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10 of the Top Construction Projects in the World

10 OF THE TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN IN THE WORLD THE CHANNEL TUNNEL Cost: (€) £4.65 billion (equivalent to £12 billion in today's money) United Kingdom /France There are 7.6-meter-wide tunnels and Construction Began: one escape tunnel 1988 Construction Finished: The tunnel dips to 1994 depths of 75 meters below the seabed The tunnel is 31.4 miles long LONDON CROSSRAIL Cost: £17.6 billion London, United Kingdom Eight tunneling machines were used in the construction Construction Began: 1941 Crossrail is currently Construction Finished: Europe's largest infrastructure Ongoing project 26 New Miles of Tunnel Recently Added, Connecting 40 Stations DUBAILAND Cost: £64 billion Dubai UAE Dubailand is already one of the most expensive projects in history, and it's not Construction Began: 2003 even finished Construction Finished: Scheduled 2025 It's going to also house the world's largest hotel 278 square kilometers THREE GORGES DAM Cost: £59 billion China The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station Construction Began: 1994 Straddles the 666 Construction Finished: Yangtze River 2003 40 meters wide, and more than 2,300 meters long HIGH SPEED 2 (HS2) Cost: Estimates Runs as High as £70-85 billion United Kingdom Replaces the UK's older railway tracks with new tracks, capable of 225mph trains Construction Began: 2017 HS2 would link London with the North of England Construction Finished: Scheduled openings 2028-2040 350 Miles of New Track INTERNATIONAL Cost: £60 billion + SPACE STATION Space Predominantly built with Russian rockets and the Space Shuttle Construction Began: 1998 Launch Set to be crashed into Construction Finished: the ocean in 2020 Ongoing after 26 years in space 419,725kg BEIJING AIRPORT Cost: €) £4.65 billion (equivalent to £12 billion in today's money) Beijing, China Soon to be bigger than Dubai's Al Maktoum Airport in terms of cost, size and passengers Construction Began: 1958 Construction Finished: 1994 The first building phase was completed in time for the 2008 Olympics 100,983,290 passengers in 2018 GREAT MAN-MADE Cost: £20 billion RIVER PROJECT Lybia This is the largest irrigation project in the world Construction Began: 1985 It will substantially boost the amount of Construction Finished: Scheduled 2030 drinking water available Set to irrigate 350,000 acres of land KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Cost: £64 billion Osaka Japan Built on a man-made island, designed to resist extreme weather Construction Began: 2003 Osaka is Japan's Construction Finished: second-largest city Scheduled 2025 185,174 aircraft movements in 2017 BURJ KHALIFA Cost: £1.2 billion Dubai UAE The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building Construction Began: 2004 It has the longest single running elevator at 140 floors Construction Finished: 2009 830 meters tall Brought to you by 53 QUANTUM XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/^XXXXXXXXXXX/^ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/\XXXXXXXXXXXX/^ XXXXXXXXXXX/ XXXXXXXXXXXX/\XXXXXXXXXXXX/ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXIAXXXXXXXXXXX/\ (XXXXXX/ 000000 000000 000000

10 of the Top Construction Projects in the World

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A well designed infographic from the team at 53 Quantum that provides information about some of the top construction projects in the World.


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