Strip the City Series 1

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Ice City: Toronto

Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the ‘ice city’ of Toronto naked of its steel, concrete, ocean and rock – layer by layer – to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it running.

Perched on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a city of extremes. This sprawling metropolis has been carved out by ancient glaciers. Today it is filled with a concrete jungle of towering skyscrapers. Each winter temperatures plummet to an arctic minus 40 degrees and the city is pummelled by savage snowstorms.

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. Stunning CGI animation peels back the glass and concrete off its skyscrapers to reveal their inner workings and sucks the water up out of its lakes to explore their origins.

The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets hidden inside the iconic CN Tower that keep it standing, protect the city’s buildings from snowstorms and keep residents alive in the bone chilling cold. This film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from the rich salt reserves that power its industry to the colossal falls that fuel the expanding mega-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.

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