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Megastructures, China's Smart Tower
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written by National Geographic; produced by Javashree Panjabi, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2010), 59 mins
One of the first smart towers of its kind, the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China, is an eco-friendly skyscraper that harnesses energy from the wind and the sun.
written by National Geographic; produced by Javashree Panjabi, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2010), 59 mins
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Megastructures, China's Ultimate Port
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written by National Geographic; produced by Steven R. Talley, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2007), 55 mins
Chinese engineers embark on an ambitious project to build the Yangshan Port, one of the largest deepwater ports in the world.
written by National Geographic; produced by Steven R. Talley, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2007), 55 mins
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Man Made Marvels, 105, Korean Express
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written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 105 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2007), 1 hour 1 mins
South Korea's rugged terrain has acted as a long-standing barrier to the country's economic development. With the KTX train, engineers look to build a state-of-the-art high-speed rail, one that will connect South Korea's two largest cities, Seoul and Busan.
written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 105 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2007), 1 hour 1 mins
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Man Made Marvels, 104, Taipei 101
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written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 104 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2006), 58 mins
The tallest skyscraper up until 2010, Taipei 101 represents an impressive feat in modern construction. It is the only megastructure capable of withstanding the forces brought on by both earthquakes and typhoons.
written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 104 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2006), 58 mins
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Man Made Marvels, 201, Sydney Opera House
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produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 201 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2008), 56 mins
A look into the design of the Sydney Opera House, one of Australia's iconic landmarks. The building's complex structure challenged the boundaries of contemporary architecture and engineering.
produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 201 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2008), 56 mins
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Megastructures, Shanghai Super Tower
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written by National Geographic; produced by Steven R. Talley, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2007), 50 mins
The tallest skyscraper in Mainland China, the Shanghai World Financial Center is designed to withstand earthquakes, typhoons, and aerial attacks similar to those of September 11, 2001.
written by National Geographic; produced by Steven R. Talley, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2007), 50 mins
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Megastructures, Singapore's Vegas
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written by National Geographic; produced by John Hyde and Jocelyn Little, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2010), 51 mins
A look into the Marina Bay Sands, a complex series of three buildings adjoined by a large skypark. Engineers and architects must overcome the design challenges brought on by the unstable marine clay in the seabed.
written by National Geographic; produced by John Hyde and Jocelyn Little, in Megastructures (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2010), 51 mins
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Man Made Marvels, 101, Taiwan's Hsuehshan Tunnel
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written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 101 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2006), 49 mins
Engineers in Taiwan embark on a challenging project to build a 13 km mountain tunnel. The tunnel, which will link the rural and urban economies of Taiwan, proves to be one of the most difficult to build.
written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 101 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2006), 49 mins
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Man Made Marvels, 203, Kuala Lumpur - Flood Control
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written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 203 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2008), 50 mins
Engineers in Kuala Lumpur are tasked with building a series of flood gates, canals, storage ponds, and a stormwater tunnel in an effort to alleviate the city's routine flooding.
written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 203 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2008), 50 mins
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Man Made Marvels, 204, Songdo Future city
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written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 204 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2008), 59 mins
South Korea looks to build a massive business district from scratch. Songdo City, which will act as a major hub for northeast Asia, is a project of staggering proportions that will test the limits of modern engineering.
written by Discovery Networks Asia; produced by Andrew Waterworth, in Man Made Marvels, 204 (New Zealand: NHNZ, 2008), 59 mins
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