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Railway bridge across

With the construction of the bridge was associated with the appearance of the new town, which was destined subsequently to become one of the largest in Siberia. Day of laying the first stone of the railway bridge across the Ob river — July 20, 1893 is the date of birth of Novosibirsk.

It should be noted that bridges the TRANS-Siberian railway for its time were the largest facilities of its kind in Russia. For example, the famous bridge over the Yenisei, constructed under the project of L. Proskuryakova in 1898, has long been one of the biggest in the world in the simple span girder bridges (6 spans of 144 m. the Model of the bridge was awarded the gold medal at the Paris exhibition of 1900). The bridge across the Amur river (1915 project by the same author) had a unique length of 2.6 km Access road with the overpass it in 6 spans of 33m (the project of the famous Russian engineer, Professor G. P. Perederiy) was constructed from the latest structural material — concrete. Continue reading

Milan Cathedral

A giant Cathedral, which is located in the heart of old Milan, is one of the most paradoxical constructions of the middle Ages. Its the least can be called Gothic. But despite this, the Milan Cathedral is a remarkable and, perhaps, the best example of Italian Gothic!

Milan Cathedral is often called the “eighth wonder of the world”, and for this there is reason. The Cathedral is the world’s largest structure made of marble. Its length is 158 m, width – 58 m, height of Central nave – 46,8 m. the Total area of the temple is 11.3 thousand sq. m. With its height in good weather one can see the peaks of the Alps.

In terms of the Duomo repeats the Gothic building in Germany. But the German plan is combined in it with the Lombard (North Italian) façade, which is a lots of marble. Despite the Gothic appearance and huge size, the Duomo is different from other Gothic cathedrals a certain earthiness that you can’t hide the many adorning its towers, turrets and spires. Continue reading

Ancient wonders of the world or the great reconstruction

Probably everyone has heard about the seven wonders of the world. Unfortunately, at the moment there is only one miracle. There are objects very similar to the originals, but thanks to them we have an idea of how it looked or that wonder of the world. Below is interesting information about the wonders of the world that took place in the ancient world (especially in Ancient Rome and Greece).

The Pyramid Of Cheops

This is the only wonder of the world. which exists to this day. Despite the fact that we can see him now, we shall never know for certain what was the original appearance of the pyramid. There is information that the whole pyramid was covered with polished limestone tiles, making it shone under the hot Egyptian sun. Continue reading

The Gothic cathedrals of Moscow
Have you ever gone to a tour of Moscow of different faiths? Indeed, apart from the usual Christian churches in Moscow have historic Lutheran and Anglican churches, the Catholic Church,…

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Structures of unknown purpose and unknown origin. Satellite imagery was used in different places of the Mediterranean visible structure of coastal structures. Facilities, usually located at the mouth of the…

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The great structures that were never built
If you are fond of alternative history, here's a gem that you would definitely not thrown away. Some of the monuments of civilization were not built for challenging projects, others…

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