Strip the City Series 1

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Earthquake City: San Francisco

Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the world’s most extreme earthquake city – San Francisco - naked of its steel, concrete, ocean and rock – layer by layer – to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it standing in a killer quake.

San Francisco is standing on the brink of disaster - it sits on one of the world’s most infamous earthquake hotspots – the San Andreas Fault.

How does the city’s buildings and infrastructure survive the onslaught of a destructive earthquake? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover the engineering wonders and geological forces that make it possible. Stunning CGI animation peels back the glass off its skyscrapers and steel off its bridges to reveal their inner workings.

The engineers and geologists who know this city the best reveal the secrets inside San Francisco’s skyscrapers that keep them standing, protect them from raging fires and keep residents safe during the deadliest quakes. The film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from the valleys that hold the city’s fire-fighting water to the fault line that is overdue for a massive earthquake.



Desert City: Dubai The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets hidden inside Dubai’s buildings that keep them standing.

Earthquake City: San Francisco The engineers and geologists reveal the secrets inside San Francisco’s skyscrapers that keep them standing

Harbour City: Sydney How did Sydney come to thrive in such an inhospitable place? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover the secret engineering wonders that make it possible.

Ice City: Toronto How did this metropolis grow to become the largest city in Canada in such an extreme environment? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover the secret engineering wonders and geological forces that make it possible.

Underground City: London We lift up Buckingham Palace to reveal a ‘lost’ river and show the innovative engineering behind the city’s brand new port under construction.

Ancient City: Rome We descend into a cavern of tunnels that runs under most of Rome, abseil into an ancient aqueduct and explore how Rome’s new Metro is being built.

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for Discovery, Discovery World, Quest