Top 10 Recent Structures Raising the Bar for Structural Engineering
Top 10 Recent Structures Raising the Bar for Structural Engineering<br />Structural Analysis Group 2<br />Katelyn Beatty, Ray Hoon, <br />Lindsey Olmstead, & Kenny Pritchard<br />
Tallest Building on the Face of This Planet Earth<br />Constructed 2004-2010 <br />Opening 4 January 2010<br />Height:<br />Roof 828 m (2,717 ft)<br />Top floor 621.3 m (2,038 ft)<br />The BurjKhalifaDubai, United Arab Emirates<br />http://www.wired.com/culture/design/magazine/15-12/mf_baker<br />
<ul><li>Completed in 2009: Located in New York City & Considered to Be the Greenest Building in the World.
Completed In 2008 for the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China<br />World’s Largest Steel Structure<br />110,000 Tons of Steel Were Used In the Construction<br />Beijing National StadiumBeijing, China<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium<br />
Longest Trans-Oceanic Bridge<br />Opened May 1st, 2008<br />22 Miles in Length<br />Hangzhou Bay BridgeEastern China<br />http://www.hangzhoubaybridge.com/bridge.asp<br />
Completed in 2008 at Cost of 9 billion Dollars (One of the Most Expensive Scientific Structures to Date)
Funded and Built By In Collaboration with Over 10,000 Scientists & Engineers From Over 100 Countries</li></ul>Large Hadron ColliderUnderneath the France-Switzerland Border Near Geneva<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider<br />
World’s Tallest Suspension Bridge: 886ft Clearance Beneath the Span<br />Opened in December of 2004<br />The Millau ViaductTarn River, South of France<br />http://www.iabse.org/association/awards/ostrac/Millau.php<br />
Has the Longest Span of Any Suspension Bridge<br />Located Across the Akashi Strait in Japan<br />Completed in 1998<br />Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (The Pearl Bridge) Japan<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashi-Kaiky%C5%8D_Bridge<br />
<ul><li>Construction Began in 1998 & Scheduled to be Completed by 2011
Composed of 16 Different Parts, Each Individually Launched Into Space
Once Fully Operational, Can Be Seen With the Naked Eye From Earth
Due to Budget Constraints, It’s a Joint Venture Between Multiple Countries Including the US, Russia, Japan and European Countries
Believed To Be the Most Expensive Object Ever Constructed At An Estimated Cost of 160 billion USD</li></ul>International Space Station<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station<br />
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