1. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    I really enjoy watching documentaries about some of the great structures that were built in the "early days" and how they were constructed with what we would today call "crude and basic" equipment, yet most still stand today and are architectural marvels. The Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam and on and on.

    Am I alone or does anyone else have this interest as well and if so, what are some of your favorites ?
     
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    It is fascinating, but why stop there - I think it's even more amazing the further you go back:

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    1. justpassingthru
      I couldn't agree more JR. If only there was video back then huh.;)
       
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      AHHH!!! Stonehenge One of the best henges of all! Much better than Strawhenge or Woodhenge.
       
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      That's because the Big Bad Wolf blew those two down! :laugh:
       
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      You have to love Eddie Izzard!
       
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    Cheltenham Ascetic Kitten

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    The Kremlin. Though I don't know much about its history, the buildings themselves took some doing to build, and to keep built.
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      The Russians definitely have their share ... including Russian Nesting Dolls lol. :p
       
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  4. CS natureboy

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    I love watching documentaries about the construction of great structures, ships and machines from the past... The turn of the 20th century (1900) brought about some of the most interesting achievements man kind has ever witnessed and documented....
     
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    Hold on now, Trump is going to build a wall...so they Don't come.:cool:
     
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      Having visited and lived in Greece at different times this is one of my favorites.
       
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  7. JayneyRedd

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    I must admit, when one walks past the Palace Of Westminster one can somehow 'feel' the history of the place. You are aware that you are passing the not only very building where Winston Churchill gave some of his most impassioned speeches, but also the site of the building where Oliver Cromwell dismissed Parliament with the infamous "In the name of God, go!" speech in 1653.

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      Winston WHO??:p
       
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    A portion of the Roman wall that divided the Roman occupied zone from the tribal Picts. Ancient Brition.
     
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    The World’s Largest Marine Diesel

    This is RT-flex96C - a two-stroke turbocharged diesel engine designed by the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsilä and is currently the largest and most powerful diesel engine in the world. Standing at 13.5 meters high and 26.59 meters long
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      A 2 stroke ... wow that sounds like a big "mosquito killer" to me lol.

      That is one impressive piece of machinery.
       
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  11. acook02

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    Being a Civil Engineer I have to agree with you. I am most intrigued by our vast highway system. Things like the Blue Ridge Parkway. Bridges and highway systems are what I do so I guess I'm partial to them.
     
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      I would add Trans-Continental Railways to that as well.
       
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  12. CS natureboy

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    The St. Louis Arch.

    No lives lost during it's construction.

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    1. justpassingthru
      Mind boggling how much work went into something with such a "minimal" appearance.
       
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      They were trying to build something like the Washington monument, but it fell down...
       
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  13. MissRachael

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    Designed by the French structural engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, it is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast's summit at 343.0 metres (1,125 ft) above the base of the structure. It is the 15th highest bridge deck in the world, being 270 metres (890 ft) between the road deck and the ground below. The Millau Viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to Béziers and Montpellier. The cost of construction was approximately €400 million

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    1. justpassingthru
      It is beautiful to look at but looks like a nightmare to maintain.

      I love both bridges and tunnels and having lived in Switzerland I saw my share of both.
       
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  14. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    The building of the "Chunnel" still amazes me and I could watch documentaries on it's construction all day long.
     
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    The Panama Canal is another amazing feat and probably one of the most important of it's time to help get us to where we are today.
     
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    Canals are notoriously hard to construct and maintain. The Panama Canal is an engineering marvel. It has paid for itself a thousand times over.
     
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    RandyKnight Have Gun, Will Travel

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    hum let me try again...I watched this the other day amazing

     
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  19. CS natureboy

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    A construction worker taking a lunch break New York 1930's

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    Smoke em if ya got em, the last two guys on the left...

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    New York City 1930's

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    1. justpassingthru
      I love that first picture you posted and have a framed print of that in my rec room.
       
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      I get queasy just trying to look at them.
       
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  20. BrandiDelicious

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    Are you sure? Because I have some pictures just like that from the Rockefeller Center in NY.
     
    1. justpassingthru
      You are probably right, crazy wasn't confined to one building back then lol but a skyline view makes this building look taller than theEmpire State building unless it's an aerial view.
       
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      Ya I will see if I can find em later I know which cabnit they are in.
       
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