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Extreme Engineering is a documentary television series on the Discovery Channel which features futuristic and ongoing engineering projects. As of 2007, the show aired it's sixth season. The show is hosted by Danny Forster.[1] The show was renamed Build It Bigger in the US but in Europe it's still called extreme engineering. The program runs on the Discovery Channel. Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... For other uses, see Future (disambiguation). ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Danny Forster is the host of the Discovery Channel shows Extreme Engineering and Build It Bigger. ... Build It Bigger is a program on the Discovery Channel which follows the host and architect Danny Forster around the world to illustrate and demonstrate the value and importance of engineering as he participates in the construction process of large scale projects. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ...


Origins of the show

Engineering the Impossible was a pilot produced by Powderhouse Productions for the Discovery Channel that discussed incredible engineering projects. This program won the Beijing International Science Film Festival Silver Award, and earned Discovery's third highest Monday night rating for 2002. After the success of this program, Discovery commissioned the first season of Extreme Engineering. Like Engineering the Impossible, the first season of Extreme Engineering focused on extreme projects of the future. Season 2 (and all seasons since) featured projects already in construction around the world. Powderhouse Productions is an American television production company. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

WAGtv Ltd. produced 6 episodes for Discovery[citation needed] that were also broadcast in the US as part of the 4th season of Extreme Engineering. United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...

Episode List [2]

Engineering the Impossible

Gibraltar Tunnel is a planned rail tunnel that will link Africa and Europe. ... Freedom Ship is a concept for a floating city proposed by Norman Nixon of Freedom Ship International. ... Central and Wan Chai Reclamation is a project launched by the Hong Kong Government since the 1990s to reclaim land for different purposes. ...

Season 1: 2003

Episode name Premiere Project Status at production Current Status
Tokyo's Sky City 2003-04-13 Tokyo's Sky City proposed under construction
Subways In America 2003-04-15 East Side Access proposed under construction
Transatlantic Tunnel 2003-04-16 The Transatlantic Tunnel proposed
City in a Pyramid 2003-04-23 The Shimizu Mega-City Pyramid proposed
Bridging the Bering Strait 2003-04-30 The Bering Strait Bridge proposed
Tunneling Under the Alps 2003-05-07 Gotthard Base Tunnel Under Construction Under Construction
Building Hong Kong's Airport 2003-05-14 Hong Kong International Airport Completed Completed
Holland's Barriers to the Sea 2003-05-21 Maeslantkering and Oosterscheldekering storm surge barriers Completed Completed
Boston's Big Dig 2003-05-28 Boston's Big Dig under construction completed
Widening the Panama Canal 2003-06-04 Panama Canal expansion project under construction

For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Tokyos proposed Sky City 1000 Sky City 1000 is a possible future urban project aimed at helping put an end to major congestion and lack of green space in the Tokyo, Japan ward area. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... East Side Access is public works project being undertaken by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, designed to bring the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) into a new East Side station to be built along side and incorporated into Grand Central Terminal in New York City. ... A transatlantic tunnel is a theoretical tunnel which would span the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe and would carry mass transit of some type—trains are envisioned in most proposals. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Possible route of Intercontinental Peace Bridge across the Bering Strait. ... The new Gotthard Base Tunnel together with the Zimmerberg Base tunnel form the northern part of the Gotthard axis of the Alptransit project (yellow: major tunnels, red: existing main tracks, numbers: year of completion). ... Chek Lap Kok Airport Traditional Chinese: Simplified Chinese: Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG, ICAO: VHHH) is the main airport in Hong Kong. ... Maeslant Barrier closed during testing. ... The Oosterscheldekering (Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta works series of dams, designed to protect a large part of the Netherlands from flooding. ... For other projects of the same name, see Big Dig. ... Two Panamax running the Miraflores Locks The Panama Canal (Spanish: ) is a major ship canal that traverses the Isthmus of Panama in Central America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. ... Components of the project The Third Set of Locks Project is a megaproject that will expand the Panama Canal more so than any previous expansion since the Canals construction. ...

Season 2: 2004

9 episodes were produced for season 2. It is also the first season produced in HDTV.

