Tagged: Structural engineering

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Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Asia

Mankind always dreams to build something megalithic if we follow the history of this planet. Starting from the Great Pyramid of Giza built by the pharaohs, to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was built...

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Top 5 observation deck

An observation deck, observation platform or viewing platform is an elevated sightseeing platform usually situated upon a tall architectural structure such as a skyscraper or observation tower. Fitted with railings or fencing for safety,...

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Eiffel Tower 125 years

125 years ago this month the Eiffel Tower was opened but surprisingly everybody hated it at first. 1. In 1884, two engineers set out to create a centerpiece for the upcoming 1889 Universal Exposition in...

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The original bridge below the water surface

Original way, not an easy task decide Dutch architects. During the reconstruction of the XVII century fort on them needed to throw a pedestrian bridge over a water-filled moat, but do it in such...

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Flying Drawbridge, Netherlands

Located in the city of Leeuwarden in the Netherlands is Slauerhoffbrug (English: Slauerhoff Bridge), a fully automatic bascule bridge sometimes referred to as a ‘tail bridge’. Slauerhoffbrug, which is affectionately known as the ‘Flying...