Starting from Britain to the Middle East and China, engineers and architects are extending the boundaries of possibility as they strive to create the mega structures beyond the reach of any individual.
Let's have a look at some of the phenomenal structures!
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Hotel Abraj Kudai in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is currently under construction and going to open this year. When completed, it will be the largest hotel in the world, consisting 12 towers 45 storeys high, with 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants, and five rooftop helipads. The Grand Mosque is upgraded to accommodate more than two million pilgrims every hajj, and another step towards the 'Mecca-Hattan'.
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The architect Adrian Smith, who designed the Burj is working on a new tower in Jeddah which will smash the records of the tallest building. This skyscraper is also known as Mile-High Tower and planned to complete in 2020 and will be the first structure to reach the one-kilometer height.
The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26th April 1986. The engineers of the Ukraine have developed 360 ft-high domes on the Chernobyl nuclear reactor which will cover the hole that had opened up above the destroyed reactor and will help to prevent further radiation from spilling out into the surrounding area. It's an insanely difficult project ever executed.
The world's largest airport is going to be reconstructed in Beijing, China. Zaha Hadid (the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize) has been brought in to add her magic to Beijing's Daxing Airport. The new terminal one will have a radial spoke-like plan, designed to reduce passenger travel distances.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is an ongoing construction project which consists of a series of bridges and tunnels crossing the Lingdingyang channel which connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macau, three major cities in the Pearl River Delta in China. The 50 kilometers (31 miles) in length, it'll take the title of the longest water span in the world from another of China's bridges in Jiaozhou Bay.
Crossrail is an 118-kilometre (73-mile) Railway line between Paddington to Abbey Wood which is under construction in London and due to open in December 2018. State of the art trains will be 200 meters long, accommodating up to 1,500 passengers and around 200 million passengers will be traveling on Crossrail each year.
Populous is a global architecture and design firm which is designing the stadium for the French Rugby Federation that will accommodate 82,000 fans and boast a retractable pitch. It's one of a generation of stadiums that are moving towards a more stately, civic appearance, reports- The Guardian.