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Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections
It’s back! Richard Hammond’s Engineering Connections returns for a second series and this time it is bigger, bolder and braver than ever with six brand new and exclusive episodes.
The intrepid Richard climbs to the top of Sydney Opera House, stands on the summit of the world’s tallest road bridge, closes the roof on Wembley Stadium – and reveals the secrets behind these and other modern day superstructures.
Want to learn how Wembley’s arch holds up the roof thanks to a 19th century glider, what connects the Millau Bridge with Teflon, and how a brass band helped to shape Hong Kong International Airport? Join Richard Hammond on his global quest to uncover the incredible ideas and unconventional technologies that lie beneath some of the world’s most iconic structures.
DOCUMENTARY: Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections
On: National Geographic HD
Date: Monday 14th September 2009
Time: 21:00 to 22:00 (1 hour long)
Sydney Opera House. Series 2, episode 2.
Towering over Sydney Harbour, the famous Opera House is one of the most recognisable and iconic buildings in the world. Richard heads Down Under, takes a stroll along the incredible structure’s roof, learns how its unique “sails” work on the same principles as a simple child’s collapsible toy, and discovers a bizarre engineering connection with a First World War gas mask.
(Editor's Choice, New, Dolby Digital 5.1, High Definition, New Series)
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