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12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Marvels

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From Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope to Hong Kong International Airport here are 12 of the World’s Most Insane Engineering Marvels. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 6. Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope Along with the Hubble Space Telescope Chandra is one of NASA’s most advanced space observatories. Chandra has advanced astronomers knowledge of stars, galaxies, black holes and the origin of life inducing elements. It was appropriately and fittingly named after Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, whose work on black holes earned him a Nobel Prize in physics in 1983. Originally launched in 1999 the observatories longevity and scientific value has made it one of NASA’s most successful missions. In 2014 Chandra observed the awe-inspiring Tycho supernova remnant, which was created by the explosion of a white dwarf star. 5. Shasta Dam Stretching mightily across the Sacramento River in Northern California construction of the Shasta Dam took place from 1938 to 1945. Once completed it would back up water for over 35 miles to form Shasta Lake, California’s largest reservoir and a place that is visited by millions of vacationers annually. Frank Crowe, who had just helped finish the Hoover Dam oversaw the entire project, which included 4,700 workers building what was the second largest concrete dam in the country. Twelve million tons of gravel was needed for the project. Luckily a substantial supply was located in the nearby city of Redding. To transport this large quantity of gravel the world’s longest conveyor belt was constructed. It was 9.6 miles long and operated 24/7 for several years. 4. Millau Viaduct Soaring high above the clouds, the world was captivated by the Millau Viaduct when it opened in December 2004. The idea that the viaduct only took three years to build is almost as astounding as the bridge itself. Towers on the incredible structure rise to a height of one thousand one hundred and twenty-five feet, making it the tallest bridge in the world. Seven pillars weighing 700 tons each were built for the project that had to be placed in exactly the right place for the bridge to be a success. Multiple satellite signals were used to help pinpoint the right spots for the pillars to be placed. Bridge specialist Michel Virlogeux and renowned British architect Norman Foster were employed to design the Millau Viaduct which is widely regarded as an engineering marvel that has no equal. 3. Hubble Space Telescope Anytime you hear news about a new distant star or planet found in outer space it was likely discovered with the use of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has rested in low Earth orbit since 1990. It's named after Edwin Hubble, who took the largest telescopes of his day to the Mt. Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, California and discovered countless unknown planets and galaxies in the 1920’s. Experts have published over fourteen thousand scientific papers using data from the space telescope, making it one of the most productive instruments of science in history. At launch, it weighed twenty-four thousand pounds, and today it is twenty-seven thousand pounds and 43.5 feet long. 2. Hong Kong International Airport Though the Kansai International Airport in Japan was the first to be entirely built on an artificial island when it opened in 1994, it lies on soft land that has been sinking much more quickly than anticipated, ultimately making the project a potentially colossal failure. The Hong Kong International Airport went a lot better. The project took six years and around twenty billion dollars to build making it one of the biggest projects in the aviation industry. It lies on Chek Lap Kok, an island that is mostly made of land reclaimed for the construction of the airport. The 24-hour airport is one of the busiest in the world and holds one of the Earth’s largest passenger terminal buildings 1. ISS The International Space Station is not only the largest human-made object in orbit, but it also represents a collaboration of nations around the world. Five space agencies (NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos (ross cosmos), the European Space Agency, The Canadian Space Agency and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) representing fifteen countries were involved in constructing the one hundred billion dollar station. The structure was taken and built piece by piece in orbit and has been continuously occupied since November 2, 2000. Current plans call for ISS to be in operation until 2024, by which time some of its first components will be nearly three decades old.
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Matthew Rider (8 hours ago)
Where the uck(F) is the Death Star? Just because the retarded engineer purposefully designed an Achilles Heel (which proved to be fatal) twice, does NOT mean it deserves to be taken off the list.
bonerhalodude (1 day ago)
who gives a shit about the enviorment
TheAnalv (4 days ago)
International Fake Station , wake up
John 47 (4 days ago)
I had to stop since your background "music" is like waterboarding. Just horrible.
wendt152 (4 days ago)
It was yellow fever at panama, physicists arent fearful of a black hole at cern, as well as several more inaccuracies.. do you people even research things or just read off trending internet headlines?
BanielDrown (5 days ago)
Fucking imperial measurements.....
wexer82 (5 days ago)
This channel is misleading and disingenuous.
I like to watch (7 days ago)
Umm... (1:19) "Flooded archeological and cultural sites can cause significant ecological and environmental changes." Hey, let's just say a bunch of random words quickly and hope that no one notices that it doesn't make sense.
Pamela Jean (7 days ago)
Your music was annoying
Dragon And Bunny Greenchild (7 days ago)
Those guys are quacks working for the cabal. Wake3 up satan is real and you whether you know it or not are part of a satanic religion.
Turtle Mind (8 days ago)
NASA is the biggest loser of all time, except hubble.
