Build It Bigger

Build It Bigger

2003 - 2013, Other, Science
Host Danny foster takes a look at big futuristic and ongoing engineering projects.
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Episode Guide

  • Build It Bigger - Extreme Engineering (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Extreme Engineering

    Take a unique behind-the-scenes look at the latest models being developed at NASA; the Ares, a futuristic new rocket, is set to revolutionize space exploration.

  • Build It Bigger - Peru Dam (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Peru Dam

    Designed to improve the agricultural prospects of western Peru, the new tunnel through the Andes will be one of the deepest in the world.

  • Build It Bigger - Extreme Engineering (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Extreme Engineering

  • Build It Bigger - Extreme Engineering (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Extreme Engineering

  • Build It Bigger - Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    Building the new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Build It Bigger - Turkey's Mammoth Hydropowered Deriner Dam (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Turkey's Mammoth Hydropowered Deriner Dam

    Building one of the tallest and strongest dams ever made.

  • Build It Bigger - Building Mumbai's Modern Airport (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Building Mumbai's Modern Airport

    Danny Forester and crew attempt to rebuild the international Airport in Mumbai without canceling a single flight.

  • Build It Bigger - Amsterdam's Futuristic Floating City (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Amsterdam's Futuristic Floating City

    A radical new real estate project uses the sea to build a floating city in the Netherlands.

  • Build It Bigger - Constructing Serbia's Largest Bridge (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Constructing Serbia's Largest Bridge

    The Sava River Bridge in Belgrade will be the world's largest single pylon cable stayed bridge.

  • Build It Bigger - London's Olympic Aquatic Stadium (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    London's Olympic Aquatic Stadium

    The London Aquatics Centre will host 44 swimming and diving events during the 2012 Olympics.

  • Build It Bigger - Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Azerbaijan's Amazing Transformation

    Azerbaijan is reinventing itself after decades of Soviet occupation; Danny Foster goes behind the scenes of Baku's construction projects.

  • Build It Bigger - Drought-Proofing Australia (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Drought-Proofing Australia

    After 13 years of record-breaking droughts, Melbourne looks to secure its future with a $3.5 billion desalination plant that will turn saltwater into freshwater.

  • Build It Bigger - Rebuilding New York City's Subway (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Rebuilding New York City's Subway

    A 15 billion dollar expansion of the NYC transit system is the largest public works project in the country.

  • Build It Bigger - Abu Dhabi Central Market (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Abu Dhabi Central Market

    Centered around the world's tallest tower, this central market will be a new cultural hub for an emerging world destination.

  • Build It Bigger - Port of Rotterdam (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Port of Rotterdam

    Danny Forster is behind the scenes of an Earth-moving project to serve the biggest ships on the planet.

  • Build It Bigger - Gotthard Base Tunnel (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Gotthard Base Tunnel

    The longest tunnel in the world; changing European transit forever.

  • Build It Bigger - San Francisco Bay Bridge (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    San Francisco Bay Bridge

    Crews work to earthquake-proof the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

  • Build It Bigger - Melbourne Stadium (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Melbourne Stadium

    Melbourne Australia builds one of the most innovative stadiums.

  • Build It Bigger - South African Gold Mine (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    South African Gold Mine

    South Africa's Mponeng gold mine; deepest place on earth; workers brave high temperatures and frequent earthquakes.

  • Build It Bigger - New Orleans Surge Barrier (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    New Orleans Surge Barrier

    The city of New Orleans works on constructing the world's strongest hurricane protection system.

  • Build It Bigger - Stonecutters Bridge: Hong Kong (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Stonecutters Bridge: Hong Kong

    The Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong has a cable-stayed span of more than one kilometer.

  • Build It Bigger - Kuwait Tower (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Kuwait Tower

    The Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, is designed to be the world's tallest twisting structure.

  • Build It Bigger - Rio de Janeiro Power Grid (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Rio de Janeiro Power Grid

    Brazil works on one of the world's largest hydroelectric projects.

  • Build It Bigger - Singapore SkyPark (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Singapore SkyPark

    The Sands SkyPark rests 650 feet in the air, built on top of three skyscrapers in Singapore.

  • Build It Bigger - NASA (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    NASA

    The transition from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation Program.

  • Build It Bigger - NASA (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    NASA

    The transition from the Space Shuttle to the Constellation Program.

  • Build It Bigger - Abu Dhabi (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Abu Dhabi

    Host Danny Forster visits the Al Raha Beach development in Abu Dhabi.

  • Build It Bigger - Peru Dam & Tunnel (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Peru Dam & Tunnel

    Bringing water to drought-ridden farms in western Peru.

