Remember the Tower of Babel in the Old Testament and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt? Well, those are two of the tallest and biggest mad-made structure recorded during ancient times.
Apparently, men never stopped dreaming – and building – big things. In our times, we also have numerous gigantic and inventive mad-made structures that will surely amaze you. These man-made structures can vary from monuments and spheres, to lighthouses and radio towers. It’s really awesome how modern technology has evolved and brought us such architectural treasures.
Let’s take a look at the pictures of these massive structures by scrolling down below. We’re sure you will be impressed by the breathtaking photos captured by different photographers from various locations across the world.
High Roller (United States)
Located in Las Vegas Strip, this is the tallest ferris wheel in the entire world with 167.6 meters (550 feet) in height.
NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (United States)
Considered to be the tallest industrial hall across the globe, this building is so huge that it needs special air conditioning to avoid rain clouds from precipitating inside. It reaches as 160 meters high (525 feet).
Ericsson Globe (Sweden)
Located in Stockholm, this one is considered to be the national indoor arena in Sweden and a replica of the solar system. This sphere measures 85 meters (279 feet) in height.
Kuwait Water Towers (Kuwait)
The main tower has 187 meters (614 feet) in height and the other towers serve as the symbol of modern Kuwait.
Anaconda Smelter Stack (United States)
Located in Montana, the tallest masonry tower which is still standing at 178.3 meters (585 feet) in height. Even if it is not in used, the local residents petitioned to preserve and save it from destruction.
Tokyo Skytree (Japan)
A observation and broadcast tower, it has seismic proofing which make it resistant fromearthquakes. It stands 634 meters (2,080 feet) high.
Jeddah Light (Saudi Arabia)
The Jeddah Lighht is regarded as the tallest and most innovative lighthouse with a height of 133 meters (436 feet).
Petronas Twin Towers (Malaysia)
Found in Kuala Lumpur, the twin towers are among the tallest buildings ever made by humans. This measures 452 meters (1,482 feet) in height.
Eiffel Tower (France)
This Paris tourist attraction is the most visited and well-known tower in the world. With its height of 324 meters (1,063 ft)324 meters (1,063 ft), the tower never fails to catch everyone’s eyes.
Olympic Stadium (Canada)
Located in Montreal, the inclined tower of Olympic Stadium has a height of 175 meters (574 feet).
Arecibo Observatory (United States)
Located in Puerto Rico, this is the largest radio largest single-aperture telescope with 150 meters high (492 feet).
Gateway Arch (United States)
This monument arch in Missouri was constructed as America’s symbol of their expansion to the west side of the country. It reaches as high as 192 meters tall (630 feet).
Millau Viaduct (France)
Considered to be the tallest pillar and longest cable-stayed bridge. The pillar itself has a height of 342 meters (1,122 feet).
Dimona Radar Facility (Israel)
Though constructed in Israel, these radio towers are built and owned by the US government. This tracks ballistic missiles through space. This stands 400 meters (1,312 feet) high.
Memorial Cross – Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos (Spain)
This cross is the highest memorial cross in the world with 152.4 meters (500 feet) in height. Constructed Built to honor the people who died during the Spanish Civil War.
Gerbrandy Tower (Netherlands)
Considered as the tallest partially guyed tower which has a height of t is 366.8 meters high (1,203 feet). This tower is primarily used for TV and radio broadcasting.
Kingda Ka (United States)
This attraction from Six Flags, New Jersey is considered to be one of the most terrifying roller coasters in the world with a height of 138.98 meters (456 feet).
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Cote d’Ivoire, Vatican City)
This is as the world’s largest church listed by the Guinness Book of World Records. The dome has a height of 158 meters (518 feet).
Burj Khalifa (United Arab Emirates)
A skyscraper in U.A.E. with a massive height of 829.8 meters (2,722 feet). This is the tallest man-made structure in the entire world.
Have you ever been to one of these places? Or did we miss anything on our list? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!
Breathtaking Images From the 2015 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest
It is really remarkable to see the best photos of amateur and professional photographers around the world. The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest committee has already picked the most beautiful and exceptional photographs for 2015. They selected the winners from over 18,000 global entries in categories of Travel Portraits, Sense of Place, Spontaneous Moments, and Outdoor Scenes. All winners will receive Traveler Magazine subscriptions.
More info: www.nationalgeographic.com
Let us now witness these wonderful and one-of-kind pictures from 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
Russian Photographers Capture Bird’s Eye View Photos of Various Locations Across The World
AirPano, a team of Russian photographers, show us panoramic photos that will surely take your breath away.
These beautiful panoramic photos by AirPano are possibly the most breathtaking ever.
Based in Russia, these photographers and specialists are giving us a majestic bird’s eye of different locations across the world. Their photo shoots take them literally anywhere from the United States to Spain, Greece to Kenya, France to Brazil, and many others.
The pictures are really awesome. If you’ve ever wondered how cities and other destinations look like from above, then here’s your chance to do that without having the need to ride a plane. Yes, the team has already done all the work for you. So all you have to do is sit back, relax, and take a virtual world tour right at the comfort of your own home.
Lovely Pictures of Couples Exploring the World Together
Travelling gets more exciting when you’re with the one you love.
“Travelling,” according to Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, “leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
Although travelling alone can be exciting, nothing compares to the joy of sharing your journeys with the person you love the most – your significant other.
This photo collection of several young couples on picturesque vacation destinations perfectly captures that sentiment.
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