Tectonic Time Bomb

Over seven million people are living on a tectonic time bomb.

Tectonic Time Bomb

Tectonic Time Bomb
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Over seven million people are living on a tectonic time bomb.

Best Of Season 2

Best Of Season 2
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Season 2 of Strip the City took us to New York City, Chicago, Venice, Tokyo, New Orleans, Paris, Machu Picchu and Los Angeles. See what lies beneath.

Earthquakes Won't Stop Los Angeles From Growing

Earthquakes Won't Stop Los Angeles From Growing
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In Los Angeles, there?s always the risk of the next big quake. Engineers must quake-proof buildings to keep city residents safe; these innovative techniques allow the entire structure to move when the ground beneath shakes.

Los Angeles
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Strip the City: Los Angeles takes viewers underneath the city of Los Angeles. Learn more about Los Angeles by watching Strip the City.

Machu Picchu
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Strip the City: Machu Picchu goes beneath the surface of Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca city. See what lies beneath Machu Picchu.

The Mystery Of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings At Machu Picchu

The Mystery Of Earthquake-Resistant Buildings At Machu Picchu
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Still standing firm more than 500 years after being built, Machu Picchu continues to provide engineering lessons to those studying the ancient site. How did the Inca build such a site?

This Underground Danger Could Bring Paris to Collapse

This Underground Danger Could Bring Paris to Collapse
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Paris has the second busiest Metro hub in Europe but cracks in the rocks could be a serious safety problem. Travel beneath Paris to explore a hidden world underneath the surface.

Paris
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Strip the City Paris takes viewers beneath Paris to see what lies beneath. Explore Paris in this episode of Strip the City.

This Was Built To Protect New Orleans From The Next Katrina

This Was Built To Protect New Orleans From The Next Katrina
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New Orleans lies up to 10 feet below sea level and is surrounded by water. When a hurricane hits, the city is threatened from all sides

New Orleans
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Strip the City New Orleans looks at what lies beneath New Orleans and the new technologies protecting it from the next Hurricane Katrina.

Post-Fukushima, Japan Develops Safer Power Sources

Post-Fukushima, Japan Develops Safer Power Sources
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After the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, engineers in Japan search for safer ways to provide energy to the islands. One idea: The Squid.

Ancient Ideas Support World's Tallest Tower

Ancient Ideas Support World's Tallest Tower
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The Tokyo Skytree is the tallest tower in the world. Take a look under the steel to see what keeps the tower standing tall and strong.

What An 18th Century Painting Reveals About Modern Venice

What An 18th Century Painting Reveals About Modern Venice
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Comparing an 18th century painting to Venice as it looks today, scientists can determine how far and how fast the water level is rising.

Surprising Structure Holding Venice Up From Beneath The Ground

Surprising Structure Holding Venice Up From Beneath The Ground
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Venice stands on 10 million ancient tree trunks, rooted ten feet into a layer of firm clay.

Creative Chicago Innovation Keeps L Trains Running

Creative Chicago Innovation Keeps L Trains Running
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As the largest rail hub in America, Chicago has to think creatively to keep the system and running... especially during extreme weather.

What You Don't Know About Chicago O'Hare Runway

What You Don't Know About Chicago O'Hare Runway
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New innovations keep the second busiest airport in America safe during summer heatwaves in Chicago.

Roman Water Supply

Roman Water Supply
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Learn how Roman engineers kept water flowing for miles around the expansive metropolis.

Skyscraper Water Supply

Skyscraper Water Supply
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See how water is pumped to buildings and massive skyscrapers in Dubai.

Roman Hill of Garbage

Roman Hill of Garbage
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Romans amassed so much rubbish, there is an entire hill made from ancient garbage and broken shards of terracotta shipping containers.

Sandstorm Protection

Sandstorm Protection
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Dubai is designed to withstand incredibly strong sandstorms. See how engineers test infrastructure designs against winds up to 80 mph.

Tunneling Under London

Tunneling Under London
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London's subway system, known as "the Tube," is adding nine new stations and 26 miles of tunnels. It's the biggest engineering project in Europe and needs massive tunnel boring machines to get the job done.

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