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National Geographic - Megastructures - Diamond Diggers





Diamond Diggers

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On the edge of the Canadian Arctic, the frigid Ekati Diamond Mine is one of the most remote mines on earth. To work in this brutal sub-Arctic land, Ekati demands some of the world's fiercest digging tools: a DeMag 655 hydraulic shovel so powerful that it scoops the weight of 900 school buses every hour, a Cat 793C haul truck so strong that it can carry the weight of three dozen elephants in one trip and enough explosives to demolish 50,000 tons of frozen granite in a single day. Diamond Diggers explores the volcanic history and incredible discovery of the frozen Ekati Mine, the inner workings of its monster machines that move mountains of gem-studded earth, and the extreme conditions braved by workers to unearth nearly five million carats of diamonds each year.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Petronas Towers





Petronas Towers

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The 450-meter Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers on the planet, pushed the outer limits of construction technology and stand as a symbol of Malaysian pride and modernity. But building the towers was a construction challenge like no other, and the six-year endeavor turned out to be a high-risk project with a hugely ambitious schedule.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Brick





Brick

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One of civilisation's first building materials today continues to create structures that amaze. From driveways to fireplaces and chimneys, bricks are a part of daily life. But when thousands or millions of these simple blocks are stacked together, people have changed the course of history. See how a modern brick factory is able to churn out tens of thousands of bricks an hour while a traditional brick-maker uses centuries-old techniques to fire lumps of clay into rock-hard building materials. Then visit some of the greatest brick structures on the planet, from the awe-inspiring Great Wall of China to the legendary Markets of Trajan in Rome.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Steel





Steel

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Steel is one of the strongest materials on earth. It has altered civilisations and changed the course of history. From the soaring skylines in a vast metropolis to dinner tables across the world and razor sharp tools responsible for medical miracles: steel has helped sculpt life as we know it. Come face to face with this alloy's marvellous simplicity and the grand and innovative structures it has given birth to, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Berlin's Grand Central - Train Terminal





Berlin's Grand Central - Train Terminal

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Berlin's Grand Central will, literally and figuratively, reconnect East and West Germany, ushering in a new era of unification. Step into this megawork-in-progress as engineers race to complete Europe's largest train station before millions arrive for the World Cup football tournament. Can they pull off the last feat in time?

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National Geographic - Megastructures - The Channel Tunnel





The Channel Tunnel

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It's the most expensive railway tunnel ever built—a product of endless surveying, giant boring machines, and a massive gamble. The Channel Tunnel connecting England and France is now a huge success, but there was a time when it was the tunnel nobody wanted.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Power Tower





Power Tower

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Witness the Bahrain World Trade Centre. Two 50-storey glass ""sails"" rise over 240 metres into the sky along the shores of the Persian Gulf. This unique architectural marvel is powered in part by a revolutionary new means for a building this size - wind. This is the world's first large-scale integration of wind turbines into a skyscraper. Three massive turbines supply clean power to the buildings. Explore the science behind the concept and discover how engineers and construction crews tackle this audacious project. In an oil-rich region of the world, the team transforms the vision to reality and looks to the future, committed to a renewable energy source of mega proportions.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Bridge Breakdown





Bridge Breakdown

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A young demolition team must lower an historic bridge to recycle 25,000 tons of steel, concrete and rebar (steel bars used to reinforce concrete), all while testing their limits, fighting the elements and racing against a ticking clock.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Steam Drillers





Steam Drillers

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Journey around the globe in search of what is perhaps Earth's most available green energy: geothermal power. Visit Iceland, where an abundance of geothermal energy is helping Icelanders achieve an incredible 70 per cent green energy use overall. Explore the world's largest geothermal power complex in northern California, and hear from scientists and visionaries racing to help geothermal technology not just dig deeper into the Earth's hottest layers but also to try to expand the potential of geothermal power across the planet.

