Build It Bigger

Architect Danny Forster takes you inside some of the most head-scratching builds in the world. Join Danny as he meets the men and women tackling the unique challenges of constructing the tallest buildings, the most effective military tanks, the largest luxury cruise ships, and the most extreme thrill rides. How do you build a 3,113-foot-long wooden roller coaster in winter temperatures of minus 40 degrees? Or get your workers safely to and from a worksite on a skyscraper that's 1,614 feet above street level? Or dig a water tunnel - along the San Adreas Fault and 1,000 feet below the earth's surface - without it collapsing on itself ... or flooding? Our intrepid host answers these puzzles and more. Don't miss the big stories behind these even bigger engineering marvels.

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High Risk Tower

Episode 6x10; Sep 18, 2007

Construction of Trump's Tower in Chicago

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
6x10: High Risk TowerSep 18, 2007
6x01: Coaster Build OffJul 10, 2007
5x08: Turkey's Mammoth Hydropower DamJul 9, 2011
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