Gehry: Architecture in Motion

Visionary architect Frank Gehry, Canadian born, Los Angeles based and world renowned, is the subject of this inspiring documentary from the popular prime-time arts program, Adrienne Clarkson Presents. An iconoclast with great reverence for the past, Gehry is constantly breaking new ground. Experimenting with new and non-traditional materials, he has changed the vernacular of architecture and furniture design. Symbolism, emotion ...
  • 1994
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013