Big, Bigger, Biggest: Series 1

How did bridges evolve in size from tiny bamboo walkways spanning streams, to super long suspension bridges connecting islands? How did buildings surge in stature from ground hogging town houses to cloud busting skyscrapers? 'Big, Bigger, Biggest' reveals the inventions that enabled structures to grow in size and scale. Each episode unpicks the engineering evolution of a different iconic structure: 'Skyscraper' - the Burj Dubai Tower; 'Aircraft Carrier' - USS Nimitz; 'Bridge' - the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Japan; 'Airport' - Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. Rolling back the clock and winding down the scale, we reveal the seven inventions that allowed these structures to gradually grow supersize... and the seven historic buildings they first appeared in.

Year: 2008
Genre: Documentaries, General Docos, Architectures
Country: UK
Duration: 208 Minutes
Rating: G
Location in store: Documentary (Architectures)



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