Episode name Premiere Project Status at production Current Status
(201) Turning Torso (07/07/2004) Turning Torso Under construction Completed
(202) Venice Flood Gates (07/14/2004) Venice Tide Barrier Project (MOSE Project) under construction
(203) Container Ships (07/28/2004) Adrian Mærsk (Maersk Line) Completed (In service)
(204) Oakland Bay Bridge (08/04/2004) San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Under construction Under construction
(205) Iceland Tunnels (09/01/2004) Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Project Under construction
(206) Oil Rigs (09/25/2004) Jack up oil rigs in Louisiana
(207) Cooper River Bridge (10/05/2004) Cooper River Bridge Under construction Completed
(208) Millau Viaduct (11/15/2004) Millau Viaduct Under construction Completed
(209) Excavators (11/22/2004) Hull-Rust-Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine

HSB Turning Torso is a skyscraper in Malmö, Sweden on the Swedish side of the Oresund strait. ... MOSE Project is a project intented to protect the city of Venice, Italy, against the rise of sea level. ... Container ship in Istanbul Container ships are cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size containers, in a technique called containerization. ... Maersk Line is the trade name for the container-shipping operations of the Danish company A.P. Moller-Maersk. ... The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ( ; known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a toll bridge which spans San Francisco Bay and links the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco in the United States, as part of Interstate 80. ... Building site Building site The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Project involves damming two rivers in eastern Iceland (the Jökulsá í Fljótsdal - source to the famous Milky Lake of Lagarfljót, and the Jökulsá á Dal (aka Jókulsá á Bru)) to produce hydroelectricity to power a new aluminium smelting plant... The Cooper River Bridges entering Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Millau Viaduct (French: ) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. ... The Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine, in Hibbing, Minnesota, is the largest open pit iron mine in the world. ...

Season 3: 2005

WagTV produced 6 episodes that were acquired by Discovery for season 3.

Episode name Premiere Project Status at production Current Status
The Snøhvit Arctic Gas Processing Platform 2005-10-19 Snøhvit platform / MV Blue Marlin
The El Cajon Dam 2005-11-10 El Cajon Dam (Mexico)
Hong Kong's Cable Car 2005-12-02 (?) Ngong Ping 360 under construction completed
Woodrow Wilson Bridge 2005-12-09 (?) Woodrow Wilson Bridge under construction under construction
Gotthard Tunnel 2006-01-01 Gotthard Base Tunnel under construction under construction
Dubai's Ski Resort 2006-01-21 Ski Dubai under construction completed

Snøhvit is the name of a natural gas field in the Barents Sea, 140 km northwest of Hammerfest, Norway, with estimated recoverable reserves of 140 billion m³ of natural gas. ... MV Blue Marlin carrying USS Cole M/V Blue Marlin and her sister ship M/V Black Marlin comprise the Marlin class of semi-submersible heavy-lift ship. ... The logo of Ngong Ping 360 Ngong Ping 360 is a tourism project in Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, consists of the Ngong Ping Skyrail cable car system and Ngong Ping Village. ... Interstate 95 (District of Columbia) redirects here. ... The new Gotthard Base Tunnel together with the Zimmerberg Base tunnel form the northern part of the Gotthard axis of the Alptransit project (yellow: major tunnels, red: existing main tracks, numbers: year of completion). ... Ski Dubai seen from the Sheikh Zayed Road Ski Dubai is claimed to be one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, with 22,500-square metres of indoor ski area. ...

Season 4: 2006

Powderhouse Productions produced 6 episodes for season 4 with host Danny Forster. It currently airs under the Build It Bigger name on Discovery HD Theater Build It Bigger is a program on the Discovery Channel which follows the host and architect Danny Forster around the world to illustrate and demonstrate the value and importance of engineering as he participates in the construction process of large scale projects. ... Discovery HD Theater is a high definition network from Discovery Communications Inc. ...

Episode name Premiere Project Status at production Current Status
SuperStadium 2006-02-19 University of Phoenix Stadium under construction completed
MegaTunnel 2006-03-08 Storm Management And Road Tunnel (SMART) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under construction completed
Biggest Warship 2006-05-31 USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77) under construction Christened
Sakhalin Oil & Ice 2006-06-28 Sakhalin-II under construction
Big Easy Rebuild 2006-07-05 Reconstruction of New Orleans under construction under construction
Space Tower 2006-07-12 Madrid's Torre Espacio under construction Almost complete

| {{Infobox_Stadium | stadium_name = University of Phoenix Stadium | image = | address = 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305 | construction start = July 30, 2003 | opened = August 1, 2006 | owner = Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority | operator = Global Spectrum | surface = Tifway 419 Hybrid Bermuda Grass | construction_cost = $455 million | architect = Peter Eisenman|HOK Sport | former_names = Cardinals Stadium (August... The Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel or SMART Tunnel, is a storm drainage and road structure in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a major national project in the country. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... USS (CVN-77) is the tenth and last Nimitz class supercarrier of the United States Navy. ... Sakhalin Offshore Fields The Sakhalin II (Сахалин-2) project, like its sister project Sakhalin-I, is a consortium created to locate and produce oil and gas on Sakhalin Island and immediately offshore, in the Sea of Okhotsk, from two fields: Piltun-Astokhskoye and Lunskoye. ... The effect of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans was catastrophic due to failure of the flood protection that experts agree worldwide should have protected the city. ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Torre Espacio under construction (November 2006). ...