  • Build It Bigger - The Peruvian Tunnel And Dam (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Peruvian Tunnel And Dam

    Bringing water to drought-ridden farms in western Peru.

  • Build It Bigger - Peru Dam & Tunnel (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Peru Dam & Tunnel

    Bringing water to drought-ridden farms in western Peru.

  • Build It Bigger - Panama Canal (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Panama Canal

    The expansion project for the Panama Canal.

  • Build It Bigger - Panama Canal (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Panama Canal

    The expansion project for the Panama Canal.

  • Build It Bigger - Navy Amphibious Warship (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Navy Amphibious Warship

    The LPD17 amphibious assault ship for the U.S. Navy.

  • Build It Bigger - Navy Amphibious Warship (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Navy Amphibious Warship

    The LPD17 amphibious assault ship for the U.S. Navy.

  • Build It Bigger - Hong Kong Bridge (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Hong Kong Bridge

    The Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong.

  • Build It Bigger - CityCenter, Las Vegas (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    CityCenter, Las Vegas

    The CityCenter development in Las Vegas aspires to change the desert vacationland into a continental metropolis.

  • Build It Bigger - CityCenter, Las Vegas (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    CityCenter, Las Vegas

    The CityCenter development in Las Vegas aspires to change the desert vacationland into a continental metropolis.

  • Build It Bigger - Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    Danny Forster explores Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

  • Build It Bigger - Dallas Cowboys Stadium (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Dallas Cowboys Stadium

    Danny Forster explores Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

  • Build It Bigger - Major League Stadium (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Major League Stadium

    The Washington Nationals get a new baseball stadium.

  • Build It Bigger - Deepest Tunnel (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Deepest Tunnel

    Engineers construct an underwater tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Build It Bigger - Mountain of Steel (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Mountain of Steel

    A cultural center overlooks the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

  • Build It Bigger - Turbo-Charged Boats (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Turbo-Charged Boats

    The rebuilding and testing of an offshore racing boat.

  • Build It Bigger - High Risk Tower (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    High Risk Tower

    Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower.

  • Build It Bigger - Biggest Casino (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Biggest Casino

    The construction of upscale hotel and casino the Palazzo Las Vegas.

  • Build It Bigger - Floating City (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Floating City

    Danny Forster travels to Florida to see how the world's biggest cruise ships are created.

  • Build It Bigger - Hurricane-Proof Homes (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Hurricane-Proof Homes

    The construction of modular homes from start to finish.

  • Build It Bigger - Fault Zone Tunnel (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Fault Zone Tunnel

    Miners work to dig two huge tunnels to supply fresh water to Southern California.

  • Build It Bigger - Dubai's Ski Resort (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Dubai's Ski Resort

    One of the countries in the United Arab Emirates has an indoor alpine ski resort.

  • Build It Bigger - Boot Camp (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Boot Camp

    Danny Forster gets a crash course in using heavy equipment and getting lunch for the foreman.

  • Build It Bigger - Gotthard Tunnel (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Gotthard Tunnel

    Gotthard Base Tunnel creates a flat-rail link for future travel through the Alps.

  • Build It Bigger - Super Fast Warship (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Super Fast Warship

    Construction of a U.S. Navy destroyer.

  • Build It Bigger - Woodrow Wilson Bridge (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Woodrow Wilson Bridge

    The Woodrow Wilson Bridge spans the Potomac River connecting Virginia and Maryland.

  • Build It Bigger - World's Tallest Skyscraper (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    World's Tallest Skyscraper

    Construction of the Shanghai World Financial Center, set to be one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.

  • Build It Bigger - Hong Kong Cable Car (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Hong Kong Cable Car

    A team of experts builds an impressive cable car on Hong Kong's Lantau Island.

  • Build It Bigger - Battle Machines (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Battle Machines

    The U.S. Army's M-1 Abrams tank.

  • Build It Bigger - El Cajon Dam (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    El Cajon Dam

    Constructing El Cajon Dam on the Rio Grande de Santiago in Mexico.

  • Build It Bigger - Coaster Build Off (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Coaster Build Off

    Danny Forster designs, builds and rides some of the world's greatest roller-coasters.

  • Build It Bigger - The Snohvit Arctic Gas Processing Platform (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Snohvit Arctic Gas Processing Platform

    Europe's first liquefied natural-gas plant being built in Spain will be installed within the Arctic Circle.

  • Build It Bigger - Excavators (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Excavators

    A $10 million supershovel commissioned at the world's largest open-pit iron mine helps meet a sudden surge in demand.

