Strip the City Series 2

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Heatwave City: Chicago

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

Chicago is a city of intense temperatures.  This sprawling metropolis sits on a flat landscape carved out by ancient glaciers. But these plains also create deadly heat waves. As summer temperatures rocket to an unbearable 110 degrees, the buildings come close to meltdown. 

How do the city’s skyscrapers survive this extreme environment? This film looks beneath the city’s skin to discover giant central cooling system, to it’s super modern fireboats. Stunning CGI animation strips the glass and concrete off the famous Willis building and peels back O’Hare airport’s runways …revealing their inner workings.

The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets inside Chicago’s skyscaper that heatproof them, protect the city’s bridges and rail tracks from melting and keep residents alive in the searing heat.



Superstorm City: New York This film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future

Heatwave City: Chicago The city’s leading engineers and geologists reveal the secrets inside Chicago

Sinking City: Venice How did Venice come to thrive in such an inhospitable place

Megaquake City: Tokyo Tokyo’s engineers and geologists reveal the ingenious technology that keeps the skyscrapers standing

Hurricane City: New Orleans How does the city’s buildings and infrastructure survive the onslaught of hurricanes?

Cavern City: Paris We peel back the boulevards to reveal the threat that lies just 60 feet below ground.

Inca Empire: Machu Picchu Constantly under threat from earthquakes, landslides and floods how did this ancient city survive for over 400 years?

Earthquake City: Los Angeles How does the city’s buildings and infrastructure survive the onslaught of a destructive earthquake?

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for Discovery Science Channel, Discovery Channel EMEA, France TV, SBS, Quest