Extreme Constructions (2017-20)

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5 x 52 min | English | Jean-François Méplon, Johanna Gauterie, Richard Poisson, Alex Gary, Lionel Langlade

The Suez Canal. The Paris Metro. Strasbourg Cathedral. These masterpieces of constructions redefined what was possible at the time, using the latest technologies and developments. In this five part series, we reveal how five great monuments were designed and constructed.


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Episodes


The Paris Metro

More than a century old, Paris’ metro is the beating heart of the city. Today, it exceeds the capital, connecting the new 200km-wide regional network.

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The Meraviglia Cruise Ship

315 metres long and capable of transporting more than 7,000 people, the Meraviglia is the ultimate cruise ship. But how was she built ?

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The Suez Canal

Using unprecedented 3D images, we reveal how the Suez canal will be widened. We also look back to the canal's original construction in 1859, to show how it first came to be built.

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Thunder Boat

With the appearance of a "James Bond" ship, the Thunder Boat is a ship of the future. It can act simultaneously as an aircraft base, a commandment post and is equipped as a floating hospital, with the ability to shelter troops, helicopters and vehicles.

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The Secrets of Strasbough Cathedral

It was the highest building constructed during the Middle Ages and is an architectural masterpiece. For the first time, researchers trace in 3D the incredible history of the building of Strasbourg Cathedral.

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Extreme Constructions Series

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