Top 6 Engineering Projects
Engineering is responsible for some of the biggest and boldest monuments of human achievement. We've searched the world and found six of what we think are the best feats of engineering. See our 6 Top Engineering Projects below and see if you agree. Which is your favourite engineering project? What is the best engineering project that you've worked on?
#1 Burj Khalifa
The tallest building in the world
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Time to build: 6 years
Cost: USD $1.5 billion
Height: 829.8m (2,722ft) (198m higher than the second tallest building in the world, the Shanghai Tower)
Floor count: 163 floors
The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is iconic. It was designed by the people behind the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago and the people who are currently working on the One World Trade Center in New York City, which will be the largest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest in the world.
The y-shaped floor-plan of the building is apparently based on the Hymenocallis flower. It provides the highest possible outdoor views and exposes the building to the most available natural light.
The building also boasts records for the building with the most floors, the building with the highest residential property, the world's longest elevators, the world's highest nightclub, the world's highest restaurant and the world's second highest swimming pool.