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Articles - world's largest structures

                                part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5

Image: Indy Motor Speedway

Indy Motor Speedway

Spanning 559 acres and host to over 250,000 permanent seats, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest seated sporting arena in the world. The Speedway opened its gates in 1909 during the horse-and-buggy era. Now, it is one of the most technologically advanced racetracks on the globe.


Image: Boston's Big Dig

Boston's Big Dig

How do you build a state-of-the-art interstate highway system under one of the busiest cities in America? Get inside Boston's Big Dig, one of the largest, most complex and technologically ambitious engineering projects ever undertaken. Watch as one of America's oldest cities becomes one of the world's most modern.


Image: Ultimate Oil Rigs

Ultimate Oil Rigs

Dwindling energy supplies are persuading oil companies to drill in some of the harshest environments on the globe. Follow a skilled team of roughnecks on one of the most innovative rigs ever conceived as they battle the North Sea in pursuit of a natural gas reservoir worth hundreds of millions of dollars.


Image: North Sea Wall

North Sea Wall

The Netherlands boasts the most sophisticated flood defenses in the world. But rising sea levels threaten to breach its system of giant concrete and steel sea walls and retractable floodgates. In response, the Dutch are designing floating houses and roads, even whole cities. Can technology once again ensure their survival?


Image: Alcatraz

Alcatraz

The worst of the worst were sent hereómen like Al "Scarface" Capone, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, "The Birdman" Robert Stroud. For 29 years, Alcatraz was a ferocious battle between America's toughest prison and the brilliant criminal minds locked inside. We'll explore the design, construction and legendary escapes from The Rock.


Image: Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Seismic engineers say California's Golden Gate Bridge is vulnerable to a massive earthquake. In a $400-million retrofit, state-of-the-art isolation bearings and absorption devices are being installed, every rivet is being checked, half the steel replaced and the concrete towers re-clad. But it's a race against time.


 

 

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