Browsing Archive: November, 2010

The Science of Concrete

Posted by shewe on Friday, November 26, 2010, In : NAT-GEO: Megastructures 


Production: National Geography

Language: English

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    It is the most widely used building material on Earth. It was a building block of the Roman Empire, and is a material of choice for a new generation of gravity-defying skyscrapers. This show breaks open the unique history of concrete, a material too often taken for granted.
NGC brings you face to face with one of the world's most widely used building materials. From its early beginnings at the Pantheon in Rome to the wo...
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The Science of Steel

Posted by shewe on Friday, November 26, 2010, In : NAT-GEO: Megastructures 


Production: National Geography

Language: English

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    Steel is one of the strongest materials on earth. It has altered civilisations and changed the course of history. From the soaring skylines in a vast metropolis to dinner tables across the world and razor sharp tools responsible for medical miracles: steel has helped sculpt life as we know it. Come face to face with this alloy's marvellous simplicity and the grand and innovative structures it has given birth to, such as...
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The Worlds Tallest Hotel

Posted by shewe on Friday, November 26, 2010, In : NAT-GEO: Megastructures 


Production: National Geography

Language: English

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        Measuring more than 320 metres high and stretching higher than the Eiffel Tower, Dubai's Burj Al Arab is an architectural icon for the 21st Century. Rising out of the sea like a proud ship at sail, the Burj pushes the boundaries of engineering to the limit. How does a bold young design team that has never built anything taller than 16 stories tackle building the tallest and most luxurious hotel in the world? To sta...
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