Thursday, October 29, 2020

Industrial and infrastructure heritage

Chicago Water Tower

This historical water tower was built in 1869 and is the second-oldest water tower in the United States. It is 55 m tall. One...

Page-Ladson prehistory site

Rich find of prehistoric fossils of animals and artifacts left by people 12,500 – 10,500 BC. Here were found bones of animals living at...

Large Binocular Telescope

One of the most sophisticated optical telescopes in the world with two 8.4 m large mirrors. Built in 1996 - 2004. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.70139 N...

Hoover Dam

Comparatively old and enormous dam for hydropower station, 221 m high. The structure is adorned with details in Art Deco style and was constructed...

Lehner Mammoth-Kill Site

In this place people of Clovis culture killed mammoths around 9,000 BC. There have been found bones of other extinct animals as well. Location, GPS...

Mauna Kea Observatory

Group of astronomical research facilities on the summit of Mauna Kea. In total there are 12 telescopes, each into separate buildings, some telescopes...

HAARP Research Station, Alaska

Ionospheric research facility - high-power radio frequency transmitter which is able to excite the ionosphere above it. HAARP Research Station is a subject of...

Chand Baori

One of the most impressive stepwells in India. Built in the 9th century, 13 stories and some 30 meters deep. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.0073 N 76.6065...

Kallanai

An ancient, 329 meters long dam on Kaveri River, built around the 2nd century BC. Dam is still in use - it is rebuilt...

Old Mill in Perth

Historical windmill, built in 1835. Next to it stands another, associated historical structure - Cottage. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.9661 S 115.8470 E Categories: Industrial and infrastructure heritage, Energy...