Extreme Engineering

Extreme Engineering

Collection Two

DVD - 2009
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Television show about feats of extreme engineering and the building of structures around the world.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Discovery Channel Video, c2009
ISBN: 9786312794967
Branch Call Number: 624 EXT
Characteristics: 2 dvds (348 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Stone, Olympia
Frumkin, Peter


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Jan 06, 2016

This is a 2009 documentary about the almost impossible engineering projects produced for the Discovery Channel.
Bridging the Bering Strait is a fantastic yet impossible project, but some people are eager to make it true.
Tokyo's sky city is an entire city built within a soring pyramid in Tokyo Bay.
The plan consists of a building 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) tall and 400 m (1,312 ft) wide at the base, and a total floor area of 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi).
The design, proposed in 1989 by Takenaka Corporation, would house between 35,000 and 36,000 full-time residents, as well as 100,000 workers.
It comprises 14 concave dish-shaped "Space Plateaus" stacked one upon the other.
The interior of the plateaus would contain greenspace, and on the edges, on the sides of the building, would be the apartments.
Also included in the building would be offices, commercial facilities, schools, theatres, and other modern amenities.
A transatlantic tunnel is a theoretical tunnel that would span the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe possibly for such purposes as mass transit.
Some proposals envision technologically advanced trains reaching speeds of 500 to 8,000 kilometres per hour (310 to 4,970 mph).
Most conceptions of the tunnel envision it between the United States and the United Kingdom or more specifically between New York City and London.
Advantages compared to air travel could be increased speed, and use of electricity instead of scarce oil based fuel, considering a future time long after peak oil.
The main barriers to constructing such a tunnel are cost with estimates of between Cost: $88 billion – $175 billion as well as the limits of current materials science.
Each got-to-see-it-to-believe episode takes you to every coner of the world and features jaw-dropping computer animation, breathing life into these fantastic, nearly impossible mega-projects.

Jan 02, 2016

The VPL would be extremely helpful if they would transcribe the details of the engineering projects in collection 2, which are printed on the DVD box published by the Discovery Channel. This would enable patrons to see if the collection contains episodes they have not yet seen.

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