Extreme Engineering unveils some of the most ambitious architectural plans of our times. Some are theoretical; others are in the works. But all of these modern marvels pose challenges that stretch the definition of what's possible. Watch as jaw-dropping computer animation and first-hand accounts from builders, designers and engineers breathe life into the most extreme construction projects ever conceived. Season 2 - DVD Set (Part 1): The setting is Malmo, Sweden. The task, build the tallest skyscraper in Northern Europe. Can it be done? About 970 miles due south, the clock is ticking in Venice, Italy as designers and engineers battle the elements to keep the canal-laden city from becoming the next Atlantis. The question is - can they be built before the water finally wins this centuries old struggle? Watch as a group of ambitious Danish shipbuilders set out to blow the rudders off the worldwide cargo shipping industry by building the most colossal, powerful cargo ship ever conceived. Meanwhile, hundreds of feet below the Eastern Highlands a determined group of engineers and diggers try to carve more than 45 miles of connected tunnels through solid rock all in an attempt to turn ice into electricity. Finally, follow some of the top bridge builders and engineers in the country as they try to tackle the biggest construction project in California history - the new Oakland Bay Bridge.
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