The material of concrete raising Houston is using since many years. There are so many ancient structures in the world that were made from concrete. There are so many other techniques are used for concrete like concrete raising Houston, concrete lifting etc. Here are ten best structure made with concrete in the world.
Tallest Freestanding Structure in the Western Hemisphere
At one time, The CN tower in Toronto, Canada, using a climbing concrete formwork was the largest tower in the world. It is 553.33m high and was built, in 1976. It is now listed on the 6th largest tower in the record but still, it is attracting the tourists.
The World’s Heaviest Concrete Structure
Among the Three Gorges Dam, a hydropower dam on the Yangtze River in China is listed the world’s heaviest concrete structure. There were 144,309,356,753.51 pounds of concrete were used on this structure.
The World’s Largest Concrete Pour
The Burj Khalifa which is known as the Khalifa Tower is one of the world’s largest concrete structures. The tower used 330,000 cubic meters of concrete and 22 million men to build the tower. This record was broken by a skyscraper in Los Angeles which is constructing on the Wilshire Grand site.
The World’s Tallest Concrete Dam
The Grande Dixence in Switzerland is the world’s tallest concrete dam. Its height is 285m, used six million cubic meters of concrete on its construction and took eight years to build.
The World’s Longest Concrete Viaduct
The Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct Bridge in Pennsylvania, USA, is the longest concrete viaduct in the world. Its height is 73m and 724m long. It is used for freight trains and runs from Scranton to Binghamton, New York.
The World’s Tallest Concrete Building
The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago (as seen above) is listed in the record of the world’s tallest concrete building. The building was designed by Owings, Adrian Smith of Skidmore, and Merrill. It has 98 floors and completed in 2009 including apartments, a luxury hotel, garage, and shops.
The World’s Longest Continuous Concrete Bridge
This world’s longest title is given to the Pontchartrain Causeway that covers Lake Pontchartrain in Southern Louisiana. It is eight miles long and both bridges are using nine and half concrete pilings. These two parallel bridges also made the Guinness world record in 1960.
World’s Tallest Concrete Statue of Jesus
The statue of Christ the Redeemer, Brazil is number one in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World. The statue took nine years for its completion which was started in 1920. Its weight is 635 tonne and 30.1m tall.
World’s Tallest Concrete Non-Religious Statue
Motherland Calls, Volgograd, Russia was made to give a tribute to the Battle of Stalingrad. It was declared the world’s largest statue in 1967 which is 52m tall. It was using wire ropes and prestressed concrete and considered the world’s tallest non-religious statue of a female.
World’s Longest Tunnel
Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland is the used for high-speed trains and freight trains and is a 35.4-mile long railway tunnel. It will complete next year. The tunnel starts in Erslfeld, Uri, and ends in Bodio, Ticino and has taken 20 years to build.