5 Human Wonders Worth Seeing!

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    THE MILLAU VIADUCT is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters high and the overall height will be an impressive 336 meters, making this the highest bridge in the world.





    First Air-conditioned bus station in Dubai, UAE



    Worlds Fastest Elevator

    Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp announced the installation of the world’s fastest passenger elevator just exactly where it is needed – in Taipei 101, the world’s tallest building. The elevator runs at a top speed of 1,010 meters per minute when ascending (600 meters per minute on the way down), which works out to 60.6 kilometers per hour. The Elevator can go from the 5th floor to the 89th floor in 39 seconds.

    World’s fastest elevator offers the following new technologies:
    * The world’s first pressure control system, which adjusts the atmospheric pressure inside a car by using suction and discharge blowers, preventing those riding inside the car experiencing ‘ear popping’.



    The World’s First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens

    The World’s First All-glass Undersea Restaurant Opens 15 th April marks the day that the first ever all-glass undersea restaurant in the world opens its doors for business at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. It will sit five meters below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and encased in clear acrylic offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views.

    “We have used aquarium technology to put diners face-to-face with the stunning underwater environment of the Maldives”, says Carsten Schieck, General Manager of Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. “Our guests always comment on being blown away by the colour, clarity, and beauty of the underwater world in the Maldives, so it seemed the perfect idea to build a restaurant where diners can experience fine cuisine and take time to enjoy the views – without ever getting their feet wet.”

    Created by MJ Murphy Ltd, a design consultancy based in New Zealand, Ithaa’s distinctive feature is the use of curved transparent acrylic walls and roof, similar to those used in aquarium attractions. “The fact that the entire restaurant except for the floor is made of clear acrylic makes this unique in the world,” continues Schieck, “We are currently planting a coral garden on the reef to add to the spectacular views of the rays, sharks and many colorful fish that live around the area.

    **ORIGINAL SOURCE: http://www.forwardedemails.com/181-five-human-wonders-fwd-by-komal-harwani
  2. + rep for some of the coolest pics i've seen on here in a while.
    1. That VW car tower is badass, like a car version of a Robot facility from an Asimov book.
    2. I would love to eat in that underwater place, and of course, spark up a nice bowl-under water!
  3. Damn... it looks WAY to easy to fall off that bridge!
  4. Awesome post.

    1. I'd be terrified of going on that bridge.
    2. I'd hang out in that bus station.
    3. Elevator sounds scary as fuck as well.
  5. In response to #2, how could one not blaze up in an air conditioned bus-stop?
    Blazin' doobies in Dubai :smoke:
  6. How is the AC bus stop a wonder???

    I mean yeah it's nice, but isn't humans greatest achievement or even near lol
    Could be wrong, only took the bus for a year in downtown la, wasn't that hot.

  7. Yea guess its not really a wonder, just somethin cool and innovative.

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