Millau Viaduct – Tallest Bridge Structure in the World

Millau Viaduct – Tallest Bridge Structure in the World

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The Millau Viaduct is part of the expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. It is taller than the Eiffel Tower. The Millau Viaduct is not straight, because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling. The bridge was entirely privately financed and cost 394 million euros. 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 meters above the base of the structure. It is also the 12th highest bridge in the world, with a 270 meters drop from the bridge road to the valley below. The 2460 meters long bridge is a stunning architectural and design feat.

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The Shard – The Tallest Building of Europe

The Shard – The Tallest Building of Europe

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Europe’s tallest building stands at 310 metres (1,016ft) and is fully clad in glass. Facilities will include a hotel, restaurant, viewing platform, flats and offices. The Shard will be open to the public with a viewing gallery and observation deck on the 72nd floor. Work on the Shard began in February 2009 and an estimated £450million has been spent on its construction so far. The tower has two main tenants lined up – Shangri-La Hotels, who will be occupying floors 34-52 – and Transport for London who will take some of the office space.

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