Modern Marvels

Season 16 Episode 7

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2010 on The History Channel
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What does it take to turn twenty tons of steel into top-notch vehicles in less than a day? How does a pile of lumber become a million dollar home in a mere week? Every process, from beginning to end, is a unique and incredible adventure. From the fiery birth of high tech golf clubs to the cataclysmic end of old buildings... get ready to race from Start to Finish.moreless
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      • Start to Finish: Great Wall of China: Construction began in the 7th century BC and continued until the 10th century AD. The wall stretches for more than 4,000 miles and is among the world's greatest wonders.

      • Start to Finish: Demolition of Seattle's King Dome: Bringing down the dome's 25,000 ton roof took more than 4,000 pounds of dynamite and 21.6 miles of detonation cord.

      • Start to Finish: B2 Stealth Bomber: One of the most important steps in the application of a special paint that absorbs radar waves, allowing the plane to go undetected.

      • Start to Finish: Boston's Big Dig: It took 30 years and more than $14 billion to complete this underground transportation network – making it the most expensive highway project in US history.

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      • Narrator: What does it take to turn 20 tons of steel into finely crafted automobiles in less than a day? Or to transform an empty foundation to a new home in just 6 hours? Every process is a one of a kind journey, beginning to end. Form the fiery birth of high tech golf clubs to the cataclysmic end of an old building, get ready because we're going from Start to Finish, on Modern Marvels.

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