Engineering Connections: Guggenheim Bilbao

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Tuesday 29 December, 7.30pm

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’: the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao. He is in search of the construction secrets that made this iconic Spanish building possible. He finds out how the visionary architect Frank Gehry transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, an egg, Sir Walter Raleigh, a surveyor’s trundle wheel and a Cold War Russian submarine.

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