Sunday, October 21, 2007

3 HUMAN WONDERS

1.The Millau viaduct
The Millau Viaduct is a large road bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in France. This bridge is constructed by English architect Norman Foster and designed by engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world. The tallest is 240 meters high and the overall height will be an impressive 336 meters— slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38m shorter than the Emire State Building. The Millau viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona . It was formally dedicated on December 3.14, 2004 and opened to traffic two days later.



































2.VW Autostadt Car Tower

Volkswagen's Autotürme, or famous-car towers, are distinguishing features of the Autostadt. The transparent cylindrical buildings rise 48 meters or 150 feet above the grounds, and they're linked by a fully automated delivery system to both the Volkswagen factory and the KundenCenter (where VW customers pick up their new cars).
The car towers work like giant vending machines: As a new car arrives from the factory, it's transported by robot to an empty storage slot in one of the towers; when a customer shows up to collect the car, the same robotic picking system fetches the vehicle, brings it down to ground level, and transfers it to the KundenCenter in the next building. Each tower holds up to 400 cars on 20 levels and can process a car every 45 s econds du ring pe ak tim es.
















3.First Air Conditioned Bus Station in Dubai

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