Superstructures: Engineering Marvels

National Geographic
Superstructures: Engineering Marvels

Synopsis

This brand new series reveals the extraordinary feats of engineering hidden inside the world's most spectacular man-made constructions. From the world's biggest plane and largest free-spanning dome to the tallest building and the largest space ship, each superstructure is taken apart using state-of-the-art CGI and insight from world class specialists to reveal the startling innovations that turn it from dream to reality.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Monster Plane

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    This episode uncovers the innovations that enable the world's largest plane, the unique Antonov AN-255, to carry the world's heaviest air-freight.

  • Ultimate Cargo Ship

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    This episode uncovers how the giant cargo ship GPO Amethyst transports huge structures across the world by partially submerging underneath them.

  • Space Station

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    Hidden inside the International Space station, breath taking engineering triumphs make it the most innovative and expensive superstructure ever built.

  • Tallest Building

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    This episode reveals the incredible engineering behind the Burj Khalifa. At more than half a mile high, it's the tallest sky scraper ever built.

  • Biggest Dome

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    The engineering behind the Singapore National Stadium, the stadium that holds the record for the largest free-spanning dome in the world, is revealed.

  • Giant Car Plant

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    Germany's Wolfsburg car factory is the largest in the world. This episode uncovers the engineering and production innovations hidden inside it.