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. Episode 1: SuperStadium! The Arizona Cardinals Re-Invent the Football Field
It's not just the cool steel-ribbon gift wrapping that makes the new Arizona Cardinals stadium radically different... it's everything, from the "Starchitect" design by Peter Eisenman, to North America's first slide-out tray field, to the "pie-slice" construction method, engineered to keep costs to a trim $350 Million.
The NFL is betting that the Cardinals new home will help re-brand the woeful Cards as a winner, and kick-start a new era in sports stadia - away from the nostalgic feel of baseball parks, and onward into the future....
The construction is now 65% percent complete, with work steaming ahead toward the immovable deadline of NFL opening day, August 2006. The showcase stadium will host the Super Bowl in 2008, and become a new icon for Phoenix, Arizona, and football fans world-wide.
We'll travel to Gelsenkirchen, Germany to see the rollout field in operation. Super Stadium! Bound to be an EE Classic
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