Next Episode of Abandoned Engineering is
As the saying goes – they probably seemed like good ideas at the time. The world is peppered with examples of incredible engineering projects and buildings designed to make life easier for those that used them, amaze those that came to see them, and make money for those that ordered, designed and built them. They were the stuff of dreams. Often enormous engineering problems had to be resolved, obstacles overcome and new innovations employed just to get them built in the first place. Alas, a great number of these remarkable structures have now been abandoned, cast aside like enormous expensive out-of-date toys, never to be used in the ways for which they were intended. Each and every one of these extraordinary places is home to a wealth of powerful and compelling stories. We'll see and hear about some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering the world has eve...
A maze of tunnels filled with haunting remains snake their way beneath the streets of Paris. A town in the USA built on greed. A ring of unique fortifications battered by a mighty weapon. A strange formation of domed structures hovering over the waters off the Florida coastline. But how and why were they ever built at all, and why are they now left abandoned?
A ghostly town in West Virginia that fell victim to the pace of change when steam trains were rendered obsolete. A colossal dry dock structure on the American west coast may now be crumbling but has written itself into military folklore. An elaborate underground complex in Italy that had been abandoned for nearly 2000 years, continues to mystify explorers today. And an island paradise in Costa Rica hiding a grim history of violence within an old, abandoned prison. But how and why were they ever built at all, and why are they now left abandoned?
Features a ruined compound in Colombia which was once home to Pablo Escobar and alien-looking structures with no apparent purpose, isolated in an empty English marshland in Denge, near Dungeness in Kent. But how and why were they ever built at all, and why are they now left abandoned?
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