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Being a country with over a billion population, transport and utility systems would be in a massive scale like no other country ever experienced. These are China's mega-projects with world records. Subscribe us: ▶ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Engineering8 ▶ Our Tweets: https://twitter.com/YT_Engineering8 ▶ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Engineering8Channel ▶ Tumblr: http://engineering8.tumblr.com/ ▶ Google+ page: https://goo.gl/upGvEV Largest Power Station: Three Gorges Dam. That also automatically makes it the largest hydroelectric power station on the planet—with maximum output capacity of 22,500 MW from 34 giant turbines. It took nine years long of construction with a staggering 27.6 billion USD, replacing Itaipú Dam that sits in the second place. CC-BY: by Matthias Alles, https://goo.gl/8zjYwU Longest Bridge: Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge. Believe it or not, this 164.8 km (102.4 mi) viaduct is part of world's longest HSR line—Beijing-Shanghai Line in which three long bridges along this line listed in the 10 longest bridges in the world. Viaducts are common for high-speed train for a smooth ride on uneven terrain. CC-BY: by Leonhard Weese, https://goo.gl/oAWzjX by Siyuwj, https://goo.gl/9j92dy by Lian Chang, https://goo.gl/nwxa3A Longest High-speed Railway Network: China HSR Network. Currently, China has over 20,000 km (12,000 mi) of high-speed rail route with projection of 38,000 km (23,600 mi) by 2025. Over 1.1 billion ridership registered in 2015 alone. CC-BY: by Michael Gwyther-Jones, https://goo.gl/FL6zXJ by Howchou, https://goo.gl/ZupLZy by антон хайров, https://goo.gl/UBzuDF Fastest Supercomputer: Sunway TaihuLight. Listed as the fastest supercomputer on the planet by top500.org since June 2016 at 93 petaflops based on LINPACK benchmark, replacing Tianhe-2, another China's supercomputer. Even astonishing when Sunway TaihuLight 100% relying on homegrown technology especially its CPU. CC-BY: by FU Haohuan et. al, https://goo.gl/p71Bjp Highest Bridge: Sidu River Bridge. This is the world's highest bridge by a maximum vertical drop distance from deck which is about 496 m (1,627 ft). Commissioned in November 2009 with construction cost of 720 million Yuan. Located in southern part of China with plenty of deep gorges and steep hills, many similar rails and highway bridges were highly ranked in this category. CC-BY: by Glabb, https://goo.gl/uVFutY, https://goo.gl/dlCPmi Longest Railway Tunnel: Guangzhou Metro Line 3. Commissioned in 2010 after 5 years of construction, it is longer only by 3.3 km (2 mi) of that newly opened Gotthard Base Tunnel in second place. However there are longer tunnels but most of them function as water transfer. CC-BY: by 柯宏韜, https://goo.gl/NRYFdF Largest Building by Floor Area: New Century Global Center. Located in Chengdu, sixth largest city in China, this multipurpose building has a floor area of 1.7 million square meters (18 mil sq ft). Most of floor dedicated for retails, however its also offers houses offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centers, hotels, even water theme park at top of building. Largest Aperture-filled Telescope: Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST). As its name tells, it has dish with diameter of 500 meter (1,640 ft) made of 4450 triangular panels with 11 meters on each side, in the form of geodesic dome. Begin testing in September 2016, but this radio telescope would be expected to be underutilized due to lack of experts in the area. Fastest Commercial Operating Train: Shanghai Maglev Train. Transrapid finally made its first commercial usage of magnetic levitation train as an airport metro ferrying passengers between Longyang Road Station and Pudong international Airport on 30.5 km (19 mi) rail long route. Maximum operating speed is about 431 km/h (268 mph) although its absolute maximum is about 501 km/h (311 mph). CC-BY: by Hikosaemon, https://goo.gl/TbmVmY by Victor Cherniavsky, https://goo.gl/KLvFeF Among Largest engineering mega-project: South–North Water Transfer Project. It's a multi-decade running project mega-project since Mao Zedong era aim to deliver 44.8 billion cubic meter of fresh water per year from south to more arid and industrialized northern region such as Beijing, Tianjin and Weihai.
