Strip the City Series 2

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Earthquake City: Los Angeles

Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip the world’s most extreme earthquake city – Los Angeles - 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.

Los Angeles is standing on the brink of a catastrophic earthquake as this entertainment capital of the world 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 city’s leading surveyors and geologists reveal the secrets that keep LA’s skyscrapers standing, protect its roads and aqueducts and prepare its residents for ‘the Big One’. The film explores the geology that shaped the city’s past and challenges its future, from the oil reserves that attracted the first settlers to the fault line where a massive earthquake is long overdue.



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