Engineering Reborn

Engineering Reborn catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 8

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After the discovery of oil in the 1930s, the seas around Bahrain became damaged through increased shipping and spillages, and sea life was decimated. But engineers decided to change this. They bought an old 747, found a way to transport it to Bahrain, stripped it down and rendered it environmentally safe by cleaning it out...

Season 1, Episode 7

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In Hong Kong, an old WWII detention centre is transformed into a gleaming new university, while respecting the old buildings beneath. Engineering challenges included having to build a new structure on the side of a steep hill using rock bolts and deep piles, and then constructing the new building on stilts high above the h...

Season 1, Episode 6

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First constructed in the 1930s, the West Side Line - an elevated viaduct section of the New York Central Railroad, freighting goods to storage and construction companies in Manhattan - was abandoned in the 1980s. But since 2009, it's been totally revitalised, and grown into a modern icon of contemporary architecture. The r...

Season 1, Episode 5

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Seoullo 7017 was one of numerous Highway Overpasses built of reinforced concrete in the 1960s. Stretching over 1km, the bridge came to symbolise the polluted heart of an overpopulated city. Step forward, Dutch architects MVRDV took this crumbling liability and turned it into an elevated green park. By re-engineering this l...

Season 1, Episode 4

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Originally a fire station, the new Port Building is a stunning, gravity defying structure of concrete pillars, glass and 9000 tonnes of steel that appears to hover over the 19th century fire station. It has a borehole energy system that pumps water to a depth of 80 metres below ground to provide heating and cooling, making...

Season 1, Episode 3

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An old deserted dry dock is transformed into an astonishing new subterranean museum. To build it, engineers had to drain the entire ground around it and rebuild a new concrete base and wall. This had to be anchored deep into the rock by long piles driven over 40 metres down. The result is an atmospheric and extraordinary n...

Season 1, Episode 2

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In the golden age of the America railway, St Louis Rail Station was the biggest in the United States. But demand for trains fell and railway station fell into disrepair. But now, a team of engineers have found a way to re-engineer a huge part of the station into a state-of-the-art aquarium, home to 14,000 sea creatures in...

Season 1, Episode 1

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Bankside dominated the southern shore of the River Thames. After closing and falling into disrepair it was it was threatened with demolition for years, until Britain's National Gallery - The Tate - stepped in. In the 1960s TWA decided to build a new terminal at JFK as a statement of the jet age - designed with a giant conc...