The Best Episodes of Extreme Engineering

Subways in America

#1 - Subways in America 7.88

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.

Directors: Courtney Hayes
Transatlantic Tunnel

#2 - Transatlantic Tunnel 7.63

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.

City in a Pyramid

#3 - City in a Pyramid 7.43

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.

Tokyo's Sky City

#4 - Tokyo's Sky City 7.12

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.