The world has so many beautiful, strange, different, exiting and not to forget amazing buildings on all the different continents.
Here are some of them:
Built a hundred years ago and opened August 15th 1914, it made a dangerous seatravel much much shorter and safer.
Even today the canal is looked on as a masterpiece in the engineer world.
Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam is built in the Yangtze-river in China. It was built to reduce the danger of flooding in the rainy season. Using its full capasity the dam is producing the same amount of energy as 15 nuclear power plants.
1953 was a year of catastrophy in the Netherlands with the great flood that killed nearly 2000 people. The works the Netherlands did after the flood, was extraordinary! The built the Delta Works contruction that contains no less than 13 dams and is most likely the worlds most efficient protectionsystem against flooding.
The Chinese Wall
Parts of the wall was built 400 before Christ, thought most of the complexe version we see today was built between 700 and 500 years ago. The wall stretches over 6500 km, much off it in dangerous and difficult terrain.
Large Hadron Collider
Placed in a tunnel under the Alps, the large hadron collider is supplied with superstrong magnets and enough liquid helium to keep them cool. The presision required when building the large hadron collider was the most ever needed.
The Millau Bridge stretches across the Tarn River in the south of France, it might be one of the most trafficed bridges in the world. The bridge is just as massive as it is impressive.
The Khufu Pyramide is the biggest of the pyramides in Giza, Egypt. For 4000 the pyramide was the tallest building in the world. The precision that was needed to construct the pyramide makes it an amazing construction.
The 829,8 meter long Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world. The impressive with the tall building is that one could not just put another floor on top, one had to carefully calculate the wind, gravity, changes in the temperature and humidity that could effect the pressure on the building.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
The narrow railway inWest-Bengal in India was completed in 1881. The railway takes passengers from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, moving from 100 to 2000 meters above sea level. This steep altitude made the railway travel through many loops and zig-zags to arrive at the final destination.
The Hoover Dam was completed in the 1930’s. It is placed between Arizona and Nevada in the US. The dam is 60 floors high and produce massive amounts of electricity. The lake gives water to 8 million inhabitants in Arizona, Nevada and California.
The Brunelleschi Dome belongs to the cathedral in Firenze, Italy. The dome was completed in 1436 – the dome is a picture of timeless architecture. The architect Brunelleschi got the job after having found a way to build the dome without the need of any extra support.