Tall Structures DVD
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- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 9, 2007
Relocate Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers? Impossible! Or is it? Our engineers tell us how it can be done.
- Tall and skinny looks good but, man, is it hard to move!
- Engineers are put to the test relocating everything from 19th century churches to massive factories.
- The ultimate in heavy lifting.
If you're the type who can't leave anything behind, you may have to call in the MEGA MOVERS. Whether it's a 19th century church, a railroad bridge or an entire beach there's nothing our experts can't relocate. Of course, when it comes time to lift a structure from its foundations and head down the road (at a fraction of a mile an hour), every creak and groan can provide a vital clue, and a mistake of an inch could spell disaster.
Whether hewn from solid rock or a matrix of space-age materials, our structures have always aspired to greater and greater heights. High-reaching accomplishments - from the 100-foot obelisks of Ancient Egypt to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur - are challenging enough to build. But what happens when we have to relocate them?
Complicating factors increase exponentially as the center of gravity of a structure rises. In this fascinating episode of MEGA MOVERS, our engineers consider the tallest moves of the past and of the future. Those Egyptian obelisks, many weighing hundreds of tons, were quarried miles from their final resting spots and were erected with stunningly precise alignment.
The obelisks are impressive, but what would it take to move the tallest twin towers ever erected? Engineers take a flight of fancy planning the ultimate tall-structure move: the 1483-foot Petronas Towers. Then they apply theory to reality with an unprecedented move of two towering silos connected by a wall.
See just how steady a hand it takes to move these TALL STRUCTURES.