Every decade that has gone past us has seen true human engineering feats, which have made us realize the glory of human power. These engineering wonders have paved the way for human civilization and growth. We need to remember the sweat and brain of numerous remarkable engineers in creating such architectural wonders. Exploring some of these structures will take you to a realm of wonder. Here they are:
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. It spreads across Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping. It is the largest power station in the world and the second largest in generating electricity annually.
Hagia Sophia, one of the most important landmarks ofIstanbul, is a museum now. Initially it was an Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later on it became a mosque. This “Shrine of the Holy Wisdom of God” is said to have changed the history of architecture.
Florence Cathedral, which is known as the Basilica di Santa MariadelFiore, is the prominent church of Florence in Italy. The basilica is one of the largest churches in the world. It has included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai,United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world at 829.84 m. The total cost for the project was about US$1.5 billion.
The Millau Viaduct is a cable-stayed road bridge which spreads across the valley of river Tarn near Millau in southernFrance. It is the tallest bridge in the world and the 12th highest bridge in the world, at 270 meters.
LHC is the largest and highest energy particle accelerator in the world. It was constructed by the European Organization for Nuclear Research from 1998 to 2008. It was built with the aim of allowing physicists to test the predictions of different theory of particle physics and high-energy physics.
Colosseum, or the Coliseum, is an elliptical amphitheatre located in the heart of the city of Rome,Italy. It is the largest structure ever built in theRoman Empire. It is the living example of ancient Roman architecture and engineering excellence.
ISS is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. It follows the Salyut, Almaz, Skylab and Mir stations as the ninth space station to be inhabited.
Pyramids, which were once built by ancient civilizations, can be seen in many parts of the world. Khufu’s Pyramid is built entirely from limestone. It can be considered as an architectural masterpiece. It contains around 1,300,000 blocks ranging in weight from 2.5 tones to 15 tones.
This historical monument, built by the Chinese Empire to protect against intrusions, is a series of fortifications. It has been made with stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials.