Megastructures

Megastructures reveals the drama, the human interest and the breathtaking technological innovation behind the world's most impressive structures. They're miracles of modern engineering, built to last, built to excel. Massive structures that changed the face of the world. And each has a story to tell. Produced by National Geographic.

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Megastructures Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

The Capital Gate building will create an iconic and avant-garde entrance to the city of Abu Dhabi. Leaning at a whopping 18 degrees westward, the tower will claim the Guinness Book of World Records title of Most Inclined Building on Earth. Discover how the engineers and architects overcome the force of gravity and transform this vision into reality.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Megastructures Korean Superlink

A nation that never constructed a submerged tunnel tackles the challenge of building the deepest immersed highway on Earth. Everything about the project is super-sized. Each of the tunnel’s mammoth segments is as long as two football pitches and as heavy as an aircraft carrier. Yet all the segments must align within 35 millimeters -- less than a thumb’s width. ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/01/2016

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Megastructures Dubai Racecourse

In the middle of the desert a carpet of lush green grass grows on the world's most luxurious racecourse. Overlooking the course is a 1.6 kilometer (1 mile) long land-scraper that boasts six star luxury for both man and horse. The sheer scale of this project is awe-inspiring. Its imaginative design puts Meydan into a league of its own. And ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

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Megastructures London's Olympic Stadium

Summer 2012 and the eyes of the world will be firmly focused one single sporting arena: London’s Olympic Stadium. Designed to be different, this is the world’s first ‘demountable’ Olympic Stadium. After the games are over, like a transformer toy, the stadium is designed to be scaled down from an 80,000 seat venue to a 25,000 seat sustainable arena. But ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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