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Tuesday's marvels of engineering

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Empire State Building

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total...
Hoover Dam

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, formerly called Boulder Dam, dam in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, at the Arizona-Nevada border, U.S. Constructed between 1930 and 1936, it is the highest concrete arch dam in the United States. It impounds Lake Mead, which extends for 115...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Langeled Pipeline

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Langeled Pipeline

The 1,166 km Langeled Pipeline has helped Norway and Britain to scale new heights with regard to their oil and gas export and import business. Part of the Ormen Lange gas field, the...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Channel Tunnel

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Channel Tunnel

Channel Tunnel, also called Eurotunnel, rail tunnel between England and France that runs beneath the English Channel. The Channel Tunnel, 31 miles (50 km) long, consists of three tunnels: two for rail traffic and a central tunnel for services and security....
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Pearl Bridge

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: Pearl Bridge

The Pearl Bridge (Akashi-Kaikyo)  is holding the title of “World’s Longest Suspension Bridge” with a span of 1,991 meters (6,532 ft). The second longest suspension bridge is China’s Xihoumen Bridge. The bridge links the city...