Super Structures of the World

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  • Season 1
    • Cheyenne Mountain
      Cheyenne Mountain
      Episode 13
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      NORAD: Cheyenne Mountain is an incredible 4.5 acre compound center that monitors the skies for unidentified aircraft, missile launches, space objects, and even falling space debris.
    • Gold Mind in the Clouds
      At 14,000 feet, in the remote jungles of New Guinea is the largest gold and copper deposit in the world. Getting to that deposit and building a profitable mine was one of the biggest engineering challenges ever.
    • Snowy River
      Episode 11
      9/8/98
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      This edition features the Snowy River Dam in New South Wales, Australia.
    • Skyscrapers
      Episode 10
      9/8/98
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      These are the icons of success, symbols of power, ambition, and technological prowess. Malaysia's Petronas Twin Towers and Chicago's Sears Tower are the focus in this fascinating survey of the history of this marvel of engineering.
    • Panama Canal
      Episode 9
      4/14/00
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      Deep in the jungles of Central America, man has battled nature to build an engineering marvel. Its epic story continues to astonish us! Its dimensions defy imagination! It’s price...thousands of lives. It’s the crossroads of the world’s economy.
    • Hibernia
      Episode 8
      4/14/00
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      The Hibernia platform stands 224 meters high, which is half the height of New York's Empire State Building and 33 meters taller than the Calgary Tower.
    • 4/14/00
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      NORAD: Cheyenne Mountain is an incredible 4.5 acre compound center that monitors the skies for unidentified aircraft, missile launches, space objects, and even falling space debris.
    • 4/14/00
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      London Underground, a system of rail lines, is still growing through the present day with the latest line expected to carry an incredible 30,000 people per hour in each direction!
    • The Kansai International Airport is just that - and island built to provide the space for an airport, and the only man-made structure other than the Great Wall of China visible from space.
    • 4/14/00
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      International Space Station is one of the largest projects ever conceived and will take 45 space missions to provide the materials necessary to build the station.
    • Grassburg Mine
      Episode 3
      4/14/00
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      At 14,000 feet, in the remote jungles of New Guinea is the largest gold and copper deposit in the world. Getting to that deposit and building a profitable mine was one of the biggest engineering challenges ever.
    • Seawolf
      Episode 2
      9/8/98
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      Seawolf provides a fascinating insider's look at one of the world's most remarkable structures. Called "the most complex military machine of the 20th Century," the $2.3 billion Seawolf submarine is a prototype for the U.S. Navy's undersea future.
    • Eurotunnel
      Episode 1
      9/8/98
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      Eurotunnel paints a vivid and exciting portrait of human ingenuity and the unflagging nature of mankind's pioneering spirit. Join the 1,300 workers in their 6-year effort to complete an almost unimaginable technological feat - the 3.5-mile Euro tunnel.
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