Category Archives: Structures

More stunning, but scary, glass walkways in China

Designs for four new terrifying but beautiful structures for the Zhiangjiajie National Forest Park in China’s Human province, have been unveiled by their French designers, Martin Duplantier Architectes. The Chinese are fast developing a love-hate relationship with vertigo experiences in their cities and their landscapes, and the spectacular...

Gotthard Base Tunnel Opens

The massive 57-kilometre Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in the Swiss Alps is finally opening this weekend after 17 years of construction. From Sunday 11 December, train passengers will be able to speed between northern & southern Switzerland in 17 minutes, cutting the overall cross-border journey time from...

What’s inside a wind turbine

Ever wondered what a wind turbine looks like inside? And important questions like: How do you climb to the top? How much space is there up there? Why don’t the cables twist as it turns around? Here are the answers, and delivered in a really chirpy, no-nonsense...

Aerial cable car proposal for Chicago

The designers of the London Eye and Brighton i360 are involved in a spectacular new project for Chicago. The Chicago Skyline project – a new aerial cable car tourist attraction – was launched earlier this month by local businessmen, Lou Raizin and Laurence Geller, with plans from...

Now that’s a BIG dam!

Built on the banks of the Paraná River, on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam began operating in 1984 and was finally completed in 2007. Since work started on the dam in 1977, over 20 million people have been to see it. It now...