IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING RETURNS TO SCIENCE CHANNEL FOR SEASON FOUR BEGINNING JANUARY 3
New York’s Hudson Yards, A Shanghai Hotel Being Built Below Ground Level, and Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement Among Stories Explored In New Season
(New York) – They are some of the world’s most exciting and innovative engineering creations, all designed to propel civilization forward. From the biggest construction project ever undertaken in New York City, to an aircraft carrier that is as long as the Empire State Building is tall, the new season of IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING shines a light on the brilliant minds behind these marvels and the remarkable level of detail that goes into building these amazing feats of modern day engineering. The new ten-episode season premieres Thursday, January 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
On the west side of Manhattan an army of ambitious engineers is hard at work on the Hudson Yards Project, a large-scale redevelopment program, part of which is being built over the West Side Rail Yard. The audacious plan to construct a city within a city that will include 16 skyscrapers is the biggest real estate development currently being built in the U.S. In Shanghai, China, the home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge architecture, a new 16 story hotel just opened that was built below ground level. The subterranean structure of 337 rooms was built into the side of an abandoned quarry, with two of the floors submerged inside an aquarium.
Other stories from the new season include the New Safe Containment being constructed around Chernobyl’s damaged nuclear reactor. The Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, the largest warships ever designed, are currently being built and will introduce the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, which will launch aircraft with a state-of-the-art catapult system. The London Array is the largest offshore wind farm on the planet consisting of 175 turbines that convert wind energy into enough electricity for 500,000 homes.
Impossible Engineering is produced for Science Channel by TwoFour Broadcast. Neil Edwards is executive producer for TwoFour. Neil Laird is executive producer for Science Channel. (Science Channel | JD)