Megastructures takes an eye-popping look at some of the greatest structures and machines ever created. Get inside these superstructures, and uncover the cogs, gears, bells, and whistles that make them work. Go behind-the-scenes with National Geographic, and learn about all the stops and starts that went into creating these engineering triumphs and the seemingly simple construction materials that take them from idea to incredible.
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2 discs, 4 episodes; approximately 200 minutes total
Journey inside the world's most incredible structures and machines. Each episode of Megastructures takes a closer look at what it takes to engineer in the extreme.
Volume I: Episodes 1 & 2
Mega Plane Hop aboard a plane that redefines jumbo, the C5 Galaxy. This Mega Plane is almost as long as a football field and stretches six stories high. With a wingspan of 223 feet, and a cargo compartment as big as an eight–lane bowling alley, the C5 can move big things almost anywhere in a hurry.
Inside a Super Casino Go inside the creation of a world-class ''Super Casino'' as National Geographic follows the construction of the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, from the groundbreaking ceremony to the first guest pulling the lever of a brand-new slot machine.
Volume II: Episodes 3 & 4
Ekati Diamond Mine Travel to Canada's Northwest Territories where monster machines are moving mountains of gem-studded earth at the Ekati Diamond Mine. Here, in the brutal sub-Arctic, meet a trio of the world's most hardcore and mega mining machines.
Super Port Journey to the Netherlands for an inside look at Rotterdam's Super Port. As Europe's busiest port, its Harbor Control is put to the test by receiving some of the largest and most challenging ships in the world, including the world's largest dry bulk carrier and the second largest container ship in the world that hauls almost 8,500 containers.