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Build it Bigger

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Sunday 9:00 PM on The Science Channel Premiered Feb 19, 2006 In Season

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  • Turkey's Mammoth Hydropowdered Deriner Dam

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    S 5 : Ep 8 - 9/17/11

    In Turkey Danny joins crews as they build the Deriner Dam, one of the tallest and strongest dams ever constructed, designed to hold back 500 billion gallons of water. When complete it will create enough energy to power the city of Istanbul forever.moreless
  • Building Mumbai's Modern Airport

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    S 5 : Ep 7 -

  • Amsterdam's Futuristic Floating City

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    S 5 : Ep 6 - 6/21/11

  • Constructing Serbia's Largest Bridge

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    S 5 : Ep 5 - 6/14/11

  • London's Olympic Aquatic Stadium

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    S 5 : Ep 4 - 4/29/11

  • Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 4/22/11

  • Drought-Proofing Australia

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 4/15/11

    Danny visits a new desalinization plant being constructed near Melbourne. Multiple steps are taken to minimize the environmental impact of the new plant. Danny visits the water intake tunnel, which is being built extra large in order to minimize the suction enough that fish can swim away from the intake. He then helps install a giant roof panel on a building. When completed, the buildings will be covered with native vegetation in order to blend into the environment. Later, he watches the painstaking installation of a 72 ton reverse osmosis filtration unit. Following that, Danny helps with the installation of a 50 mile underground power line that will connect the new desalinization plant to a power station in Melbourne. In the final segment of the program, Danny observes a tunnel boring machine digging a section of the pipeline between the plant and the city.moreless
  • Rebuilding New York City's Subway

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 4/8/11

    Danny takes us to New York City, where the largest public works project in the country is happening: a $15 billion expansion of the NYC transit system. He heads 150 feet underground to find out what can be done without shutting down the city above.moreless
  • Port of Rotterdam

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    S 4 : Ep 10 - 7/1/10

    Danny Forster goes behind the scenes at the Port of Rotterdam, where crews are in the middle of the largest Earth-moving project in history - all to triple the port's capacity, and help it serve the biggest ships on the planet.moreless
  • Abu Dhabi's Central Market

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    S 4 : Ep 9 - 6/17/10

    Abu Dhabi's $15 billion Central Market will be a new cultural hub for an emerging world destination, complete with offices, parks, luxurious shops, and hotels - and all centered around the world's tallest residential tower, over 1250 feet high.moreless
  • Gotthard Base Tunnel

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    S 4 : Ep 8 - 5/27/10

    The Swiss government is spending 18 billion dollars to create the Gotthard Base Tunnel - the longest tunnel in the world, getting people and goods through the Alps up to 3 times faster and ultimately changing European transit forever.moreless
  • San Franscisco Bay Bridge

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    S 4 : Ep 7 - 5/20/10

    The most expensive public works project ever in California, crews are racing to earthquake-proof the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge before the next Big One.
  • Melbourne Stadium

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 5/13/10

    Melbourne, Australia is building one of the most innovative stadiums ever built. With its unprecedented geodesic roof and advanced cladding, it will be the ultimate fan experience, and an icon for a city known as the sporting capital of the world.moreless
  • South African Gold Mine

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    S 4 : Ep 5 -

    Already the deepest place on Earth, South Africa's Mponeng gold mine is setting new depth records daily, to reach a $10 billion reef. Nearly 3 miles down, workers brave 150-degree temperatures and frequent earthquakes, to save the country's economy.moreless
  • Kuwait Tower

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    S 4 : Ep 4 -

    Kuwait is building the world's tallest twisting structure, the Al Hamra tower. Clad in over 2000 tons of limestone, and capped by a 17-story open restaurant with views of the Persian Gulf, this incredible building is the perfect desert skyscraper.moreless
  • New Orleans Surge Barrier

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    S 4 : Ep 3 -

    In an attempt to save the city from another disaster, New Orleans is building the world's strongest hurricane protection system, including the largest storm surge barrier ever built and radical hurricane resistant homes.moreless
  • Rio de Janeiro's Power Island Project

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    S 4 : Ep 2 -

    Brazil is building one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the world, tunneling through 7 mountains and building 2 dams, all to create enough power to keep Rio de Janeiro from going dark during the upcoming Olympics and World Cup.moreless
  • Singapore Sky Park

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 4/8/10

    Singapore is doing something that's never been done before. Host Danny Forster explores Singapore's bold plan to build the first ever Skypark. Best described as a modern version of the hanging gardens of Babylon, the Skypark will span the top of 3 soaring skyscrapers, hanging above the ground at 650 feet.moreless
  • City Center, Las Vegas

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 11/28/09

    Danny visits CityCenter, a mega-resort erected in Las Vegas that aims to improve the city's image.
  • NASA

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 6/1/09

  • Abu Dhabi

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 5/25/09

  • Peru Dam & Tunnel

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 5/18/09

    One of the deepest tunnels ever attempted will break through the Andes to bring water to drought-ridden farms in western Peru. Join host Danny Forster as he visits remote Olmos to learn how this project will dramatically impact this country's future.moreless
  • Panama Canal

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 5/11/09

    Danny checks out one of the biggest earthmoving efforts, the expansion of of the Panama Canal.
  • Navy Amphibious Warship

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 5/4/09

    Danny investigates the building of the LPD17. Used to transport troops, helicopters, hovercrafts, and other large items, the LPD17 is a massive amphibious Navy vessel.
  • Hong Kong Bridge

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 5/4/09

  • Dallas Cowboys Stadium

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 4/20/09

    Danny checks in on the construction at the new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys and takes a look behind the scenes at this giant and expensive new building.
  • Deepest Tunnel

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 10/10/07

    Danny travels to Istanbul, Turkey, to help with a tunnel under water.
  • Mountain of Steel

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 10/3/07

    Danny heads to Galicia, Spain, to help build the half billion dollar cultural center on a hill that overlooks a medieval city. He helps build six different buildings in the complex.
  • Turbocharged Boats

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 9/26/07

    Danny travels to Florida to help rebuild one of the circuit racing boats. He must help them finish with in two weeks, if they want to get it done before the next race.moreless
  • High-Risk Tower

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 9/19/07

    Danny travel to Chicago to help build Donald Trump's new tower. Danny will help build the 30th floor of this skyscraper.
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