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Extreme Highways

Highways are important elements in our lives, both for those involved in their construction or anyone else for that matter. All of us need to travel in highways from time to time and they make our lives lot easier. This website not only aspires to provide some useful technical information about practical construction, but also … Continue reading

The Proposed Rotating Skyscraper – Would it be a reality ?

The everchanging concepts of architecture, design or construction of buildings are not only pushing the three dimensions of these structures ie, height, length & width relentlessly, they are also now beginning to extend the frontiers of what could be perceived as the fourth dimension – the creative imagination. While the other three dimensions have practical … Continue reading

World’s Largest Buildings

The Boeing Everett factory in Washington, USA is not only the largest factory building in the world it also holds the distinction of the largest building of any kind in the world by volume. At a staggering 0.472 billion cubic foot this colossal building, occupying an area of almost 100 acres (0.4 million sq.m.) is … Continue reading

World’s largest and busiest Airports

King Fahd International Airport in Saudi Arabia is by far the largest airport in the world in terms of area. Occupying an area of nearly 780 square km, according to some reports, this airport itself is bigger than even it’s neighbouring country Bahrain. However, the entire area has not been utilised yet. Saudi Arabia has … Continue reading

Supertall Buildings of the World

Buildings are often classified as high-rises, mid-rises, skyscrapers, supertalls etc. by their heights. Some cities in the world have now become hubs for skyscrapers and supertall buildings with newer ones showing up every now and then pushing their skylines up further and further. This article lists some of the tallest buildings in the world, either … Continue reading

The tallest building designed by a female architect

The marvelous Aqua Tower in Chicago, USA is claimed to be the tallest building in the world designed by a female architect whose name is Jeanne Gang. However, height is not what it is famous for as there are good number of other buildings around the world that are taller than this one. It is … Continue reading

The fantastic Regatta hotel in Jakarta

This amazing structure overlooking the Java sea, sprawling accross eleven hectres of reclaimed land, is one and the biggest of the eleven towers built in that land. Based on a sea related concept, the ten 30-storey apartment towers represent ten “sailing ships” around a “lighting tower” represented by none other than the gorgeous hotel itself, … Continue reading

World’s longest tunnel

57 km long Gotthard Base Tunnel beneath the Alps between Erstfeld and Amsteg in Switzerland is the longest tunnel in the world meant for passenger or goods transportation. The rail tunnel, drilling of which has already been completed, is expected to be complete in all respect and open for traffic in 2017. This civil engineering … Continue reading

The Great Bridge of China

Well, the title no way attempts to compare this awesome structure with the legacy of The Great Wall, but this one is no mean feat either, by any standard. The 26.4 miles (approx. 42 km) long Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China running accross the Jiaozhou Bay connecting Oingdao and  Huangdao was opened to traffic on 30th of June 2011. With that, the bridge entered the … Continue reading

World’s tallest building – Burj Khalifa

Standing about 830m tall, Burj Khalifa, earlier known as Burj Dubai, is not only the tallest building in the world but also the tallest man-made structure in the world. It is a mixed-use type building built by Emaar Properties at a cost of $1.5 billion approx. The building boasts of 163 habitable floors and a … Continue reading