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Old 08-05-2017, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world!!
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The Jeddah Tower which will be the first building to top the 1 km mark.
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In terms of the UK

Crossrail and Crossrail 2

Crossrail

Crossrail 2 - Supporting Growth in the South East

High Speed Rail 2 (HS2)

Final route for HS2 north of Birmingham to be revealed - The Guardian

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon backed by government review - The Guardian

World's First Floating Windfarm off off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland - BBC News

The world's largest floating solar farm powered up on a lake just outside London. It contains 23,000 panels, which will power a water treatment plant that provides clean drinking water to 10 million people across England.

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London - Guardian

The London Array is the largest offshore wind farm in the world by energy output. Its 175 turbines are capable of producing 630 megawatts of power, which could power more than 300,000 homes. It is currently mid-construction, with an estimated $2.3 billion already invested.

London Array

How the London Array blows away the competition in green energy - Guardian

Some more UK and European Projects

Giant infrastructure projects that could reshape Europe - Business Insider

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Old 08-05-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Paris
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In terms of the UK

Crossrail and Crossrail 2

Crossrail

Crossrail 2 - Supporting Growth in the South East

High Speed Rail 2 (HS2)

Final route for HS2 north of Birmingham to be revealed - The Guardian

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon backed by government review - The Guardian

World's First Floating Windfarm off off Peterhead in Aberdeenshire

World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland - BBC News

The world's largest floating solar farm powered up on a lake just outside London. It contains 23,000 panels, which will power a water treatment plant that provides clean drinking water to 10 million people across England.

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London - Guardian

The London Array is the largest offshore wind farm in the world by energy output. Its 175 turbines are capable of producing 630 megawatts of power, which could power more than 300,000 homes. It is currently mid-construction, with an estimated $2.3 billion already invested.

London Array

How the London Array blows away the competition in green energy - Guardian

Some more UK and European Projects

Giant infrastructure projects that could reshape Europe - Business Insider
The last article, the business insider seems to forget the GPE metro in Paris, which is the biggest project in Europe. With 200 km (124 miles) of new metros lines and 68 new train stations for 26 billions euros.
It is currently in construction.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:11 PM
 
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Burj Khalifa is very beautiful
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world!!
Also the Alaska way tunnel in Seattle was bored out with the worlds larges boring machine.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Not sure if this counts, but I'm really excited with the whole virgin galactic project Richard Branson is undergoing. I've been following it for about six years. Slow progress but hopefully it would be ready by 2025. Some of the stuff Elon Musk is doing is great.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Not sure if this counts, but I'm really excited with the whole virgin galactic project Richard Branson is undergoing. I've been following it for about six years. Slow progress but hopefully it would be ready by 2025. Some of the stuff Elon Musk is doing is great.
I'm looking forward to see where Elon Musk takes us.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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The last article, the business insider seems to forget the GPE metro in Paris, which is the biggest project in Europe. With 200 km (124 miles) of new metros lines and 68 new train stations for 26 billions euros.

It is currently in construction.


It certainly should have been mentioned, not sure it's the largest project in Europe, as there are other projects that I have failed to mention including in the UK that are equally costly such as Hinkley Point C Power Station, which is currently being built at a cost of 24.5 Billion.

HS2 is going to cost at least 43 Billion, as for Crossrail it has cost over 16 Billion and Crossrail 2 is set to cost a further 30 Billion, with the planned Heathrow Expansion set to cost 20 Billion, although they are looking at reducing costs by extending the runway in another direction rather than bridging the M25.

There's also Thameslink another rail project costing 6 Billion, and London Overground, and the London Undergrounds Northern Line is currently being extended with proposed Bakerloo line and Metropolitan Line extension, whilst further expansion of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been announced.

Thames Tideway Tunnel ia vast new super sewer tunnel running through central London, to provide storage and conveyance of combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the river Thames. Starting in 2016, construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel is expected to be complete by 2023. The current estimate of its capital cost is 4.2 billion at 2012 prices.

How does Hinkley C compare with the UK?s other mega projects?

London's Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer is finally under construction | City A.M.

Improvements & projects -TfL

Planning for the future - TfL

Tunnelling has started on Transport for London's 1.2bn Northern Line extension to Battersea | City A.M.

Bakerloo line extension - Transport for London

Metropolitan line extension - Transport for London

Thamesmead DLR extension set to support development of 17,000 new homes | Online | Property Week

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Old 08-06-2017, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Paris
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It certainly should have been mentioned, not sure it's the largest project in Europe, as there are other projects that I have failed to mention including in the UK that are equally costly such as Hinkley Point C Power Station, which is currently being built at a cost of 24.5 Billion.

HS2 is going to cost at least 43 Billion, as for Crossrail it has cost over 16 Billion and Crossrail 2 is set to cost a further 30 Billion, with the planned Heathrow Expansion set to cost 20 Billion, although they are looking at reducing costs by extending the runway in another direction rather than bridging the M25.

There's also Thameslink another rail project costing 6 Billion, and London Overground, and the London Undergrounds Northern Line is currently being extended with proposed Bakerloo line and Metropolitan Line extension, whilst further expansion of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been announced.

Thames Tideway Tunnel ia vast new super sewer tunnel running through central London, to provide storage and conveyance of combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the river Thames. Starting in 2016, construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel is expected to be complete by 2023. The current estimate of its capital cost is 4.2 billion at 2012 prices.

How does Hinkley C compare with the UK?s other mega projects?

London's Thames Tideway Tunnel super sewer is finally under construction | City A.M.

Improvements & projects -TfL

Planning for the future - TfL

Tunnelling has started on Transport for London's 1.2bn Northern Line extension to Battersea | City A.M.

Bakerloo line extension - Transport for London

Metropolitan line extension - Transport for London

Thamesmead DLR extension set to support development of 17,000 new homes | Online | Property Week
Jesus

How can you build a high speed train for 43+ billion ?!! Is it traveling at mach 1? The new high speed line Paris-Bordeaux that opened this year cost 7,8 billion euro (5/6 billion I guess) for 300 km of new line and is operating at 320km/h.

There's something wrong somewhere.
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