Keep reading about the biggest contsruction projects in the world. Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find lots of interesting facts about this topic. Humanity has always aspired to leave a mark on this planet. Now we are aware that the Great Chinese Wall cannot actually be seen from the Moon, though it certainly was a great idea.
Insider Monkey has investigated the biggest constructions for you. We have picked two items from their list for now. Three Gorges Dam is officially the biggest power station in the world. Finished in 2008, even though the first ideas were conceived some 90 years before its realization. Facts provided some interesting information on it. It is located in Sandouping, Hubei, in China, preventing the Yangtze River from flowing naturally. The total cost was $37 billion and they say it was worth every cent. Not sure if the 1.3 million people who had to move their homes due to its construction totally agree. Its enormousness is such that it affects the Earth’s rotation. Fear not, however, and watch the video below about it. Should you wish to see how it compares to the Hoover dam, visit Prezi site for a short and interesting presentation. Let’s just mention that Hoover can produce a maximum 4 billion KW/hr. of electricity. Three Gorges Dam’s number is 84.7 billion KW/hr. But don’t be disheartened. The USA still holds the second place in the world when it comes to the number of dams. Saudi Arabia is a country which has a reputation for creating mega-giga-over-the-moon luxurious projects. One of them is the Kingdom Tower, or the Jeddah Tower as it is now more fashionably known. OK, the latest info from Architizer says they delayed its completion for 2018. 80,000 tons of steel turned into the tallest tower into world – not an easy task, but definitely manageable. Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture from Chicago are the creators of this 3,280 feet tall giant in the city of Jeddah. The building is to have an observatory on top of all the technological wonders you can imagine. Once again, the borders of human imagination have been moved.
For any further interesting information, you should read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 biggest contsruction projects in the world