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« Odgovor #39 poslato: Avgust 31, 2009, 20:31:31 »
National Geographic - Megastructures - Beijing Water Cube





Beijing Water Cube

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In Beijing a building like no other has emerged. It is a bold experiment in architecture and a cutting-edge vision of construction eco-engineering. When Beijing hosts the 2008 Olympics the eyes of the world will be riveted on this building. Its official name is the National Aquatics Centre but in the world of mega-architecture it is reverently known as the Water Cube. It's a brilliant fantasia of steel and plastic – a honeycomb of 22,000 steel beams supporting pillows of high tech plastic inflated onto shimmering translucent bubbles. Go behind the scenes to learn more about the vision that saw the creation of a building destined to become one this century's leading architectural feats.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - World's Biggest Casino





World's Biggest Casino

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World's Largest Casino follows the construction of the world's biggest casino and its second biggest building. It's being sited in Macau, in Southern China, which is being groomed to be Asia's capital of gambling. The Venetian is to be built by the Sands Corporation of Las Vegas, and is to feature a giant hotel with 3000 suites, a 15,000 seat arena, a theatre, event halls, 350 shops along indoor canals hundreds of metres long, an outdoor lagoon for gondola rides, and above all, a huge casino floor the size of eight football pitches. We follow the reclamation of land between two islands for this project, and watch it fly up in record time due to special working methods being devised – from on-site factories, to having prefabricated parts trucked in from China. We see how the ambitious designs are brought to reality, despite the pressures and an environment that's very different from America, both in terms of climate and culture. We go in-depth into the amazing concern for detail in the outfitting and decoration which will turn a giant concrete conglomeration of structures into a place designed to entice people to stay as long as possible. Andwe meet the people responsible for putting the project together, and see how they co-operate to get the resort open on time. But will the public come to visit this US$2.4bn megastructure? There's no guarantee...

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Ultimate Skyscrapper NYC






Ultimate Skyscrapper NYC

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In the city that never sleeps, one architect's dream for a greener future has been realised. The One Bryant Park building in New York City is not only going to be the second tallest building in the city, but is set to be one of the most energy efficient skyscrapers in the world. Richard Cook and his team take on an exhilarating challenge to transform the modern approach to green technology. His vision to break new ground in the arena of environmentally conscious skyscrapers is a significant step forward in a city known for massive energy consumption. Follow the trials and triumphs of erecting a skyscraper whose blueprints might just map out a new design for our planet's future.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Ice Hotel






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The Ice Hotel Sweden is built from blocks of ice gathered from the Torne River, as well as bulldozers, chainsaws jackhammers.
The building process starts in mid-November when the snow guns start humming and large clouds of snow start to drift along the Torne River.The snow is sprayed on huge steel forms and allowed to freeze. After a couple of days, the forms are removed, leaving a maze of free-standing corridors of snow.In the corridors, dividing walls are built in order to create rooms and suites. Ice blocks, harvested at springtime from Torne River, are now being transported into the hotel where selected artists from all over the world start creating the art and design of the perishable material.

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Ultimate Oil Rigs





Ultimate Oil Rigs

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The world is desperate for oil and gas. But dwindling energy supplies are forcing oil rigs to drill in some of the harshest environments on the globe. It takes a megastructure oil rig, like the Noble Piet, to withstand the fury of nature and keep on drilling. Follow a skilled team of roughnecks as they battle the elements of the North Sea in pursuit of an untapped reservoir of natural gas worth 350 million dollars. But there's a shortage of oil rigs like the Noble Piet. So the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore is designing and building an impressive cluster of 23 rigs at once. Can this shipyard build rigs fast enough to keep up with exploding demand and which will be tough enough to endure the punishment of drilling in the open sea?

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National Geographic - Megastructures - Sinking An Aircraft Carrier





Sinking An Aircraft Carrier

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This programme follows a specialist demolition team as it attempts to sink the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier in a bid to create the largest artificial reef in the world. Battling through thick steel plating and hazardous waste, the divers, marine architect experts, demolition teams, engineering units and local authorities discover the secret of sinking such a huge vessel and, in the process, write a new chapter in marine demolition.

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