Strip the City Series 1

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Episode 6
Harbour City: Sydney

Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the world’s most extreme harbour city – Sydney - naked of its steel, concrete, ocean and rock – layer by layer – to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it running.

Sydney is a city bursting at the seams – home to a fifth Australia’s entire population and still growing. Trapped between the Blue Mountains and the ocean it sits on the driest inhabited continent on Earth and surrounds one the planet’s largest natural harbors.

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 and the geological forces that sculpted it. Stunning CGI animation peels back the glass off its skyscrapers and stone off the iconic opera house to reveal their inner workings. It also sucks the water up out of its harbor to explore its origins.

The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets hidden inside Sydney’s buildings and beneath its streets that allow the city to function, from the concealed contours of the harbor that allow super size ships to sail into the heart of the city to the underground caverns that store its water. This film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from the rich coal seams underneath to the deep gorges that channel bush fires right into the heart of the city.



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.

Credits
Producer/Director
Series Producer
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Editor
Researcher
Line Producer
Junior Production Manager
for Discovery, Discovery World, Quest