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
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Ocean Airport

Richard Hammond reveals the startling Engineering Connections behind Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest and biggest in the world, sited on a specially constructed island. Then the world's largest construction project, it drew inspiration from a 13th century Arab irrigation machine to create new land, and a WWII bomber and car suspension to make the terminal building light, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Découverte One World Trade Center: Building a Giant Fortress

A new icon shines in the skies over New York City. The 104-story One World Trade Center is the tallest skyscraper in the Americas. A fortress of glass, concrete and steel; a skyscraper designed to be resistant to terrorist attacks. Built at a cost of $3 billion, it is the most expensive tower in the history of the United States. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:34:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/09/2014

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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News in Review - December 2006 Restoring the Parliamentary Library

The magnificent Library of Parliament is one of the most important heritage buildings in Canada. But a few years ago it was in terrible shape. A massive project was launched to restore the building to its former glory. In this News in Review story we’ll show you the results of that restoration project. We’ll also look at the history of ...
  • 2006
  • 00:14:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2006

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Slum Cities: A Shifting World

Each week nearly a million people migrate from rural to urban centres to find a better life. Cities are ill-prepared to deal with the mass influx, resulting in illegal slums lacking water, sanitation and resources to support this exploding population. This program goes deep inside the lives and homes of some of the poorest people living in the slum cities ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Engineering Connections Super Rig

Richard Hammond journeys to discover the startling Engineering Connections behind the Troll A gas platform – the largest object ever moved by man across the surface of the Earth. During his voyage he reveals that Troll A owes its incredible design to a 19th century French gardener, a 17th century German mayor, a Midwestern American architect, and the dawn of ...
  • 2007
  • 00:49:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Engineering Connections Taipei Tower

Richard Hammond travels to Taipei and discovers the secrets of one of the world's tallest buildings, Taipei 101. This modern marvel of engineering stands at a jaw dropping 1,671 feet. Built right next to a seismic fault line and in a typhoon hotspot, its height is all the more impressive. Richard discovers just what it is in the Taipei 101's ...
  • 2008
  • 00:50:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Eco-Engineering The Impossible Build

October 1989, San Francisco is hit with an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale. Fires rage in the city, bridges collapse and the World Series must halt. In Golden Gate Park, the historic Academy of Sciences is badly shaken. Structural damage forces one of the Academy’s buildings to shut down. The City of San Francisco and the museum curators ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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