Season 5: 2006

Episode name Premiere Project Status at production Current Status
South Ferry Subway Station 2006-10-11 The New York City Subway's new South Ferry station Under construction
World's Biggest Arch Bridge 2006-10-18 Hoover Dam Bypass Under construction Under construction
JFK: JetBlue Terminal 2006-10-25 Reconstruction of John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5 Under construction Under construction
Stonecutters Bridge: Hong Kong 2006-11-01 Hong Kong's Stonecutters Bridge Under construction Under construction
California Academy of Sciences 2006-11-08 The rebuilding of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California Under construction Under construction
Hallandsås Ridge Tunnel: Sweden 2006-11-15 Sweden's Hallandsas railway tunnel Under construction Under construction

Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... South Ferry is the southern terminal of the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, carrying 1 service, which was supplemented by 9 service during rush hours until May 2005. ... Hoover Dam Bypass refers to the construction of the Mike OCallaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (proposed name) and connecting roads for a new route across the Colorado River for U.S. Highway 93. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... The TWA Flight Center Building - thin-shell structure by Eero Saarinen TWA Flight Center was the original name for the Eero Saarinen designed terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport for Trans World Airlines. ... Stonecutters Bridge (昂船洲大橋) is a high level cable-stayed bridge which connects Tsing Yi Island, landing on Container Terminal 9, and Stonecutters Island, landing on Container Terminal 8, over the Rambler Channel. ... The California Academy of Sciences is one of the ten largest natural history museums in the world. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The southern construction site, one of the two tunnel entrances can be seen in the background. ...

Season 6: 2007 [3]

Danny Forster is guiding you through the show that's named Build It Bigger in the USA. The program originally consist of 13 shows, but in this verson it has 7 and it's called extreme engineering. Danny Forster is the host of the Discovery Channel shows Extreme Engineering and Build It Bigger. ... Build It Bigger is a program on the Discovery Channel which follows the host and architect Danny Forster around the world to illustrate and demonstrate the value and importance of engineering as he participates in the construction process of large scale projects. ... Program or Programme may refer to: Computer program Radio programming Television program(me), Webcast Program (management) 12-step program Program (The Animatrix), a short film in The Animatrix series Event programme British tabloid form of comic book, called prog in short. ...

Episode name Premiere Project Status at production Current Status
Building a Destroyer 2007-10-16 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine Under Construction Under Construction
Freshwater Pipeline 2007-10-23 Freshwater pipeline to support Southern California. Watch a TBM at work. Under Construction Under Construction
Boot Camp 2007-10-30 With Excavators in Boston, Massachusetts.
World's Tallest Skyscraper 2007-11-06 Shanghai World Financial Centre Under Construction Under Construction
Battle Machines 2007-11-13 To see how a M1 Abrams tank beeing maintenanced in Fort Knox, Kentucky
Coaster Build Off 2007-11-20 Griffon a steel rollercoaster in Busch Gardens Europe and the Renegade in Valleyfair Under Construction Complete
2007-11-27 City of Culture of Galicia Under Construction Under Construction

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navys ships. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A tunnel boring machine that was used at Yucca Mountain. ... A tracked excavator by Daewoo. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Shanghai World Financial Center (or Shanghai WFC) is a skyscraper that has been intermittently under construction in Shanghai, China. ... The M1 Abrams is a military tank produced in the United States. ... This article is about United States Army post. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Griffon is a roller coaster, announced on August 23, 2006, at Busch Gardens Europe, located in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... Busch Gardens Europe is a theme park located in James City County, Virginia about 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Williamsburg. ... Renegade is a wood roller coaster under construction at Valleyfair! in Shakopee, Minnesota. ... Valleyfair is a 125 acre (0. ... City of Culture of Galicia (Cidade da Cultura de Galicia) is a complex architecural environment under construction in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. ...

See also

MegaStructures is a television program appearing on the National Geographic Channel and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom. ... The National Geographic Channel is a subscription television network that features documentaries produced by the National Geographic Society. ...

External links

  • Powderhouse Productions homepage
  • Discovery Channel page
  • Discovery Channel episode guide
  • Extreme Engineering at TV.com
  • Extreme Engineering at epguides.com
  • Woodrow Wilson Bridge Featured On Discovery Channel Tonight (Washington Post article)
  • WAGtv homepage
  • Symposium W.S.V Simon Stevin, student association of the Mechanical Engineering faculty of the Eindhoven University of Technology


  1. ^ Discovery Channel::Meet the Host (July 23, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  2. ^ Discovery Channel::Extreme Engineering (July 23, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-23.
  3. ^ Discovery Channel::Extreme Engineering (November 21, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-11-21.

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