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Articles - world's largest structures
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Image: Japan's Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge is the world's longest single-span suspension bridge. But during construction in 1995, it was rocked by an earthquake in Kobe, Japan. The bridge withstood the quake, but the question remainsócould it one day collapse?

Image: Malaysia's Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

The 450-meter Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers on the planet, pushed the outer limits of construction technology and stand as a symbol of Malaysian pride and modernity. But building the towers was a construction challenge like no other and the six-year endeavor turned out to be a high-risk project with a hugely ambitious schedule.

Image: NORAD


When the Cold War was looming, the United States and Canada built an aerospace defense command center deep inside a Colorado mountain. But it wasn't easy... It was a race against time as the military overcame engineering and technical challenges to build NORAD before it became too late!

Image: U.S.S. Virginia

U.S.S. Virginia

Built to answer America's 21st century military needs, the U.S.S. Virginia represents the first major redesign of nuclear subs since the end of the Cold War. Learn how this state-of-the-art nuclear vessel came to be from the designers and engineers that worked on it.

Image: Ultimate Casino

Ultimate Casino

In the high-stakes game of Las Vegas Strip real estate, follow powerful developers, designers and construction crews as they build the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino. Workers reproduce Venice's most famous features in exacting detail and incredible time, leaving an immense structure and legacy in the Nevada desert.

Image: Ultimate Roller Coaster

Ultimate Roller Coaster

Riders of the Kingda Ka roller coaster in New Jersey reach 128 miles per hour (205 kilometers per hour) in only four seconds, shoot up a 90-degree incline, and see the park from 45 stories in the air. Find out how workers overcome major engineering and weather challenges, and last minute mechanical trouble, to design and construct this world record-breaking ride.


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