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Engineering Catastrophes will profile, investigate, analyze, and find solutions for the world's most unbelievable engineering gaffes. From the hilarious to the mind-boggling, from the deadly to the bank-busting, this series showcases some of the most outrageous structural disasters and the genius resolutions to get things back on track. Blunders explored this season include a waterfront building in England that has created a wind tunnel so strong, pedestrians have been blown over; the Carrier Dome in snowy Syracuse that has a soft top roof requiring workers to climb atop with hot water hoses to prevent collapse every time snow falls; a Brazilian highway that is so close to tall buildings that neighborhood residents are concerned about hearing loss.
Boston's Big Dig was one of the most ambitious engineering projects in history, but in 2006, a fatal collapse in one of its tunnels put the ambitious project in doubt; experts reveal what caused this engineering disaster and how it was fixed.
Montreal's Olympic Stadium was an ambitious engineering project with a striking Space Age design, but it's distinctive roof has caused over one billion dollars in cost overruns; experts reveal what went wrong and how cutting-edge science can fix it.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig drilled into the deepest oil reserves on the planet, but a sudden explosion on-board led to the worst oil spill in history; experts reveal what went wrong and how cutting-edge science finally fixed this catastrophe.
New science reveals the inside story of the Apollo 13 disaster; using the latest evidence, experts explain what really went wrong and how NASA saved the lives of the three astronauts stranded in space in a life-or-death race against the clock.
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