The Perdido Oil Platform is one of the most advanced feats in modern engineering, producing 100,000 barrels of oil each day. This mammoth structure is as tall as the Eiffel tower and manages to stay afloat in some of the deepest waters in the world.
The US Navy is the largest sea force on the planet and their new, ground-breaking Littoral Combat Ships are the fastest combat ships in its fleet. Built for speed, these innovative warships can travel at over 40 knots per hour in shallow water.
What it took to build the world's tallest freestanding tower, the Tokyo Skytree. This record-breaking marvel faces some of the most deadly disasters on the planet, and must brave earthquakes and extremely high winds.
What it took to build the largest and most sophisticated radio telescope on the planet. The engineering colossus will help astronomers explore galaxies and planets billions of light years away, and might help discover extraterrestrial life.
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Premise: How mega buildings and cutting-edge ships, trains and planes were designed and built.