One of Reddy Kancharla’s all-time favorite topics to talk about, whether in a professional or social setting, is the man-made wonders of the world. Like so many others, he is fascinated by some of the greatest structures built by human hands.
For today’s article, Reddy Kancharla looks at three of the jaw-dropping man-made structures that hold world records.
1. Three Gorges Dam
There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Three Gorges Dam located at the Yangtze River in China is one of the top engineering and construction feats in human history. This mammoth structure provides a whopping 22,000MW. It holds the record for being the largest hydroelectric power plant ever built.
2. The Palace of the Romanian Parliament
The Palace of the Romanian Parliament has a floor area of 365,000 sq/m. This massive government building not only holds the record for being the biggest administrative building in the world but also the heaviest.
3. Henri Coanda International Airport
The Henri Coanda International Airport can also be found in Romania. Reddy Kancharla mentions that at first glance, nobody would think it was a record-breaking structure. However, it does hold the amusing distinction of being the first guitar-shaped airport terminal in the world.
What are some of your favorite record-breaking man-made structures? Share them with Reddy Kancharla in the comments section below.
Having obtained his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, and his master of science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University at Lubbock,Reddy Kancharla also logged more than 25 years of experience in projects involving civil construction, geotechnical consultation, construction QA/QC, including 10 years of senior management experience. For more insightful reads on civil engineering, visit this page .