Rocky Dans (8 days ago)
Why are you showing filthy indian beaches whilst talking about palm islands in dubai? Do you expect us to be so think we won’t notice?
Max West (9 days ago)
Work on your enunciation as well. You are very mumbly.
Max West (9 days ago)
Neither Stephen Hawking or NDT are concerned about the LHC creating a black hole, you lying twat.
Manuqtix Manuqtix (9 days ago)
Come on manufacture space crafts to travel to other worlds. Use your imagination
Danica naude (10 days ago)
The photo shown on 6:44 was absolutely beautiful.
John Calvert (10 days ago)
You forgot to mention the Apollo program
Christopher Rod (15 days ago)
Is this a engineering marvels video or a dam environmentalist piece of criticism?
Pete Deiler (19 days ago)
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Javan Narshon (19 days ago)
So what's that annoying background sound for? As if the half-baked information isn't annoying enough. Senji!!!!
Hector lopez (21 days ago)
Guess the pyramids r old news 🤣
Chen Somnus (22 days ago)
cannot get the information which countries are these project...
5kdesertfox (23 days ago)
Man, this video is so inaccurate...
Gerald Dixon Cummings (23 days ago)
Change the soundtrack before I hunt your arse down and spank it silly.
peter L. (24 days ago)
loose the damned noise
MsJinkerson (24 days ago)
The Hong Kong airport is sinking slowly there is a Y T video on it
EAGLE MEDIA (24 days ago)
Three gorges dam project china I did as case study in geography at high school
S J prakash (26 days ago)
but your background music really is creating a headache and it is really unpleasant . Bad choice .
Alexander Karl (27 days ago)
This video is 90% bull shit
Adsta Congrejo (28 days ago)
If you're going to lay into one project for its controversy then do it to all of them. Off the top of my head I can think of how the dams in America were built in dangerous deadly and near slave conditions. How hubble was a massive failure at first and cost huge amounts to be fixed. There is some hidden racism to this report
Engineer Geek (28 days ago)
David Piff (29 days ago)
Very sorry but I had to stop the video because of that music background - it's very annoying
David Piff (29 days ago)
Good Review but that background music hits a nerve
M N H (1 month ago)
ᒍᑌᔕTᑌᔕᑕOᗯᔕ (30 days ago)
suck my asshole please
Shaun Cochran (1 month ago)
The music needs changing...not sure why they would choose that crap, to sound like background construction noise??
bruno yipes (1 month ago)
The Muslims don't care. They only know what their Qur'an tells them to do.
Henrik Larsson (1 month ago)
Spacelies- peace
CJ W (1 month ago)
No mention of the French when taking up American involvement in the Panama Canal just USA blowhards.
Josh Codog (1 month ago)
You sound like Montrose in The Leet World.
Alabama Liberal (1 month ago)
The music volume is RIDICULOUS!
DustyRusty81 (1 month ago)
going to the moon & back isn't on your list of Most Insane Engineering Marvels?
FrugalGarlic746 // FG746 (1 month ago)
R.I.P Steven Hawkins
khunt (1 month ago)
china and its infrastructure is doing far better than that shithole the jewnighted states. id like you to reference your sources rather than sit there and talk shit. but let me guess hoover dam and shasta dam are just fine right? lolol stupid cunt
MrPinknumber (1 month ago)
Was that part about the black hole trolling or just stupidity ?
Anthony Townsend (1 month ago)
The strummy Bass background give me a headache after about 3 min so had to cut it short.
SNIPERJoey XX (1 month ago)
0:10, not true. It is actually the province 'Flevoland' in the Netherlands.
Reacher (1 month ago)
Pretty sure the Physicist are not even remotely concerned of the LHC creating a black hole. EPIC FAIL!!!! Shoot yourself in the face!
vidhata bachem (1 month ago)
Its so irritating..the music and commentary together are cause of migraine.
evi soraya (1 month ago)
Ian Whitford (1 month ago)
Falkirk Wheel takes five minutes not one hour.
Disaster7317 (1 month ago)
Wtf were are the Dutch Deltaworks? The biggest storm defense line in the world!
Joe Kony (1 month ago)
America is like england just fucking dumb and retarded and england is 5000x better, unlucky amerifags
aoilpe (1 month ago)
Pierre de Coubertin would rotate in his grave if he could hear that the Americans had begun the construction of the Panama-Canal...
Doggo (1 month ago)
4:53 I live in Sacramento
Costas Raftopoulos (2 months ago)
No burj al arab?
Madhijz (2 months ago)
day of the rope for imperial barbarians when?
Mat Mos (2 months ago)
Western jealousy when it comes to talk about the Three Gorges Dam. Just because its in China and not in Europe or Americas or Australia and build by other than Westerners ..... sick....
