The longest tunnel in the world – the Gotthard Base Tunnel
The US Navy’s biggest Submarine – the USS Pennsylvania
The world’s biggest cargo aircraft – the Antonov 124
The world’s deepest Oil Platform – the Perdido Spar
The world's largest observation wheel – the Singapore Flyer
The biggest space habitat – the International Space Station
The largest hydroelectric dam – China's Three Gorges Dam
The world’s biggest cruise ship – Independence of the Seas
The world’s largest spanning dome – Japan's Oita Stadium
The biggest ever telescope – the Large Binocular Telescope
Episode 8 - Cruise Liner
This film reveals the technological leaps that have allowed the world’s biggest cruise ship – the Independence of the Seas – to be developed. The ship cost 800 million dollar to build, carries her passengers in unrivaled luxury and is manned by a crew of 1,360 who occupy a vast behind-the-scenes world of control rooms, kitchens and engine spaces. Longer than 5 jumbo jets and weighing more than 80,000 family cars, this film explores how this gargantuan ship was made possible through a series of six historic engineering breakthroughs. The film explores six iconic liners – including the SS Great Britain and the RMS Queen Mary - which feature a major technological innovation that allowed engineers to build ever-larger ships. Using high-end computer generated imagery making up 50% of the film; this film reveals the incredible stories behind these vessels and the inventions that enabled them to grow. Six ingenious leaps forward that let cruise ships to evolve …from BIG to BIGGER into the World’s BIGGEST."
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