Get an inside look at the planning and engineering behind creating some of the greatest buildings and machines ever made. MegaStructures takes you inside the superstructures and all the inner workings that muscle together to make the structures function as a whole. Megastructures are all around us; skyscrapers in big cities, subway trains years ahead of their time. Discover these and more!
The gripping documentary series exploring huge engineering projects continues. This instalment follows the demolition of a 40-year-old rocket launch tower at Cape Canaveral. This tough, 90mhigh structure represents a massive logistical challenge for a family of demolition experts. Up to a third of the building’s entire weight must be stripped out before the tower can be imploded. Workers must brave high winds at great heights to ensure charges are planted correctly.
At Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, a family-run demolition company faces its most difficult assignment yet. Controlled Demolitions, Inc (CDI), run by Mark Loizeaux, has been tasked with dismantling a 6,000-ton rocket launch tower known as MST 40. This relic of the space age launched 55 Titan rockets in the 1960s, before being converted into a giant rocket repair shop in the 1980s.
Title : Megastructures
Episode Title : Rocket Launch Demolition
Release Date : 20/08/2009
UK Air Date : 20/08/2009
Genre : Docu
Codec : XviD
Size : 350MB
Video : 640x352 25fps
Audio : VBR MP3 48khz 128kbps
Airtime : 30mins
Channel : Five
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