  • Build It Bigger - Milau Viaduct (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Milau Viaduct

    Designers and engineers plan to link Spain, Italy and France.

  • Build It Bigger - Cooper River Bridge (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Cooper River Bridge

    The longest cable-stay bridge in the United States is located in Charleston, S.C.

  • Build It Bigger - Hallandsas Ridge Tunnel: Sweden (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Hallandsas Ridge Tunnel: Sweden

    The Hallandsas Tunnel project may be the world's most-complicated.

  • Build It Bigger - Oil Rigs (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Oil Rigs

    Designers and engineers risk all to put a monstrous rig in place and get a major leg-up on the competition in the race for lucrative deep-sea oil.

  • Build It Bigger - California Academy of Sciences (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    California Academy of Sciences

    Construction of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, begun in September 2005 in Golden Gate Park using recycled and renewable materials.

  • Build It Bigger - Iceland Tunnels (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Iceland Tunnels

    Tunnelers carve through solid rock under Iceland's Eastern Highlands.

  • Build It Bigger - Oakland Bay Bridge (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Oakland Bay Bridge

    The biggest construction project in California history replaces the most heavily trafficked bridge in the United States.

  • Build It Bigger - JFK: JetBlue Terminal (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    JFK: JetBlue Terminal

    JetBlue's terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

  • Build It Bigger - Container Ships (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Container Ships

    Because of the size of modern cargo vessels, ports and canals need updating.

  • Build It Bigger - World's Biggest Arch Bridge (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    World's Biggest Arch Bridge

    The bridge at the Hoover Dam will be the largest arch-bridge in the world when it is complete.

  • Build It Bigger - Venice Flood Gates (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Venice Flood Gates

    Venetians attempt to prevent the city from submerging.

  • Build It Bigger - NYC: South Ferry Subway Station (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    NYC: South Ferry Subway Station

    The South Ferry Terminal subway station is the first new station in New York since the beginning of the 20th century.

  • Build It Bigger - Turning Torso (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Turning Torso

    The largest residential structure is being constructed in Sweden.

  • Build It Bigger - Widening the Panama Canal (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Widening the Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal must be widened to accommodate modern ships.

  • Build It Bigger - Boston's Big Dig (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Boston's Big Dig

    The Big Dig entails construction of an eight- to 10-lane highway to wind 120 feet below Boston.

  • Build It Bigger - Holland's Barriers to the Sea (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Holland's Barriers to the Sea

    A series of computer-controlled sea barriers and dams protects the Netherlands.

  • Build It Bigger - Building Hong Kong's Airport (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Building Hong Kong's Airport

    Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok airport is one of the world's busiest.

  • Build It Bigger - Space Tower (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Space Tower

    Madrid's Torre Espacio is set to be the tallest skyscraper in Spain.

  • Build It Bigger - Tunneling Under the Alps (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Tunneling Under the Alps

    The 35-mile-long AlpTransit Tunnel helps keep Europeans moving through the mountains, but Alpine passages can be dangerous.

  • Build It Bigger - Big Easy Rebuild (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Big Easy Rebuild

    New Orleans struggles to repair its levee system.

  • Build It Bigger - Bridging the Bering Strait (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Bridging the Bering Strait

    A proposed bridge connecting Asia with North America holds the promise of economic growth for both continents.

  • Build It Bigger - Sakhalin Oil & Ice (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Sakhalin Oil & Ice

    One of the world's largest construction projects is under way on a remote Russian island.

  • Build It Bigger - City in a Pyramid (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    City in a Pyramid

    Shimizu's Pyramid City contains dozens of 100-story skyscrapers with more than a million workers.

  • Build It Bigger - City in a Pyramid (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    City in a Pyramid

    Shimizu's Pyramid City contains dozens of 100-story skyscrapers with more than a million workers.

  • Build It Bigger - Biggest Warship (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Biggest Warship

    The construction of the USS George H.W. Bush supercarrier.

  • Build It Bigger - Building the Great Pyramid (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Building the Great Pyramid

    Myths surround the construction of the largest pyramid.

  • Build It Bigger - Transatlantic Tunnel (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Transatlantic Tunnel

    Engineers are at work designing three interconnected floating tunnels to carry trains between Newfoundland and Scotland.

  • Build It Bigger - Mega-Tunnel (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Mega-Tunnel

    A storm drain doubles as an expressway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Build It Bigger - Subways in America (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Subways in America

    New York's subway system keeps the city running.

  • Build It Bigger - Super Stadium (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Super Stadium

    Construction of the Arizona Cardinals' football stadium.

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