These days, it cannot be denied that the world is embracing great technological innovations. Because of this, a lot of high-tech equipments are brought into existence, making the impossible things in the past possible. Engineering wonders have been engineered and invented. In relation to this, here are the top 10 engineering wonders the modern world has to offer:
10. Channel Tunnel
This is actually an underwater rail tunnel that measures 32 miles long. This is also called Channel. Channel is linking places of England and France, particularly Folkstone and Coquelles. This is a joint engineering project of France and England.
9. Bailong Elevator
When it comes to elevator, nothing can beat the Bailong elevator as far as weight and height are concerned. It’s primarily made from glass materials. This is built in a cliff that can be found in China, particularly in Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie.
8. The Large Hadron Collider
The modern physics has indebted a lot from this highest and largest particle-energy accelerator in the world. It can be found in an underground tunnel in Geneva, Switzerland that measures 574 feet long and 17 miles in circumference.
7. Chandra X-Ray Observatory
This great engineering wonder was launched on July 23, 1999 by NASA. This is actually an X-Ray telescope that is the most powerful in the world. The universe’s high energy regions are taken with x-ray images, which will be very helpful in the studies and researches of scientists, through the help of this engineering wonder.
This wide-field imaging facility can be found in the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy. This facility is very helpful in observing the immeasurable sky with the help of small-sized collection of mirrors together with a bigger-sized digital camera purposely assembled by great engineers. Pan-STARRS stands for Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System.
5. Palm Islands
This world’s biggest man-made islands is a project completed by the excellent construction company known as Nakheel Properties. It’s right there in the Persian Gulf that is near Dubai. It’s off the coast of the Muslim country, United Arab Emirates.
4. Beijing National Stadium
When it comes to steel structure, the largest one in the world is the Beijing National Stadium. This is an Olympic stadium, but it looks like a work of art. In fact, this stadium is also known for its tag name as Bird’s Nest.
This warship is also known as USS George H.W. Bush that costs $6.2 billion on its completion. It’s amongst those biggest warships that can be found in the world. It has a measurement of 1,092 feet long. At present, it can be found in Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
2. Millau Viaduct
This road bridge is the tallest one in the world, which has 1,125 feet height. It can be found in Millau, France. During summer vacations, the traffic between Barcelona and Paris is really heavy. However, this is now given with the best solution with the presence of Millay Viaduct.
1. Three Gorges Dam
This is the biggest concrete structure in the world. It’s actually a hydroelectric power station that can be found in China, particularly in Sandouping, Hubei. The electrical power that can be produced by this dam can be compared to the amount of electricity produced by 18 nuclear power plants.
These are the top 10 engineering wonders the modern world has to offer. These are really some sorts of great achievements to their creators.