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10 Craziest Engineering Projects in China

Being a country with over a billion population, transport and utility systems would be in a massive scale like no other country ever experienced. These are China's mega-projects with world records.

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Largest Power Station: Three Gorges Dam.
That also automatically makes it the largest hydroelectric power station on the planet—with maximum output capacity of 22,500 MW from 34 giant turbines. It took nine years long of construction with a staggering 27.6 billion USD, replacing Itaipú Dam that sits in the second place.
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Longest Bridge: Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge.
Believe it or not, this 164.8 km (102.4 mi) viaduct is part of world's longest HSR line—Beijing-Shanghai Line in which three long bridges along this line listed in the 10 longest bridges in the world. Viaducts are common for high-speed train for a smooth ride on uneven terrain.
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Longest High-speed Railway Network: China HSR Network.
Currently, China has over 20,000 km (12,000 mi) of high-speed rail route with projection of 38,000 km (23,600 mi) by 2025. Over 1.1 billion ridership registered in 2015 alone.
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Fastest Supercomputer: Sunway TaihuLight.
Listed as the fastest supercomputer on the planet by since June 2016 at 93 petaflops based on LINPACK benchmark, replacing Tianhe-2, another China's supercomputer. Even astonishing when Sunway TaihuLight 100% relying on homegrown technology especially its CPU.
by FU Haohuan et. al,

Highest Bridge: Sidu River Bridge.
This is the world's highest bridge by a maximum vertical drop distance from deck which is about 496 m (1,627 ft). Commissioned in November 2009 with construction cost of 720 million Yuan. Located in southern part of China with plenty of deep gorges and steep hills, many similar rails and highway bridges were highly ranked in this category.
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Longest Railway Tunnel: Guangzhou Metro Line 3.
Commissioned in 2010 after 5 years of construction, it is longer only by 3.3 km (2 mi) of that newly opened Gotthard Base Tunnel in second place. However there are longer tunnels but most of them function as water transfer.
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Largest Building by Floor Area: New Century Global Center.
Located in Chengdu, sixth largest city in China, this multipurpose building has a floor area of 1.7 million square meters (18 mil sq ft).
Most of floor dedicated for retails, however its also offers houses offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centers, hotels, even water theme park at top of building.

Largest Aperture-filled Telescope: Five-hundred-meter Aperture
Spherical Telescope (FAST).
As its name tells, it has dish with diameter of 500 meter (1,640 ft) made of 4450 triangular panels with 11 meters on each side, in the form of geodesic dome. Begin testing in September 2016, but this radio telescope would be expected to be underutilized due to lack of experts in the area.

Fastest Commercial Operating Train: Shanghai Maglev Train.
Transrapid finally made its first commercial usage of magnetic levitation train as an airport metro ferrying passengers between Longyang Road Station and Pudong international Airport on 30.5 km (19 mi) rail long route. Maximum operating speed is about 431 km/h (268 mph) although its absolute maximum is about 501
km/h (311 mph).
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Among Largest engineering mega-project: South–North Water Transfer Project.
It's a multi-decade running project mega-project since Mao Zedong era aim to deliver 44.8 billion cubic meter of fresh water per year from south to more arid and industrialized northern region such as Beijing, Tianjin and Weihai.

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10 Of World's Largest Mega Construction Projects

Here are 10 mega-construction projects on track to open soon.

