Category Archives: Notable Structures

Russian Diamond Mine

Great photos of a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia at this site. The mine is 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter.

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World’s Strongest Diesel

Wärtsilä of Finland offers the RT-flex96C and RTA96C series of primary motive power diesels for marine applications. These are currently the most powerful diesel engines made. They are also surprisingly efficient, burning just 0.278 lbs per hp per hour at … Continue reading

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Seagaia Resort

Seagaia Resort has its own flame-spitting volcano, crushed white marble “sand”, and it also boasts the world’s largest retractable roof, providing a permanently blue sky. Temperature, wind and humidity are closely controlled to provide an ultra-safe “sea-side” experience. Every hour, … Continue reading

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The Tropics of Germany

In 2002 a company called CargoLifter AG went bankrupt. CargoLifter’s was founded to build and operate heavy-lift airships, but failed before it produced a single one. Prior to it’s failure, CargoLifter commissioned the construction of a hangar for their craft … Continue reading

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The Falkirk Wheel

“Near Falkirk in Scotland, the Forth & Clyde Canal meets with the Union Canal, however at their meeting point the two differ in height by approximately 115 feet. Before the 1930s, travel between these canals was provided by a series … Continue reading

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