Strip the City Series 2

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Cavern City: Paris

Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the cavernous city of Paris - naked of its steel, concrete and rock – layer by layer – to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps it running.

Beneath the streets of Paris lies a parallel universe – a maze of tunnels and ancient quarries stretching for over 180 miles.  These quarries provide the building blocks for the city, but now they threaten it with collapse.

The film strips away Paris’s most famous icons to reveal their secret inner workings and the ingenious technology that allowed engineers to build the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacre Couer. We peel back the boulevards to reveal the threat that lies just 60 feet below ground.  We descend into the city’s caverns to meet the engineers and geologists working to prop up the streets above and join the team constructing a brand new metro line in the city’s already crowded underground world.

Stunning CGI animation strips away the Eiffel Tower’s and exposes its foundations that drop just 17 feet below the surface. We join the team building Paris’s newest skyscraper to see how this same ‘light touch’ design is helping them transform the city’s skyline.

This film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from limestone rock it sits on to river that may one day consume it. 



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