Kurt Richter (2 months ago)
No, Stephen Hawking and Neil DeGrasse Tyson are NOT legitimately concerned about the LHC making a black hole.
Morning Star 2018 (2 months ago)
Dennis Gannon (2 months ago)
And yes, ISS is a hoax too. All CSI and movie studio. Watch NASA lies vids, and save billions of dollars by ending NASA.
Dennis Gannon (2 months ago)
Hubble is a hoax too. This is a propaganda vid.
Dennis Gannon (2 months ago)
this gullible narrator/reader, seems not to know that Chandra is a hoax. All CSI, see NASA lies vids, or flat earth vids for truth.
Karmiangod (2 months ago)
The Shasta Dam, how amazing.
Monroe Corp (2 months ago)
the way this guy says the numbers makes me short-circuit! I don't know if I'm being asked a question, if a homosexual is selling me a product in an advert, if there's a glitch in the music.... Jeez Louise
Mysticwarrior (2 months ago)
The music is way too loud.
Biker Boiy (2 months ago)
Will be fun and games if the 3GD wall brakes happened in the past with dams that were inspected and marked as secure.
John Wilson (2 months ago)
get that shit music off, FFS
Suka Blyat (2 months ago)
What about Flevoland and the dutch deltaworks?
Ricardo Pesenti (2 months ago)
Wrong map at 1:51. This is Basel. The LHC is under Geneva.
Rochdi Tidjani (2 months ago)
One of the most inarticulate voice I heard anywhere!
Vianney T (2 months ago)
7:07 this is a picture of Kansai Airport not HK....
Boys Barkey (2 months ago)
#12. Biggest man made islands?? The dutch made an entire province in water 😠😠
Tahir M (2 months ago)
I cannot finish watching this video. The background music is too loud and irritating
jutubaeh (2 months ago)
tempelhöff v v
Guens (2 months ago)
The USA did not start the Panama Canal. Get your facts straight.
Vicky Vonstein (2 months ago)
Keep your lies and keep your NASA garbage for low info people.
Deplorable American (2 months ago)
And IN the meantime, we American are piling ourselves with debts.
Dominic Briggs (3 months ago)
No one except fucking idiots are worried that cern could cause a black hole Hawking & Tyson arnt (wernt) idiots you fucking idiot
Bryon Contreras (3 months ago)
Neil deGrasse Tyson is just an actor that's all he is
jason james nabor (3 months ago)
GK (3 months ago)
RIP stephen hawking 💐
andrea g (1 month ago)
GK fuck that lieing vegetable
godbluffvdgg (3 months ago)
Chandra is a fraud...
Allen Saunders (3 months ago)
Most projects of this size are very bad for the environment in many ways. The supporters say they need these projects😨😨
Dr. William Jarvis (3 months ago)
This is an interesting and informative video, however, the monotonous and plodding background music coupled with the narrator sounding like an auctioneer attempting to improve his vocal speed technique makes the overall effect not attractive.
Brandon Steblek (3 months ago)
Arian Xh (3 months ago)
Talking about Marvels of Engineering but in number 12 and 11; in a very slick way attacking Arabs and Chinese by introducing fake information , 0:31 , the picture is Africa not UAE... this guy must be trained by Fox News.
Fayis C H (3 months ago)
Largest cantilever glass bridge,High altitude skywalk https://youtu.be/-IWCi7Bu-aE
Patrice Laborda (3 months ago)
Remove the music in the background it compet with your voice!
Manuel Dexter (3 months ago)
In my opinion the pyramids deserve a spot on this list :)
Dylan Thompson (3 months ago)
Clickbait and Masturbate. YAWN
Kevin Canete (3 months ago)
Where TF is Seikan Tunnel?
H-bombsforCatsincthedevtesters (3 months ago)
I thought that I would see the Grand Coulee Dam in this.
KE4BMT (3 months ago)
I may be wrong but the United States did not start building the Panama Canal. They took over after the original builder France closed down the project. The US took over the building of the canal in 2004.
karlinchina (3 months ago)
Wait, so how did the Hubble Telescope go from 24,000 lbs at launch to 27,000 today? (6:48)
Jose Carlos Donis (3 months ago)
You fucked it up with your shitty retarded units.
Andi amHappy (3 months ago)
Tell me there is nothing racist about calling out environmental impacts of structures by non-whites whereas the outpouring of accolades for structure by whites, their marvels is all fine.
Ainsley Harriott (3 months ago)
Hubble space telescope is 27,000 pounds! Fuck me thats cheap
Ainsley Harriott (3 months ago)
The channel tunnel didn’t take 200 years. The idea was just floating around for that long. Probably longer. And palm islands aren’t the largest man made islands, plus the photo of the beach wasn’t Dubai. Man you got so much wrong that I had to stop watching in case you gave me stupid facts.