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(Updated on 26/03/2013)

 


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Bridges, Domes, Dams, and Tunnels :

 

 

 

 

 

  • Falkirk Wheel
    = "a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
    The difference in the levels of the two canals at the wheel is 24 metres..."

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • BRIDGES - "Match the type of bridge with the correct picture." - UPDATED

 

  • Sutong Bridge
    It "is a cable stayed bridge that spans the Yangtze River in People's Republic of China between Nantong and Changshu.
    With a span of 1,088 metres (3,570 ft), it is a cable stayed bridge with the longest main span in the world..."

    (Wikipedia)


 

 

  • The Thames Tunnel (BBC)
    " In this edition of London Life we celebrate one of the great engineering achievements of all time - the first tunnel to be built under a river anywhere in the world - the Thames Tunnel."
    - audio + script + vocabulary

 

Walls :

 

Great Buildings :

  • One World Trade Center is 'tallest building in US' - 12 November 2013
    "A committee of architects has declared New York City's newly erected One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US, at 1,776ft (541m)."
    (BBC)
  • World' s largest building opens in China (July 3, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "China is building up a large collection of the biggest things in the world. The latest addition is the world' s largest building."

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • World's 'tallest twisted tower' inaugurated in Dubai - 12 June 2013
    (BBC)

  • Skyscrapers - past, present and future
    "Since its birth more than 100 years ago, the humble skyscraper has grown and matured. Shimmering glass and steel replaced classic stone exteriors,
    as each incarnation pushed ever skyward. But, for the latest generation of buildings, being the tallest is not necessarily the main concern.
    In the latest in a BBC News series on these giant structures, deputy editor of Architects' Journal Rory Olcayto looks back to the skyscrapers of the past - and considers how their descendants are evolving today."

    (BBC)

  • 7 famous skyscrapers - "Listen and Watch this presentation. Then, take the quiz!"
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)

 

  • Saudi Arabia Begins Construction of World’s Tallest Building – The Kingdom Tower
    "1,000 meters, or 3,280 feet. That’s two-thirds of a mile...
    It features a Four Seasons hotel, Four Seasons serviced apartments, luxury condominiums, top class office space and the world’s highest observatory... The total cost for the tower is approximately $1.2 billion...
    One of the tower’s investors, Al Maimam, explains in Forbes, “We intend Kingdom Tower to become both an economic engine and a proud symbol of the Kingdom’s economic and cultural stature in the world community. We envision Kingdom Tower as a new iconic marker of Jeddah’s historic importance as the traditional gateway to the holy city of Mecca.” "

    (singularityhub.com)

 

 

  • World’s tallest building opens in Dubai - a lesson plan
    "The height of the 828-metre Burj Khalifa was kept a secret until the opening ceremony. It is twice the height of New York’s Empire State Building."

    WARM-UPS :
    TALL BUILDINGS / MOST / BEST / BIG IS BEAUTIFUL / PLACES TO STAY / BUILDING

    (breakingnewsenglish.com)


    - UPDATED

 

 

 

  • DUBAI DYNAMIC TOWER :

    • Dubai plans 'moving' skyscraper
      "The world's first moving building, an 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving a shifting shape, will be built in Dubai, its architect says...
      The 420-metre (1,378-foot) building's apartments would spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 giant
      power-generating wind turbines located between each floor. "

      + a VIDEO
      (BBC)

     

    • Dynamic Tower plans unveiled
      "Italian architect David Fisher has unveiled his plans to create the world's first revolving skyscraper.
      Taller than the Empire State Building, the so-called Dynamic Tower will be built in Dubai, with a second version featuring a retractable helicopter pad, later planned for Moscow."

      (BBC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Burj Dubai - the official site
    The Tower / Facts and Figures / In & Around / Gallery & Press...
    (burjdubai.com)

 

  • Burj Dubai
    1 Height
    2 Architecture and design
    3 Purpose
    4 Labour controversy
    5 Gallery...

    (Wikipedia)

 

  • Construction Starts on Freedom Tower - a lesson plan (Education World)
    "A new tower at the site of the former World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the U.S. when it is completed in 2011."


 

  • The Designs for Ground Zero - (PBS)
    "An interactive look at the various buildings that are being planned for the former World Trade Center site as of September 2004."
  • Great buildings (greatbuildings.com)
    "This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds."

 

Castles :

  • Kids'Castle
    with stories, word games, Dress the Knight, puzzles, wordsearches, quizzes etc.
    (kidsonthenet.org.uk)

 

 

Monuments :

 

Wonders :

 

 

  • The Seven Wonders of the Modern World (wonderclub.com)
    The Empire State building, the Itaipu Dam, the CN Tower, the Panama Canal, the Channel Tunnel,
    the North Sea Protection Works, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

 

 

 


 

Pools :

  • The largest pool in the world - Located in Algarrobo, Chile


    "Yesterday the Guinness Book of Records named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world."
    (dailymail.co.uk)