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Engineering Catastrophes

Engineering Catastrophes

  • Premiered: 
    April 5, 2018
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  • Network: Science
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: engineering, disaster

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Plot Synopsis

ENGINEERING CATASTROPHES is a one-hour documentary series that profiles, investigates, analyzes, and finds 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. They're all in need of repair, and experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal if they can be fixed. The series opener, "Stadium Disaster," chronicles these disasters: the Carrier Dome in snowy Syracuse, which has a soft top roof requiring workers to climb atop with hot water hoses to prevent collapse every time snow falls; a an upside-down bridge; and a massive subway project in crisis. Other blunders explored this season include a waterfront building in England that has created a wind tunnel so strong, pedestrians have been blown over; and Brazilian highway that is so close to tall buildings that neighborhood residents are concerned about hearing loss.
Season 2 of ENGINEERING CATASTROPHES premiered on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on Science Channel. In the season opener, "Hell Tower NYC," a New York City skyscraper that could topple at any moment, a city street that suddenly collapses, and a modern-day crisis at Pisa's Leaning Tower are serious engineering emergencies, and experts use cutting-edge technology to reveal if they can be fixed. Other highlights this season include a San Francisco skyscraper that continues to sink, and a street in Baltimore that collapsed into a railroad.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BriteSpark Films