Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

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The Sewer King
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Sewer King - Episode 4 In the hot summer of 1858, a window was opened in the Houses of Parliament and Britain's…
The Bell Rock Lighthouse
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Bell Rock Lighthouse - Episode 3 The deadly Bell Rock Reef had terrorised seamen for centuries. Eleven miles out to sea off…
The Brooklyn Bridge
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Brooklyn Bridge - Episode 2 In the mid 19th century, New York was growing faster than any city in the world. A…
The Panama Canal
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Panama Canal - Episode 5 When French engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps, returned triumphantly to Paris after completing the Suez Canal in 1869,…
The Hoover Dam
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Hoover Dam - Episode 7 With its impassable canyons, dangerous rapids and severe seasonal variations that could reduce the western states of…
The Line
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Line - Episode 6 The Eastern United States was crowded with immigrants, while the West held the tantalising promise of vast riches…
The Great Ship
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - The Great Ship - Episode 1 In the early 1850s, the world's most brilliant engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, dreamed of creating the largest…

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