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10 Most Incredible Open-Pit Mines

Open-pit mining, open-cut mining or opencast mining is a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. The result of using this technique is a huge visible scar on the earth surface. Here is a list of 10 incredible such open-pit mines. 1. Mirny Mine, Russia − Mirny Mine is an...

10 Coolest Elevators In The World

1. The Hammetschwand Lift, Switzerland – The highest exterior elevator in Europe. It connects a spectacular rock path with the lookout point Hammetschwand on the Bürgenstock plateau overlooking Lake Lucerne. The elevator whisks passengers 153 meters up to the summit of the Hammetschwand in less than one minute and is a major tourists...

10 Most Awesome Artificial Islands

An artificial island or man-made island is an island or archipelago that has been constructed by people rather than formed by natural means. They are created by expanding existing islets, construction on existing reefs, or amalgamating several natural islets into a bigger island. They are often used to expand urban territory for cities located by...

10 Tallest Dams In The World

The following list contains the 10 tallest dams in the world. Other methods of comparing dams is by their volume or by the volume of the reservoir they create. 1. Nurek Dam, Tajikistan – 300 m (980 ft). The tallest dam in the world, located on the Vakhsh River is an earth fill embankment dam. Construction of the dam began in 1961 and was...

10 Most Famous Monuments In Europe

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France – Perhaps the most famous structure in the world, and the icon for Paris and France, this iron tower is located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel who designed it in 1889. With height of 324 meters, the tower is the tallest structure in Paris and was the tallest tower in the...

10 Tallest Towers In The World

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The engineering definition of a tower is a tall man-made structure, always taller than it is wide, meant for regular access by humans, but not for living in or office work. These towers are often observation towers, radio towers or TV towers.  The following list contains the tallest towers in the world. If you’re looking for the list tallest...

10 Tallest Buildings In The World

This is a list of the tallest buildings in the world. This means that the list only include man-made structures that are meant for living in or office work, and does not include towers like radio towers or observation towers. For a list of the tallest towers in the world – click here (this list was last updated in June 2016) 1. Burj Khalifa...

10 Longest Suspension Bridge Spans

The world’s longest suspension bridges are listed according to the length of their main span which is the length of suspended roadway between the bridge’s towers. 1. Akashi Kaikyō Bridge, Japan – main span of 1,991 meters (6,532 ft) – opened in 1998. Links the city of Kobe on the mainland of Honshu to Iwaya on Awaji Island...

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