Bailong Elevator: Would You Dare Ride This Insanely Tall Outdoor Lift?

Bailong Elevator: Would You Dare Ride This Insanely Tall Outdoor Lift?

00 Bailong elevator is officially the tallest outdoor lift or elevator in the world, according to Guinness World Records. Its name means “Hundred Dragons Elevator”. Literally hewn into the side of a cliff in Wilingyaun area of China, the whole structure rises 326 meters up the cliff. The incredible Bailong Elevator in Hunan, China was honored in 2015 at a special Guinness World Records certificate presentation event. Amazingly, the upper 171.4 meters of the structure is above…

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The 10 Coolest Bridges That Cross Borders

The 10 Coolest Bridges That Cross Borders

00 Who doesn’t like bridges? They’re so useful when it comes to cutting travel times or having to carry your car across water of course. Today we are not going to talk about records because we are here to find out the 10 coolest bridges that cross borders. It goes without saying that this list purely concentrates on ten handpicked bridges that cross borders, not the best, biggest, most expensive toll, etc. We’ve tried to…

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Turkey Opens Third Bridge Between Continents In Megaproject Drive

Turkey Opens Third Bridge Between Continents In Megaproject Drive

00 Turkey, by virtue of its geography, connects Asia and Europe, the Balkans and the Caucasus. It opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges on Friday, the latest megaproject in a $200 billion building spree in the country as reported byReuters. This infrastructure drive is transforming Europe’s biggest city, which straddles the Bosphorus Strait. In a little more than a decade, Istanbul’s skyline has soared, new highways have been built, and the length of the…

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Highest and longest glass bridge opens over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Highest and longest glass bridge opens over China’s Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

00 The structure, which is 6m wide and 430m long, spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in central Hunan province The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge has opened in China’s spectacular Zhangjiajie mountains – the inspiration for American blockbuster Avatar. Measuring 430m (1,400ft) long and suspended 300m above the ground, the bridge spans the canyon between two mountain cliffs in Zhangjiajie park in China’s central Hunan province. China’s 300m high cliff walk for…

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Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

Giant Cofferdams Allow for Construction Underwater

00 When engineers need to build supporting structures in areas that would otherwise be underwater, they construct temporary walls called cofferdams. A cofferdam is a wall structure that is built into the floor of a water basin, made watertight, then the water is pumped out to allow for a dry workspace. In terms of geotechnical engineering, the process isn’t as simple as just pushing walls into the ground, engineers have to carefully desing the structure…

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Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

Multi-story Bamboo Treehouse Held Together Only By Rope

00 If you are looking to build your next home, but you just hate using pesky nails and screws, then we have found the perfect construction method for you. Penda is a Beijing-based architecture firm that builds treehouses from bamboo with absolutely no fasteners. All that is used in the construction process is bamboo and rope, according to Tech Insider. You may not think this is a big deal, but when you consider that many…

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Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

Millennium Tower in San Francisco is Sinking

00 A $350 million skyscraper in San Francisco has sunk 16 inches in the last 8 years as well as started to tilt to one side. The Millennium Tower is filled with condos for the rich and famous, with prices ranging above $10 million. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, an independent contractor was hired to determine the extent of the settling problems for the building, and now the task is how to fix them. For…

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JR Reveals Massive Athletic Sculptures to Open the Olympics

JR Reveals Massive Athletic Sculptures to Open the Olympics

00 [Image Source: JR] JR, an incredible French artist, recently revealed two massive magnificent sculptures just prior to the opening of the 2016 summer Olympics. The two sculptures unveiled depict athletes that interact with the city. The first of which is of an unknown diver diving into the water near Rio’s Barra. The second is of a Cologne-based, Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss high jumping over a 25 story building. “He missed out on…

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The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships

The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships

00 You probably know about the Titanic, but it was actually just one in a trio of state of the art ocean liners back in the day. The Olympic class ships were built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line, including the Olympic, Brittanic, and Titanic. What you may not now is that the Titanic wasn’t even the flagship of this class, in fact, the Olympic launched first, and it also got into…

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Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster Will Send Your Heart Racing

00 [Image Source: Flickr] If you are a thrill seeker, then you are going to love this pedal-powered roller coaster that sits above a dense forest in Okayama City, Japan. As you pedal yourself around the precarious track, there aren’t any safety measures other than a dinky little seatbelt. You can move at your own pace, but if you go too slow, the people behind you may start ramming you with their cart. Everything on the car is…

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