Many developers, engineers, and architects have grand ideas, but actually pulling off breathtakingly enormous endeavors is something relatively few accomplish.
Here are 10 mega-construction projects on track to open soon.
Number 10. Beijing Daxing International Airport, China. Despite delays, estimates still place the initial completion stage of what will become the world’s largest airport within this decade. Once fully up an operational, the facility is anticipated to handle roughly 100 million passengers per year.
Number 9. Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Among the many challenges in erecting epic buildings is securing the required funds, but this mixed-used development has finally surmounted that obstacle. Completion is currently slated for 2020, at which time the Kingdom Tower will likely be named the world’s tallest building. 
Number 8. Chernobyl Arch, Ukraine. The 32,000-ton, multi-billion dollar steel structure is intended to keep lingering radioactivity from the 1986 meltdown contained so clean up can move forward. Once installed, likely in 2017, it will remain in use for at least 100 years. 
Number 7. Hotel Abraj Kudai, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the hotel’s doors open in 2017, the massive hospitality venue will boast the most rooms in the world. The 10,000 spaces it has available far outnumber the roughly 6,000 offered by the current record holder, The MGM Grand Hotel of Las Vegas. 
Number 6. Crossrail Project, London, England. Not only is work progressing at a steady pace, it’s happening in the midst of one of the world’s most populated and bustling cities. The first station was finished in September of 2015 and is expected to start welcoming passengers in 2018.
Number 5. Los Angeles Stadium, Inglewood, California. The Rams are officially returning to Los Angeles, and plans to build the team a fancy NFL-worthy stadium are underway. Making the 300-acre arena fan and team-ready is expected to take about 3 years and $2.1 billion.
Number 4. Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland. Boring a 35-mile hole in the base of the Swiss Alps is no small undertaking, but persistence has paid off. The tunnel, which will offer quick passage through the mountains, has arranged a grand opening celebration for June of 2016.
Number 3. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Walkway, China. For some, walking across a bridge roughly 1000 feet above solid ground isn’t quite terrifying enough. That group will no doubt be cheering come May of 2016, when this glass-bottomed, 1200-foot long pedestrian passageway – the most elevated and lengthy on the planet - opens. 
Number 2. Shanghai Disney Resort, China. Disney creates magic, but it doesn’t happen overnight. After about 7 years of planning and building, the company’s latest theme park will open on June 16th. The expansive grounds include rides, attractions, characters, and entertainment. Right next door is an entire Disney-themed town. 
Number 1. World One, Mumbai, India. Among the tallest buildings currently in the works, the entirely residential tower should be ready in 2017. In terms of architecture and design, the massive undertaking has been compared to Chicago’s landmark Willis Tower. 
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9 - The Shanghai Tower
While the Shanghai Tower isn’t technically the tallest building in the world, it is the building in the world with the tallest usable floor. The tower is the world's second-tallest building by height to the architectural top. That’s to say, people can actually take an elevator go to those high floors and experience it for themselves. More on the elevator in a minute.

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre (2,073 ft), 127-storey mega tall skyscraper in Shanghai, of course. The building sports the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure. The deck opened to the public just recently in July of 2016.
One of the coolest things about this building is that it contains the world's fastest elevators. These elevators can zip up those 127 stories at speeds of up to 20.5 meters per second! This skyscraper officially has the Guinness World Record for the fastest elevator, tallest elevator in a building and the fastest double-deck elevator.

8 - Guggenheim Museum
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain is one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture. The museum was the building most frequently named as one of the most important works completed since 1980 in the 2010 World Architecture Survey.

The Guggenheim museum was opened as part of a revitalization effort for the city of Bilbao. Almost immediately after its opening, the Guggenheim became an extremely popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors from around the globe. In its first three years, almost 4 million tourists visited the museum, helping to generate about €500 million in economic activity. The regional council estimated that the money visitors spent on hotels, restaurants, shops and transport allowed it to collect €100 million in taxes, which more than paid for the building cost of the colossal museum.

The building has been so influential, that it’s even spawned a new phrase for architecture and cultural critics: The Bilbao effect. Since the museum doors opened in 1997, it’s been hailed as one of the most important buildings of the 20th century. Now with over two decades of success, the museum has displayed over a hundred exhibitions and has welcomed more than 10 million visitors.

7 - Floating Houses of Amsterdam
Building on land is one story. Building on water is something different altogether. The Netherlands has a history of living close to water and of coping with water’s endless difficulties. Only recently have floating homes been eligible as a significant solution to Holland’s modern housing needs.
Canals with houseboats are of course a familiar sight in Dutch cities and one may find the occasional floating hotel or restaurant. But these are always individual units and bear more resemblance to boats than to houses.

In recent years, however, there has been an increase in the number of water-based housing developments that share more characteristics with land-based housing. These floating dwellings form part of an urban design. The new water-based developments can incorporate several forms of living with the water. Besides floating homes, they may include amphibious homes and homes that stand free of the water on mounds, dykes or other waterside situations. The IJburg district of Amsterdam is to have complete floating neighborhoods, with jetties instead of paved footpaths and city plazas.

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10. The Hubble Telescope
The Hubble Space telescope has changed the way that we see the Universe since its launch in 1990. It was one of the greatest technological achievements at the time, but things almost didn’t work out so well….and all because of a tiny miscalculation.

9. The Havilland Comet
Why are plane windows rounded you ask?? I’ll tell you! Following the second world war, the development of aircraft went into overdrive, with companies realizing the potential that faster commercial travel would offer. During the 1950’s a number of pilots lost their lives in the development of fast jet flight, but in 1952 the world’s first jet airliner was brought into service- the ‘de Havilland Comet’.

8. The Millennium Bridge
The year 2000 was a time when countries around the world felt like they should build something special to celebrate the occasion, but London’s Millennium bridge didn’t quite live up to expectations.

