Five years after hurricane Katrina New Orleans is reinventing hurricane protection with the largest public works project in U.S. history. The centerpiece of the project - a massive 2-mile long 26-foot high storm surge barrier - is designed to defend against the fiercest storms on earth. Make it Right foundation is also pitching in to help rebuild constructing 150 of the most hurricane resistant homes in the world in New Orleans' most devastated neighborhood. But with hurricane looming engineers have just 18 months to protect the Big Easy before the next hurricane hits.
With the world getting better and better every second the quest for perfection is at its limit and beyond. The quest of perfection is getting insatiable and there are some insanely big and ambitious projects underway. Here are the mega projects which promise to further enhance the world we currently live in.
Engineering projects around the globe keep getting bigger and more ambitious. there are structures being designed and built that will dwarf anything that has come before. Plans are on the drawing board for projects so huge – not only in scale but in their implications for society – they’re almost beyond imagination. This documentary that eyes the largest construction projects ever imagined – 'Extreme Engineering'.