This video features world's most unusual interchanges from any metrics—such as design, driving experience, project costs, historic values and many more.. Youtube Channel: http://goo.gl/H4x2vr Our Tweets: https://twitter.com/YT_Engineering8 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Engineering8Channel Tumblr: http://engineering8.tumblr.com/ Google+ page: https://goo.gl/upGvEV 10. Gravely Hill Interchange Also called 'Spaghetti Juction', its is one of earliest stack interchange in the world as it opened in 1972. It is located in Birmingham, England. 9. Gate Tower Building Located in Osaka, Japan; it is the only elevated interchange that goes into buildings. It happens due to landlord refused to gave up land, hence the an agreement archived with such design. 8. Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange Found in Los Angeles, USA; it is one of a few five-level stack interchanges existed in America. What makes this one so special since it also integrated with metro line and bus transit station right in the middle. 7. Nanpu Bridge Interchange Located right in the middle of Shanghai, it's unique circular design is a smart way to integrate 3 highways while elevating traffic into a very high bridge at the same time. 6. Porta Maggiore Road that go around this historic monument give drivers hurrendous experience with trams and train railways cross exist every 20 feet. 5. Springfield Interchange Being most busiest interchange in USA, it also host two interchange in one place—one for regular highways, another for HOV. It costs 676 million USD which makes it the most expensive intersection in USA (maybe even world). 4. Oyamazaki Interchange Can be found in Osaka, Japan. This tentacles junction makes driver go rounds few times before exit the interchange. Another crazy fact is two unnecessary branch which leads to same destination. 3. Arc de Triomphe Roundabout Being Paris famous landmarks, it also serve 12 roads by its wide roundabout. The traffic atmosphere would trigger question if you are still in Europe. 2. Yan'an Interchange This is the only 6 level stack interchange and the highest stack number on the planet. It joints two elevated motorways while pedestrian overpass and local crossroads uninterrupted. 1. Magic Roundabout Located in Swindon, England; it contains five small roundabouts on each entrance of roads. Its design may look insane but the it works in dispersing traffic into bigger area and accident rate statistic is fine too. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor) This video features images from personalities stated in links below which are licensed under CC BY https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ List of original image owners. (list cannot written here since its too long according to YouTube): http://psudatabase.com/CC-BY-credits-youtube-aVJcPWgCDHQ.txt Hep Cats by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500022 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
From Beijing National Aquatics Center to Shanghai World Financial Center here are 20 Most Amazing Architecture in China! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr # 10 Shanghai World Financial Center The Shanghai World Financial Center is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and easily the tallest building in Shanghai. It is distinguished by its unique shape, 101 stories and 1,621 feet/494.3 meters tall. It is a mixed space that has a ground level mall, hotels, office spaces, and observational decks. # 9 Beijing National Stadium The Beijing National Stadium was built in 2008 for the 2008 Summer Olympics. It’s also known as the Bird’s Nest because of the lattice structure that covers the whole structure. It has a capacity of 91,000 total and had a record attendance of nearly just as many people. Currently, it does not have much use. # 8 Beijing National Aquatics Center The Beijing National Aquatics Center was another structure built for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Although it’s not actually in the shape of a cube, it is colloquially known as the Water Cube. During the Olympics swimmers broke 25 world records but after the Olympics ended officials struggled to find a use for the building. Now, after a 200 million Yuan (you-en) revamp it has turned into an indoor Water Park. It is also slated to host curling events at the 2022 Winter Olympics. # 7 The Lotus Building In Wujin, China is the Lotus Building, a building that looks like a floating, lit lotus flower floating on a pool of water. It was built by the Australian architecture firm Studio 505 and obviously modeled after the iconic lotus flower. It is a flashy building that serves as the building for the city planning bureau - a major upgrade for a bureaucratic government committee. # 6 Ring of Life The Ring of Life is a super clean structure in Fushun, China