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Building an eight lane freeway under the city of Boston.

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Building an eight lane freeway under the city of Boston.

In the Persian Gulf, the world's largest artificial islands are being constructed in the shape of the earth's continents. This ambitious engineering feat is part of a plan to transform Dubai into one of the world's premiere tourist destinations

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In the Persian Gulf, the world's largest artificial islands are being constructed in the shape of the earth's continents. This ambitious engineering feat is part of a plan to transform Dubai into one of the world's premiere tourist destinations

The Finnish construction of cruise liner Freedom of the Seas, which was launched in 2006 and, at 18 storeys in height and a quarter of a mile in length, is the largest in the world. As cameras show the many features such as the surf park and ice rink, experts investigate whether at 160,000 tonnes this is the maximum size ocean-going technology will reach before having too great a mass to float

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The Finnish construction of cruise liner Freedom of the Seas, which was launched in 2006 and, at 18 storeys in height and a quarter of a mile in length, is the largest in the world. As cameras show the many features such as the surf park and ice rink, experts investigate whether at 160,000 tonnes this is the maximum size ocean-going technology will reach before having too great a mass to float

Documentary looking at the design, structure and features of the North Sea Wall, a massive coastal defence system built along Holland's coastline

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Documentary looking at the design, structure and features of the North Sea Wall, a massive coastal defence system built along Holland's coastline

Michael makes a remarkable visit to Göreme, where the rocks have been carved to form homes and some of the most remarkable churches of the early Christian era. Leaving the Cappodocia region by balloon, he sails east towards the borders of the New Europe, which if Turkey were to join the European Union would include Iran, Iraq and Syria

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Michael makes a remarkable visit to Göreme, where the rocks have been carved to form homes and some of the most remarkable churches of the early Christian era. Leaving the Cappodocia region by balloon, he sails east towards the borders of the New Europe, which if Turkey were to join the European Union would include Iran, Iraq and Syria

Michael travels from Transdniester, a breakaway state from the Republic of Moldova, to the Vaser Valley in Romania, where he joins 80 lumberjacks as they board a wood-fired steam train. He finally ends up at Bran Castle in Transylvania, the ancestral home of Vlad the Impaler and alleged home of Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Michael travels from Transdniester, a breakaway state from the Republic of Moldova, to the Vaser Valley in Romania, where he joins 80 lumberjacks as they board a wood-fired steam train. He finally ends up at Bran Castle in Transylvania, the ancestral home of Vlad the Impaler and alleged home of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Augustus Northmore Welby Pugin is far from being a household name, yet he designed the iconic clock tower of Big Ben as well as much of the Palace of Westminster.

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Augustus Northmore Welby Pugin is far from being a household name, yet he designed the iconic clock tower of Big Ben as well as much of the Palace of Westminster.

A BBC Television documentary film which tells the story of the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza through the commentary of the fictional builder Nakht.

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A BBC Television documentary film which tells the story of the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza through the commentary of the fictional builder Nakht.

Why is the tallest building on earth less than half a mile high? Why don't we have mountains as tall as those on Mars?

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Why is the tallest building on earth less than half a mile high? Why don't we have mountains as tall as those on Mars?

At a time when most ships were built to traditional designs in wood, and powered by sail, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s colossal ship, the Great Eastern, was almost 700 feet long and built of iron. His vision was that it should carry 4,000 passengers, in magnificent style, as far as the Antipodes - without needing to refuel.

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At a time when most ships were built to traditional designs in wood, and powered by sail, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s colossal ship, the Great Eastern, was almost 700 feet long and built of iron. His vision was that it should carry 4,000 passengers, in magnificent style, as far as the Antipodes - without needing to refuel.

In 1869, John Roebling won the contract to build the largest bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It was to stretch 1,600 feet, in one giant leap, across the wide and turbulent East River that separates New York from Brooklyn.

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In 1869, John Roebling won the contract to build the largest bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. It was to stretch 1,600 feet, in one giant leap, across the wide and turbulent East River that separates New York from Brooklyn.

In 1800 Robert Stevenson set about building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off the east of Scotland.

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In 1800 Robert Stevenson set about building a lighthouse on the deadly Bell Rock reef off the east of Scotland.

Dan Cruickshank explores the mysteries and secrets of the bridges that have made London what it is. He uncovers stories of bronze-age relics emerging from the Vauxhall shore, of why London Bridge was falling down.

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Dan Cruickshank explores the mysteries and secrets of the bridges that have made London what it is. He uncovers stories of bronze-age relics emerging from the Vauxhall shore, of why London Bridge was falling down.

How an exceptional generation of British architects, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, conquered the globe with their high-tech vision.

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How an exceptional generation of British architects, led by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, conquered the globe with their high-tech vision.

This episode focuses on the 1980s, when modern architecture was deeply unpopular and under attack from the Prince of Wales. The architects reveal the dramatic stories behind some of their most famous creations, including Rogers\'s Lloyd\'s of London building and Foster\'s Stansted Airport.

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This episode focuses on the 1980s, when modern architecture was deeply unpopular and under attack from the Prince of Wales. The architects reveal the dramatic stories behind some of their most famous creations, including Rogers\'s Lloyd\'s of London building and Foster\'s Stansted Airport.

From the late 90s onwards, iconic landmarks were created across Britain and the world.

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From the late 90s onwards, iconic landmarks were created across Britain and the world.

The most iconic of the royal tombs however was built as the tomb for Khufu. Located at Giza, the Great Pyramid is the last of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’ that still survives. Although built to be the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, his actual tomb was never found.

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The most iconic of the royal tombs however was built as the tomb for Khufu. Located at Giza, the Great Pyramid is the last of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’ that still survives. Although built to be the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, his actual tomb was never found.

Dyckhoff explores how the design of our homes works secretly to influence our behaviour. Light, room size, layout, proportion and materials all have measurable effects on our lives. So why do we accept the smallest windows and the smallest room sizes in Europe? And what can we do about it?

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Dyckhoff explores how the design of our homes works secretly to influence our behaviour. Light, room size, layout, proportion and materials all have measurable effects on our lives. So why do we accept the smallest windows and the smallest room sizes in Europe? And what can we do about it?

Our workplace - from schools to offices and factories - should inspire us, motivate us and bring out the best of our abilities. But are these spaces doing just the opposite?

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Our workplace - from schools to offices and factories - should inspire us, motivate us and bring out the best of our abilities. But are these spaces doing just the opposite?

Tom Dyckhoff looks at how we're affected by the design of buildings we visit in our leisure time. He argues that architects are now designing buildings that are all about spectacle and cheap thrills (however expensive to build), and have forgotten the true purpose of 'play': to bring people together for a communal experience.

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Tom Dyckhoff looks at how we're affected by the design of buildings we visit in our leisure time. He argues that architects are now designing buildings that are all about spectacle and cheap thrills (however expensive to build), and have forgotten the true purpose of 'play': to bring people together for a communal experience.

The story of The Shard - the colossal glass skyscraper that has transformed London's skyline.

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The story of The Shard - the colossal glass skyscraper that has transformed London's skyline.