7. The Hindenburg
It was once thought that airships would be the best way to travel, but the infamous case of the Hindenburg kind of was a buzzkill on that idea, following a tragedy that happened due to a design error.

6. French Railway Cars
France’s railway network is one of the best in Europe, and it’s perfect for getting around the country. That’s why in 2014, the results of a 15 billion Euro investment into the Regional Express Trains was welcome news. When the new trains began being delivered, though, it soon became clear that a major mistake had been made- the trains were too wide for the platforms of more than 1,300 of the stations.

5. Big Ben
Does this look familiar? Big Ben is the bell that chimes near the Houses of Parliament in London, but it took its designers more than one attempt to get it right. The first bell cracked during testing in 1857, so it had to be melted down to be recast. The new bell was then lifted into position in 1859, but over the next three days, it also cracked.

4. Mizuho Securities
The financial world is full of stories of those who made it big, and lost it all. But one of the most costly mistakes of all time took place in 2005, when Mizuho Securities Co lost 27 billion yen, or 225 million dollars, on one trade.

3. The Laufenburg Bridge
The Laufenburg bridge was a much hailed project to connect the towns of Laufenburg in Germany with Laufenburg in Switzerland- two twin towns on the opposing banks of the Rhine river that relied on each other.

2. Mars Climate Orbiter
Since its discovery by Galileo in 1610, Mars has captivated people’s imagination! I mean, some people even want to live there!! We love researching Mars! It took hundreds of years to develop the technology to actually visit the red planet but finally, in 1971, Mariner 9 became the first probe to enter its orbit.

1. Ronald Wayne
Ronald Wayne was one of the three founders of Apple in 1976, alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, but you’d be forgiven for not recognizing his name. The reason for this is that he sold his 10% stake in the company just 12 days later for 800 dollars.

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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, which was opened over 81 years ago on May 27, 1937, is arguably the most recognizable bridge in the world. Spanning a one-mile-wide strait known as the Golden Gate, which links the Pacific Ocean to the San Francisco Bay, the historic suspension bridge connects the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California, via U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1.

At a total length of 12,831 feet (or 2.43 miles), the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, also known as the Pearl Bridge, is the world’s longest suspension bridge. Completed in 1998, the suspension bridge links the city of Kobe, located on the Japanese mainland of Honshu, to Iwaya, on Awaji Island.

Built by the Romans halfway through the first century A.D., the Pont Du Gard is part of a 50-kilometer-long aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nimes, formerly known as Nemausus. The tri-level, 5o-meter-high monument, which is constructed of soft yellow limestone blocks, carried water across the Gardon River.

This is the world’s largest rail-carrying and bi-level suspension bridge. It is also the eleventh longest suspension bridge in the world. Completed in 1997, the Tsing Ma Bridge is named after the two main islands it connects, Tsing Yi and Ma Wan. Its main span measures 4,518 feet in length and is 676 feet high.

The 35-kilometer-long Hangzhou Bay Bridge is located in the eastern coastal region of China and connects the municipalities of Jiaxing to the north and Ningbo in the south, in Zhejiang province. At 22 miles, or 36 kilometers long, it is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world. Opened in May 2008, the $1.7 billion dollar bridge is expected to have a lifespan of 100 years.

At 1,125 feet high, the Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the entire world. Ranked as one of the greatest engineering feats of all time, it even received the 2006 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering.

Most of the bridges on today’s list either currently held a world title or did at one point. The Caravan Bridge stakes its claim to fame as the Guinness Record holder for world’s oldest known bridge. Completed in 850 BC, the bridge is located in Izmir, Turkey, and spans the river Meles. The single-arch, slab stone bridge is inconspicuous and simple.

Last, but not least, is the Sidu River Bridge in China, which is the world’s second-highest bridge. The 4,009-foot-long suspension bridge is situated in the mountains of the Sichuan Basin in Badong County of the Hubei Province. Spanning Sidu River Valley, the bridge stands about 1,640 feet above the bottom of a gorge.

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There are over 700,000 elevators throughout the United States alone. In three days, those elevators carry the equivalent of the population of the entire Earth! We’ve become so accustomed to elevators in our everyday life that it’s unlikely something that you consider when traveling or booking your stay at a hotel. However, one of the myriad modern marvels of our time has become the star attraction in many locations throughout the world. If you’re adventurous you’ll go out of your way for the thrill ride of these 10 most insane elevators.

Aqua Dom Elevator
First up, for the Aquarian enthusiasts, is the AquaDom located inside the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Inside is an 82-foot tall cylindrical aquarium containing 1 million liters of water with a built-in transparent elevator where travelers can see over 1500 fish of 97 different species.

