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  • Dubai's Dream Palace show

    Dubai's Dream Palace

    With its oil reserves dwindling, Dubai switches its sights to tourism, building the Burj al Arab, a 60-storey hotel in the...

    (00:38)
  • Hanger Rooftop show

    Hanger Rooftop

    The unique design of the hanger rooftop creates a difficult challenge for builders.

    (03:02)
  • The Alhambra: The Watchtower show

    The Alhambra: The Watchtower

    Discover the secrets of the Alhambra’s defences and explore the watchtower – the anchor for the planned Muslim fortress.

    (02:57)
  • The Alhambra: Water show

    The Alhambra: Water

    How did the Alhambra get water for survival? Find out how the practical uses of water created a beautiful oasis in the heart...

    (02:58)
  • Petra show

    Petra

    Petra is one of the world’s most mysterious ancient cities with the Al Khazneh building at its entrance an engineering...

    (01:04)
  • Petra: Al Khazneh show

    Petra: Al Khazneh

    Al Khazneh is Petra’s architectural highlight. Find out about the engineering genius behinds its construction and who...

    (04:59)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Parliament show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Parliament

    Sir Christopher Wren made a colossal gamble in completing St. Paul’s Cathedral, putting in the equivalent of $6 million of...

    (03:00)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: The Great Model Design show

    St Pauls Cathedral: The Great Model Design

    The equivalent of half a million dollars in today’s money, Sir Christopher Wren’s ‘great model design’ of St. Paul’s...

    (02:58)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Religious Conflict show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Religious Conflict

    It was 9 years after the Great Fire of London before work on St Paul’s Cathedral began. But in an age of intense religious...

    (02:59)
  • St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire show

    St Pauls Cathedral: Out of the Fire

    Discover the secrets behind the building of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the iconic landmarks of London and how its...

    (04:52)
  • Hagia Sofia: Decoration show

    Hagia Sofia: Decoration

    Discover the intricate detail of mosaics, gold and marble that went into the lavish decoration of Hagia Sophia.

    (03:00)
  • Machu Picchu: Water Problems show

    Machu Picchu: Water Problems

    How did the residents of Machu Picchu get the water needed to survive in a hostile, mountainous, environment? Find out how...

    (02:59)
  • Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity show

    Machu Picchu: Battling Gravity

    Perched high above a mountain ridge, Machu Picchu architects face a constant battle with gravity – discover how the...

    (03:00)
  • Machu Picchu: Mountain Building show

    Machu Picchu: Mountain Building

    Machu Picchu is a spectacular sight, but its location meant considerable hardship for builders. Heavy rainfall and earthquake...

    (02:59)
  • Angkor Wat: Magic Stone show

    Angkor Wat: Magic Stone

    Laterite, a ‘magic stone,’ was massively important in the construction of Angkor Wat, plus, we uncover the difficulties...

    (03:00)
  • Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained show

    Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained

    Find out why the gigantic moat surrounding Angkor Wat was so important in the construction of this ancient megastructure,...

    (03:00)
  • Angkor Wat: City On Water show

    Angkor Wat: City On Water

    Explore Angkor Wat – one of the most impressive engineering projects ever undertaken, not just for its size, but because it...

    (03:00)
  • Wren’s Best Building show

    Wren’s Best Building

    What was Sir Christopher Wren’s best building? Find out what building trumps St. Paul’s Cathedral as his major...

    (01:19)
  • Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral show

    Wren and St Paul’s Cathedral

    How does St. Paul’s Cathedral compare with other cathedrals around the world? Architect Alistair Lenczner from Foster &...

    (03:08)
  • Reassuringly Expensive show

    Reassuringly Expensive

    Our daring rigger Sean Riley burrows into the bowels of a 767 jet – and learns why aircraft engineers are very careful to...

    (02:44)