Famous unfinished buildings

Sometimes construction projects can be time-consuming to complete. Naturally, we are talking about a huge complex jobs that require a lot of skills invested assets. Run them sometimes delayed, just as the process of construction, which may take centuries. In this list is followed by ten world-famous structures, the construction of which was started a long time ago, but they still remain unfinished due to some reasons.

Atomic power plant marble hill

Most of the elements in this list, despite the fact that they are not completed, are still in use for different purposes. But some of them are nothing more than useless colossal failures. Marble hill falls into this latter category. This nuclear plant in Indiana was started in 1977, and for about 7 years had fully completed.

Then in 1984, after investing $2.5 billion it turned out that she only finished half. The company that started the project, realized that just can’t afford to continue to build on. They ended up being sold a piece of equipment to return a few million of lost expenditure. The plant is located in a semi-finished state since then, and the company, which owns Continue reading

The original beacons of the world

The original beacons of the world

The oldest lighthouse known history of Alexandria, or Faroese, tower. It was built in the year 283 BC on the island of Pharos, at the mouth of the river Nile, in Egypt, at the entrance to Alexandria harbour. The tower had a height of over 160 meters. At night on top of a bonfire that was visible for miles. The lighthouse of Alexandria was one of the seven wonders of the world, but in the year 317 was destroyed… ever Since then, architects from around the world have built many lighthouses, but most of it is hardly worthy of the title “wonder of the world”. Except for these

In the village Malorechenskoye in 2007 opened the temple-a beacon to the glory of St. Nicholas. The temple is the highest in the Crimea, its height is 65 meters…In the design of the temple used ship anchors and anchor chains, under the main cross, inside the gilded ball that symbolizes planet Earth, set lighthouse lantern. “The lighthouse is not yet included in the ship’s sailing, but we hope that this issue will be resolved,” says architect Anatoly Gaydamaka, who led the construction of the Church

Irbe lighthouse on radioisotope thermoelectric generator is one of the biggest lighthouses built in 1985 in the district banks St. Michael and the Irbe Strait of the Baltic sea. The height of the tower of the lighthouse from sea level and 38.5 metres from the surface of the bottom of the sea is about 50 m. power the instrument g the bottom of the underwater part of the tower are three isotope Continue reading

Underground labyrinths of ancient Alexandria

Underground labyrinths of ancient Alexandria.

Rumors about the basements connected by tunnels under the hotel Bristol, the hotel Solomon, Treasury, and under Nicholas Church, which stood on the site of the 2nd school, came to us long ago.

For a long time we thought it was just a rumor. Moreover, to check them seemed impossible. After all, the hotel Bristol, pochivshaya as the 5th school, stood at the intersection of these hypothetical tunnels. And when it was demolished, the basements, which I remember very well, fell asleep. And, surely, after all the underground passages and tunnels were blocked.

So we thought until recently. While entering the former of Solomon. The spectacle is certainly depressing. To turn, the once luxurious building in the ruins, it should be able to! From the former luxury was only hints and traces. But it is enough to admire the artisans of the 19th century.

We climbed all the nooks and dead ends. It was clear that in some places the stonework is different from the original, but to break down these ancient walls, no one would have allowed it. In one place we have quietly tried to do it, it is very flimsy and we found walls. But the result did just a hole in a dull room, like a closet. Why laid the pass, we now hardly know. We were about to wrap up its search operation, but we helped the case. Not even that. Helped melt water. Our attention was drawn to Continue reading

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