Bailong Elevator
Translated into English as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, the Bailong is a glass elevator built onto the side of a cliff located in the People's Republic of China, and is just over one thousand feet high and can reach the top in about a minute. It is claimed to be the highest, and heaviest, elevator in the world with the largest capacity.

Hammetschwand Elevator
What looks like a rocket bound for the stars, Hammetschwand is the highest exterior elevator in Europe, located in Switzerland. Built by hotel and railway businessman Franz Josef Bucher it was the first of its type in the country when it opened in 1905.

Japanese Elevator Toilets
No, this isn’t just some silly novelty. In fact, this is probably one of the most reasonable and practical concerns that have been addressed by Japan’s infrastructure ministry; an idea that perhaps a lot of other countries can learn from.

Falkirk Wheel
Named for the town in which it resides, the Falkirk Wheel is an elevator…for boats! This elevator connects two of Scotland’s central canals, Glasgow and Edinburgh, that haven’t been connected since the 1930s.

Trampe Bicycle Lift
The envy of all urbanites, the Trampe Bicycle lift is the only elevator of its kind and it can be found Trondheim, Norway. First installed in 1993 and then upgraded and rebranded in 2013 under the name Cyclocable, by Skyrail, the elevator links the flat center of Trondheim with one of its residential areas.

Santa Justa Lift
Perhaps one of the most elegantly structured urban elevators, the Santa Justa Lift, also called the Carmo Lift, is an elevator in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, Portugal. This lift connects the lower streets of the Baxia with the higher Carmo Square.

Gateway Arch
“The Gateway to the West”, located in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made structure in the western hemisphere and was built a monument to the western expansion of the United States.

Lloyd’s Building
At first glance, this building doesn’t seem to be anything else but the lair of an evil villain.

Nergio Emergency Evacuation Lift
Powerless and ultra-personal, the “Neri-Go”, developed in Korea, takes up zero space in a structure model and is specifically designed for fire escape in high rise buildings.

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If you had to pick seven ancient wonders of the world, which ones would they be? We've compiled a list of our top 7, from the soaring heights of the Great Pyramid, to the statues of Easter Island, exotic Mayan temples, a Roman amphitheatre, and the Great Wall of China.

In this documentary we explore some of the most awesome ancient wonders, each rich in stories of mystery and intrigue. We take part in the summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge, walk the Great Wall of China, and join archaeologists in Mexico as they hunt for treasure in the Mayan temples. By searching for clues hidden with these historic monuments we can begin to unlock their secrets and reveal the marvels of these ancient wonders of the world.

Great Pyramid of Giza:
The three pyramids of Giza have stood on a high plateau by the Nile for more than 4,500 years. These wonders were built by the ancient Egyptian King Khufu, his son, and his grandson. Khufu's Great Pyramid is the largest and most impressive of them all

Tower of London:
The oldest palace and fortress in Europe. Behind this facade of respectability lie dark blood-curdling tales of terror, sinister acts born of ruthless ambition. For over 900 years these monumental walls have overshadowed the city of London. Even today the Tower of London is one of the capital's most prominent landmarks.

The Colosseum:
A marvel of Roman engineering and the greatest amphitheatre ever built. This huge stadium was designed so that as many Romans as possible could watch the most cruel and violent games the world has ever seen. Thousands died here in the name of popular entertainment.

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies what is possibly the oldest structure on Earth. This is Stonehenge. It was built by prehistoric man and yet amazingly this extraordinary monument is aligned with the cosmos. The arrangement of the stones can predict exactly when the sun and the moon eclipse, and on the longest day of the year, they line up precisely with the midsummer sunrise.

Great Wall of China:
Built across mountain ranges up to 8,000 feet high, the Great Wall of China is a feet of engineering unparalleled in the world. It extends over 4,500 miles from North Korea to the wastes of the Gobi Desert, the same distance as from Miami to the North Pole. The Great Wall of China is the longest manmade structure on the planet.

Easter Island Moai:
This is one of the most isolated places on Earth, yet every year 20,000 tourists make the journey here to see some of the strangest wonders of the world. Easter Island is over 2,000 miles from the nearest habitation in Chile, it's a place with a tragic history, where the events of the past almost destroyed an entire population. 887 gigantic statues dot the island.

Lost City of Palenque:
In the 18th century the Spanish priest was sent by his bishop to explore the dense jungle of Central America. Searching for new land to cultivate he stumbled upon some hauntingly beautiful ruins rising spectacularly out of the forest. This was the Lost City of Palenque.

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