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A historical narrative of the Transcontinental Railroad

By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the host of advances of the industrial age were gradually beginning to reach America, which soon developed a spectacular achievement of its own – the Transcontinental Railway, reaching right across the continent. They battled against hostile terrain, hostile inhabitants, …

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Construction of the Millau Viaduct

2,460 m (8,071 ft): total length of the roadway 7: number of piers 77 m (253 ft): height of Pier 7, the shortest 343 m (1,125 ft): height of Pier 2, the tallest (245 m/804 ft at the roadway’s level) 87 m (285 ft): height of a mast 154: number of shrouds 270 m (886 ft): average height of the roadway 4.20 m …

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Engineering an empire – Carthage Part 3/3

Carthage, a remarkable city-state that dominated the Mediterranean for over 600 years, harnessed their extensive resources to develop some of the ancient world’s most groundbreaking technology. For generations, Carthage defined power, strength and ingenuity, but by the third century B.C., the empire’s existence was threatened by another emerging superpower, Rome. …

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Engineering an empire – Carthage Part 2/3

Carthage, a remarkable city-state that dominated the Mediterranean for over 600 years, harnessed their extensive resources to develop some of the ancient world’s most groundbreaking technology. For generations, Carthage defined power, strength and ingenuity, but by the third century B.C., the empire’s existence was threatened by another emerging superpower, Rome. …

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Construction of the Burj Al Arab 3

A video analyzing the construction of the world’s tallest hotel, the Burj Al-Arab off the coast of Dubai. Rising 321 meters from an artificial island in the Arabian Gulf, this sail-like structure boasts numerous technical innovations, including the largest fabric wall and atrium in the world, and a ‘floating’ restaurant. First envisioned by Dubai’s crown prince, the project was entrusted to an experienced firm of British architects.

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Construction of the Burj Al Arab 2

A video analyzing the construction of the world’s tallest hotel, the Burj Al-Arab off the coast of Dubai. Rising 321 meters from an artificial island in the Arabian Gulf, this sail-like structure boasts numerous technical innovations, including the largest fabric wall and atrium in the world, and a ‘floating’ restaurant. First envisioned by Dubai’s crown prince, the project was entrusted to an experienced firm of British architects.

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