Impossible Engineering

September 2019
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Wonderland Hotel (S4E5)

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The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, a 337-room hotel that burrows 16 stories below ground level, clinging to the cliffs of an abandoned quarry.
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Ford Class Aircraft Carrier (S4E4)

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The construction of the cutting-edge Ford class aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever built - almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall.
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Hudson Yards (S4E3)

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The creation of Hudson Yards on Manhattan Island, New York, a construction project built over the tracks and railway sidings of Penn Station - literally in thin air.
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The Panama Canal Redevelopment (S3E1)

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Opened in 2016, the Panama Canal expansion was an engineering project on a colossal scale. Hear how history's pioneers shaped this modern-day feat.
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Aircraft Carrier (S1E1)

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How on earth was the Navy's mammoth HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier built? Discover the cutting-edge engineering techniques behind this mobile megastructure.
August 2019
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Tesla Factory (S3E9)

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This cutting-edge manufacturing plant in California produces an incredible 2,000 cars each week. So what links some enterprising Venetians to this operation? Find out.
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Littoral Combat Ships Class (S3E8)

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The US Navy's innovative littoral combat ships are the fastest vessels of this type in their fleet. Hear how history's pioneers made them possible.
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International Space Station (S3E7)

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The $150bn ISS is the single most expensive engineering project in history. Hear how Henry Fluess and Dale Reed's work made this endeavour possible.
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Halley VI Research Station (S3E6)

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Learn more about the Halley VI, a futuristic polar research station. Hear how it can withstand the harshest environment on the planet: the South Pole.
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Tokyo Skytree (S3E5)

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The 634m Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest free-standing tower. How has this incredible structure been built to survive high winds and earthquakes? Find out.
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