The longest tunnel in the world – the Gotthard Base Tunnel
The US Navy’s biggest Submarine – the USS Pennsylvania
The world’s biggest cargo aircraft – the Antonov 124
The world’s deepest Oil Platform – the Perdido Spar
The world's largest observation wheel – the Singapore Flyer
The biggest space habitat – the International Space Station
The largest hydroelectric dam – China's Three Gorges Dam
The world’s biggest cruise ship – Independence of the Seas
The world’s largest spanning dome – Japan's Oita Stadium
The biggest ever telescope – the Large Binocular Telescope
Episode 5 - Ferris Wheel
This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world’s largest observation wheel – the Singapore Flyer – to be built. The Singapore Flyer is tallest observation wheel on Earth, rising 165 metres into the sky. It can whisk 1,260 passengers around hourly to see a stunning 45 km panorama of three different countries below. This film explores how the Singapore Flyer was made possible through a series of five engineering breakthroughs. The film explores five landmark observation wheels – including the original Ferris Wheel and London Eye - that each feature a major technological innovation that contributed to the construction of the Singapore Flyer. Using high-end computer generated imagery that makes up 50% of the film, this film reveals the incredible stories behind these structures and the inventions that have driven them higher. Five ingenious leaps forward that enabled the observation wheel to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World’s BIGGEST."
for NGCI, Five, Discovery Science Channel
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