Strip The City

2017
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S2 Ep8 - Los Angeles Earthquake City

Expired 3.0 4 x
Los Angeles Earthquake City - This episode uses stunning CGI animation to strip the world’s most extreme earthquake-prone city - Los Angeles - naked of its steel, concrete, ocean and rock - layer by layer - to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it standing in a killer quake. The city’s leading surveyors and geologists reveal the secrets that keep LA’s skyscrapers standing, protect its roads and aqueducts and prepare its residents for ‘the Big One’. (From the UK) (Docume...
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S2 Ep6 - Paris Cavern City

Expired 3.0 9 x
Paris Cavern City - Beneath the streets of Paris lies a parallel universe - a maze of tunnels and ancient quarries stretching for over 290 kilometres. These quarries provide the building blocks for the city, but now they threaten it with collapse. CGI animation strips away Paris’s most famous icons to reveal their secret inner workings and the ingenious technology that allowed engineers to build the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. We peel back the boulevards to reveal the threat that lies just 20 ...
Episodes 2016
47:40

S2 Ep5 - New Orleans Hurricane City

Expired 3.0 10 x
New Orleans Hurricane City - New Orleans is standing on the edge of disaster. Built along the banks of the mighty Mississippi this vibrant city of culture and jazz is completely surrounded by water. Loosing land fast to the Gulf of Mexico, sitting on unstable silty mud, it is also directly in the firing line of hurricanes every year. This documentary takes apart a hurricane, looks beneath the city?s great superdome to see how it can survive 1000 mph winds, we reveal how its skyscrapers stop the...
46:54

S2 Ep4 - Tokyo Megaquake City

Expired 3.0 15 x
Tokyo Megaquake City - Tokyo is under attack from the Earth's most devastating forces with the threat of tsunamis from the East, mega-quakes emanating from miles below and an active volcano - Mount Fuji - to the West. How does the city's buildings and infrastructure survive the onslaught of a destructive mega-quake? This documentary looks beneath the city's skin to discover the engineering wonders and geological forces that make it possible. Stunning CGI animation peels back the glass off its s...
46:28

S2 Ep3 - Chicago Swamp City

Expired 3.0 6 x
Chicago: Swamp City - Chicago is a city of intense temperatures. This sprawling metropolis sits on a flat landscape carved out by ancient glaciers. But these plains also create deadly heat waves. As summer temperatures rocket to an unbearable 43 degrees Celcius, the buildings come close to meltdown. How do the city's skyscrapers survive this extreme environment? This documentary looks beneath the city's skin to discover giant central cooling system, to it's super modern fireboats. Stunning CGI ...
46:26

S2 Ep2 - New York Superstorm City

Expired 3.0 9 x
New York Superstorm City - This series uses stunning CGI animation and expedition-driven actuality to strip major cities naked of their steel, concrete, air, ocean and bedrock - layer by layer, act by act - to explore their hidden infrastructure and solve key mysteries surrounding their origins, geology, archaeology, industry, weather and engineering. (From the UK) (Documentary) (class tba) CC
46:57

S2 Ep1 - Venice Sinking City

Expired 3.0 19 x
Venice: Sinking City - This series uses stunning CGI animation and expedition-driven actuality to strip major cities naked of their steel, concrete, air, ocean and bedrock - layer by layer, act by act - to explore their hidden infrastructure and solve key mysteries surrounding their origins, geology, archaeology, industry, weather and engineering. (From the UK) (Documentary) (class tba) CC
Episodes 2015

Mon 23 Nov, season 1 episode 4

3.0 25 x
Perched on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a concrete jungle of towering skyscrapers. How did this metropolis become the largest city in Canada?

Mon 16 Nov, season 1 episode 2

3.0 68 x
San Francisco sits on one of the world's most infamous earthquake hotspots. How do the city's buildings and infrastructure survive the destructive earthquake?
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S2 Ep7 - Inca Empire Landslide City

Expired 3.0 45 x
Inca Empire Landslide City - This episode uses stunning CGI animation to strip the ancient city of Machu Picchu naked of its stonework - block by block - to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that enabled it to be built. Perched on slopes 3,300 metres up in the Andes, Machu Picchu was home to over 1000 people. Built as a royal retreat for the emperor it took a thousand stonemasons almost a hundred years to complete. Constantly under threat from earthquakes, landslides and floods h...
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