Our world is already full of amazing structures that leave us in awe, but, as is the nature of human beings, we always want something bigger and better. Therefore, we keep coming up with new, extreme engineering ideas which make that which came before pale into insignificance. The following giant infrastructure projects have reshaped or are reshaping our world and prove that human ingenuity knows no bounds.
China’s Pingtang telescope was completed in September 2016, and is now the world’s largest radio telescope. The dish itself measures an incredible 1,640 feet across and it is capable of picking up signals from more than 1,000 light-years from earth.
The Gothard Base Tunnel opened in Switzerland on 1st June, 2016. This tunnel, which took 17 years to complete, at 35 miles long, is the longest and deepest train tunnel in the world. It provides fast and efficient traveling through the Alps.