Big, Bigger, Biggest

Big, Bigger, Biggest

2008 - 2011, Other, Technology
Documentary series examining the advances in engineering that made some of the world's most iconic structures possible.
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Episode Guide

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Prison (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Prison

    North Branch Correctional Institution is the most advanced prison in the United States.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Train (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Train

    France's TGV reaches extreme speeds of over 185 mph and can be considered the fastest train on earth.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Tower (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Tower

    The Canton Tower is the tallest television tower in the world.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Icebreaker (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Icebreaker

    The Timofey Guzhenko is the biggest ice-breaking ship in the Arctic Ocean.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Metro (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Metro

    The London Underground is the biggest metro system in the world and is undergoing a $26 billion expansion project.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Canal (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Canal

    The Panama Canal passes 200 million tons of cargo through its gates every year.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Telescope (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Telescope

    The Large Binocular Telescope is the world's largest telescope.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Dam (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Dam

    The world's largest hydroelectric dam is the Three Gorges Dam in China.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Spacecraft (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Spacecraft

    The technology behind the International Space Station.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Cruise Liner (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Cruise Liner

    The engineering behind the Oasis of the Seas cruise liner.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Aircraft (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Aircraft

    The Antonov AN-124, the world's biggest operational cargo aircraft.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Submarine (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Submarine

    The USS Pennsylvania, the longest submarine in the U.S. Navy, is one of six landmark dirigibles that enabled the machines to evolve.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Tunnel (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Tunnel

    A look at the technological advances used to build the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Sky Wheel (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Sky Wheel

    The technology behind the building of world's largest observation wheel - the Singapore Flyer.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Dome (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Dome

    Oita Stadium, the world's largest superdome, boasts a retractable roof and an underground heating system.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Oil Rig (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Oil Rig

    The Perdido Spar is the largest oil platform ever built.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Airport (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Airport

    Ingenious technological breakthroughs enable engineers to build the world's tallest terminal at London's Heathrow Airport.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Bridge (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Bridge

    Seven technological breakthroughs lead to the development of the longest suspension bridge in the world, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge in Japan.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Aircraft Carrier (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Aircraft Carrier

    Technological breakthroughs enable engineers to build the biggest aircraft carrier in the world.

  • Big, Bigger, Biggest - Skyscraper (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Skyscraper

    Seven landmark buildings' contributions in structure and design lead to the construction of Dubai's Burj skyscraper.

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