Building Giants

Mondays from 16th April 2018

Episodes

Episode 1

Behind the scenes with the team building the world’s most advanced sports arena

Episode 2

An international team of engineers attempt to build a brand new metro line underneath Copenhagen

Episode 3

Building one of the largest and most advanced cruise ships in the world

Episode 4

A build taking over 140 years finally nears completion

Episode 5

Building the longest suspension bridge within the Arctic Circle

Episode 6

Engineers are building a vast sea barrier that will protect the Venetian lagoon from high tides and prevent the most severe floods

Episode 7

Building on a tiny plot of land in New York scarcely large enough to park a few cars

Super Tunnel

This episode follows an international team of engineers and construction workers as they attempt to build a brand new epic metro line underneath the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Called “Cityringen”, this ambitious project is the largest feat of engineering the city has seen for over four hundred years.

The programme follows the tunnelling project manager, Valerio Violo and his team as they race to tunnel between 17 brand new stations using four giant tunnel boring machines. They will excavate over nineteen miles of new train tunnels, lay 22 miles of track, dig through toxic earth and navigate their way under the capitals the busiest railway station – whilst it remains open!

Across town another team is busy finalising and testing the 39 new driverless trains that will run on the new line. Costing over £2.5 billion this giant Cityringen project will bring 90% of the city’s population within a 10-minute walk to a station and will help alleviate congestion on the roads.  

But building a project of this magnitude isn’t without its challenges; as we follow the team they face a flooding station as a giant tunnelling machine is about to break through into a new platform and fears are realised as work underneath the city’s busiest active railway station causes alarms to trigger.    

 

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