"Kings of Construction" tells the dramatic story of some of the world's most demanding building projects. These pioneering dreams require ambitious designs, vast amounts of money and nerves of steel as engineers, builders and architects attempt to deliver on time and to budget.
Hallandsas Ridge Tunnel Deep beneath the idyllic landscape of southern Sweden lies a construction nightmare, the Hallandsas Tunnel. For the last fifteen years, engineers have been attempting to build two eight-kilometre-long tunnels that will enable trains easy access from Scandinavia to the rest of Europe. Despite the toughest drilling and blasting conditions, not to mention the constant threat of rock collapse and flooding, a team of experts is taking on the huge natural wall blocking Sweden's path to Europe, the Hallandsas Ridge. Hong Kong Cable Car On Hong Kong's mountainous Lantau Island, a team of experts is building the longest detachable cable car system the world has ever seen. The Ngong Ping 360 will stretch for 5.8 kilometres over the South China Sea and through the mountainous Lantau Country Park before arriving at the feet of the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world. But with the budget soaring and the deadline looming, the fate of this multi-million-pound tourist venture is hanging in the balance. El Cajon Dam Mexico has one of the biggest dam-building programmes in the world and the greatest of all is "El Cajon". This monster, on the Rio Grande de Santiago River in Western Mexico, will be a towering one hundred and ninety metres high, making it the highest rock-filled dam ever constructed. It's a massive challenge for the five thousand workers to rip eleven million cubic metres of rock from the surrounding mountains but, when complete, the dam will be able to supply two percent of Mexico's electricity needs.