5 Amazing Mega Engineering in the World

From small as nano particles to big as giant earth study, Science and technology continue to amaze us. Today we will represent you 5 Mega Engineering examples that make you stand back in awe. A few decades ago, these constructions were even hard to imagine and today they really exist. But they were never easy to build and include years of effort, thousands of clever minds and physical work. Have a look…

5. Grand Canyon Skywalk

Grand Canyon Skywalk 1Photo credit: Wikimedia commons

It is horseshoe shaped like bridge on the edge of side canyon, the idea of David Jin (a business man from Las Vegas). Grand Canyon Skywalk is a major tourist attraction since March 28, 2007. The structure is 1,219 m above the Colorado River and extends 21 m front the edge. The project took around 1 year to complete. 81,000 pounds of glass and 1 million pounds of steel is used to build the structure which can hold up to 71 million pounds.

4. The Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa.Photo credit: flickr

Location: Dubai
Height: 828 metres
Floors: 163
Completed: 2010
Cost of construction: 
1.5 Billion

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest man made building in the world. It covers 309,473 metre square of area, have 163 floors + 46 maintenance level, designed by Adrian Smith.

3. The Millau Viaduct

Amazing Mega Engineering- The Millau ViaductPhoto credit: flickr

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The Millau Viaduct is a cable stayed bridge designed by British architect Norman Foster and French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux. It is located 270 m above the Tarn River and 2.46 km long. The estimated cost of construction of the structure was $442 USD and has a life span of around 120 years.

2. The Palm Islands

Palm Island Resort Photo credit: Wikimedia commons

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It is an artificial Island in Dubai (finished construction 24 September 2008), in the shape of a palm tree. It is made up of 120 million cubic meters of rock, limestone and sand combined. The outer ring of the island took 100 million cubic meters on its own. The material that was used in construction was enough to build a thin wall around the earth thrice.

1. The Kansai Airport

The Kansai AirportPhoto credit: Wikimedia commons

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It is an international airport located on an artificial island in Osaka. It took around $20 billion to turn a whole project into reality. It was completed by 1994 and was the first ever airport built on the island. Because of much crowed area in Japan, engineers decided to construct an airport on the island which turned into one of the most expensive civil engineering project in the world. It took them 3 years, more than 10 thousand workers and 80 ships to excavate the 21 million cubic meter landfill to build Kansai Airpot.

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