and stands at 515 feet tall. It is a giant steel structure in the shape of a giant shape. It has an observation deck, and it is lit up by 12,000 LED lights. The strange thing is that it is built out in the middle of nowhere as a way to attract a tourist industry to the area. It used around 3,000 tons of steel and cost around $16 million US dollars. # 5 New Century Global Center The New Century Global Center is known as the biggest building by volume in the world. It is famous for the fact that 20 of the Sydney Opera House could fit inside of it. Inside of this center in Chengdu is an amazing amount of facilities like an entire University Complex, one of the biggest shopping centers in the world, an entire IMAX theater, and a faux Mediterranean village. # 4 Phoenix International Media Center This building is the home for Phoenix Satellite Television and is officially called the Phoenix International Media Center but is colloquially known as the Little Bird’s Nest. It is reportedly modeled after a Mobius strip which is why it has a round shape and continuous surface. It has office space and recording studios for everything in the production pipeline of Phoenix TV which is a Hong Kong broadcasting firm that distributes to mainland China. It is not only stylish but takes green practices into account, and the surfaces of the building collect rainwater to be recycled. # 3 Zoho Peaks The Zoho Peaks in Beijing were designed to look like a cluster of mountains, and they certainly live up to their namesake. They are a mixed space building utilized as both a retail space and office complex, but primarily it decorates the Beijing skyline with a unique looking building. # 2 Coiling Dragon Cliff This skin-tingling glass walk is the Coiling Dragon skywalk is installed 984 feet up on the Tianmen (chee-ann-min) Mountain in one of China’s national parks. It is a 100 meter or 110-yard long walk on an almost completely transparent glass structure. Parts of the skywalk overlook the popular Tongtian Avenue, a mountain path that has 99 turns and snakes into the Tianmen mountain. The walkway is more than stable, but you can see tourists clinging to the cliff afraid of falling while the bolder of heart sit directly on the glass overlooking the deathly fall. # 1 Linked Hybrid This building from Steven Holl Architecture firm has been called a city within a city because of the plethora of different facilities that use the space inside. The Linked Hybrid has been named the best tall building of Australia and Asia because it comes with office space, education facilities, even a jazz club. The building itself consists of eight different towers that are linked together by sky bridges. It’s a compound that seeks to streamline city life by minimizing the amount of time people have to commute every day.
Ancient Fenghuang, a village in central China, used to be a frontier town, separating the Han civilization from the Miao and Dong minorities. It was an important regional center for trade and cultural exchange. The riverside setting of the village, with its wooden stilt houses and narrow mysterious back alleys, makes it one of the most attractive places in the region. These days, it has become a major tourist destination. While some traditions remain, much of the town has been set up to cater for the influx of new visitors, in some ways changing the face of the village beyond recognition. Either way, Fenghuang provides an interesting glimpse of the many challenges and contrasts that exist in China today. Copyright of all footage: Hoffer Media
Lo and behold, 10 world's longest bridges. Guess which country dominant in this list. Subscribe us: Youtube Channel: http://goo.gl/H4x2vr Our Tweets: https://twitter.com/YT_Engineering8 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Engineering8Channel Tumblr: http://engineering8.tumblr.com/ Google+ page: https://goo.gl/upGvEV 10. Donghai Bridge; Yangshan Port, China 9. Hangzhou bay Bridge; Zhejiang, China 8. Yangchun Bridge; Beijing, China 7. Manchac Swamp Bridge; Louisiana, USA 6. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway; Louisiana, USA 5. Beijing Grand Bridge; Beijing, China 4. Bang Na Expressway; Bangkok, Thailand 3. Weinan Weihe Grand Bridge; Xi'an, China 2. Tianjin Grand Bridge; Tianjin, China 1. Danyang-Kushan Grand Bridge; Shanghai, China Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_bridges_in_the_world This video features images from personalities stated in links below which are licensed under CC BY https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ List of original image owners. (list cannot written here since its too long according to YouTube): http://psudatabase.com/CC-BY-credits-youtube-yPUFxXjlr6Q.txt I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (https://www.youtube.com/editor)
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