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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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