The Best Episodes of Extreme Engineering

Each episode of Extreme Engineering discussed some major construction project, some of them are projects that have already been completed like Honk Kong's airport. Others talked abount projects that are currently under construction like Tuneling Under the Alps. And some episodes talked about more futuristic projects that may never be done like the Transatlantic Tunnel. Most episodes finished by examining some sort of disaster scenario which could threaten or ruin the project that was being examined.

Subways in America

#1 - Subways in America

Season 1 - Episode 2

This episode explores the current New York City subway and the plans for renovation. Also the World Trade Center Station post 9/11 and its hasty repair.

star 7.90
20 votes
Directors: Courtney Hayes
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Transatlantic Tunnel

#2 - Transatlantic Tunnel

Season 1 - Episode 3

The concept of building a tunnel across the Atlantic Ocean is talked about. It talks about the problems involved, and how it might someday be possible. At the end it examines the concept of a submarine hitting the tunnel, and how hopefully this wouldn't ruin it.

star 7.40
10 votes
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City in a Pyramid

#3 - City in a Pyramid

Season 1 - Episode 4

This episode features Shimizu's Pyramid City, which would include dozens of 100-story skyscrapers with more than a million workers as part of a giant pyramid on the sea to provide more living space in Japan. Concepts such as construction robots, electricity issues, and building materials are examined. The pyramid could withstand a tidal wave, and perhaps protect the city as well.

star 7.33
9 votes
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Tokyo's Sky City

#4 - Tokyo's Sky City

Season 1 - Episode 1

It examines the concept of constructing a giant tower in Japan that wouldn't be a just a building, but a public city in the sky. At the end it talks about what a fire in the building would be like and how the fire department would handle it.

star 7.31
23 votes
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