Have you ever had a chance to visit Millau Viaduct, Dubai\’s Khalifa Tower, Panama Canal, Hoover Dam or Egyptian Pyramids? They are great constructions in the world that people want to see in person one time in their lives.
The Millau Viaduct, located in southern France, spans the valley of the River Tarn in the Massif Central mountains. Designed by the British architect Lord Foster, it is the tallest road bridge in the world at 300 meters. Its central pillar is even higher than Eiffel Tower. The Bridge was completed in December 2004 and is one of the most attractive bridges ever built.
The bridge floats on the clouds although it has seven pillars and a roadway of 1½ miles in length
Lord Foster seemed to design a bridge that can add to the natural beauty of the Tarn Valley rather than the bridge. The 394-million-euro bridge was built in order to shorten the traveling time to southern France.
Dubai\’s Khalifa Tower
Khalifa Tower has become the tallest building in the world. The 828-meter tower has more convenient floors than any other skyscraper. There are more than 1,000 luxury apartments, 49 floors of office space and an Armani hotel inside the tower.
The tower is so tall that it is 10 degrees Celsius cooler at top than at base
Khalifa Tower has not only the world\’s highest observation deck on the 124th floor but also the highest swimming pool on the 76th floor. Beginning to be built in 2004 during the economic boom in Dubai, the tower represents optimism that Dubai is not dead and it is always the center of the Middle East.
The canal consists of several man-made lakes and channels. Besideartificial lake, Alajuela Lake or Madden Lake acts as a reservoir for the canal.
The canal has become an essential canal for international maritime trade
The Panama Canal is a 77-km ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The canal was built from 1904 to 1914 by 40,000 workers. It is among the biggest and most difficult engineering projects built to replace the long dangerous route via the Drake Passage and Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America.
The dam built in 1930 attracts more than a million visitors a year
Hoover Dam is regarded as one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century. Located in Black Canyon, just minutes outside of Las Vegas, it is the tallest concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere and one of the America\’s largest hydroelectric power facilities as well.
Most of pyramids were built as tombs for the country\’s Pharaohs
Many pyramids have been discovered in Egypt. According to Egyptians, the shape of Egyptian pyramids represents the primordial mound from which the earth was created. Most Egyptian pyramids were built on the west bank of the Nile. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest in Egypt and one of the largest in the world. It is also listed as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Pyramids of Mexico
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