From a media release:
Mega Ships, Slides, and Rapid Transit Lines: MEGA BUILDERS Returns March 16 on Discovery World HD
- The original Canadian series sends its cameras to all-new projects and revisits old sites
The projects are bigger, the teams larger, and the stakes higher. Beginning Friday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, MEGABUILDERS returns to Discovery World HD for Season 7. The original Canadian series visits the sites of new projects and returns to old ones that are still under construction. From the world’s longest tunnel, to the world’s biggest waterslide, this seven-part series showcases the many amazing engineering projects that are taking place globally.
Highlights from MEGA BUILDERS include:
MEGA BUILDERS – “Tunnel Vision” Friday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MEGA BUILDERS first visited Switzerland’s towering Gotthard Mountain range in 2005 to witness a job of mega proportions – the creation of a 57-kilometer long high-speed rail tunnel. Now the cameras return to see what it will take to finish this $12.6 billion mega job by the deadline of 2017.
MEGA BUILDERS – “Race to the Games”Friday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The countdown is on for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, not just for the athletes, but construction crews as well. MEGA BUILDERS follows two experienced steel crews as they race against the clock to finish an important athletic venue as well as a signature landmark on the Olympic site.
MEGA BUILDERS – “Extreme Surf Machine”Friday, March 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MEGA BUILDERS returns to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, where five years ago crews were constructing what was meant to be the best water park in the world with some of the biggest water slides on the planet. But with faulty concrete foundations, absent workers, accidental fires and a freak hurricane, will the water park remain dry forever?
MEGA BUILDERS – “Quake-Proof Bridge”Friday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A spectacular new bridge linking San Francisco and Oakland is designed to be the most earthquake-proof bridge in the world. Six years after MEGA BUILDERS first visited the site, construction is now behind schedule, billions of dollars over budget, and crews are feeling the pressure to get it finished before the next big one hits. The cameras return to document construction conclusion of the self-anchored suspension bridge.
Also this season on MEGA BUILDERS: traffic comes to a stop after the discovery of a long-lost fourth century harbour, in Istanbul, Turkey, located at the site of what was meant to be a new $3.5 billion, 77-kilometer long rapid transit line (“Tunnelling Through History,” April 13). Then, Howard Robbins of the Artificial Reef Society of BC, plans to sink the HMCS Annapolis, a 47-year-old destroyer, to create a thriving artificial reef for divers and marine life (“Sinking Ship,” April 20). And there’s no snow in Jukkasjarvi, home of the world-famous Ice Hotel, but crews have six weeks to build an 80-room ice hotel before 700 German travel agents arrive (“Ice Hotel: Bigger, Colder,” April 27).