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HMS Vanguard – the British Titan

The Second World War was a catalyst for technological innovation on a global scale. In order to gain the advantage in the war, both...

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Lockheed S-3 Viking: America’s Submarine Hunting Plane

During the Cold War, one aircraft made such a lasting impact with its adaptability, reliability and respect from those who operated her, that there...
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North American A-5 Vigilante

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Buildings

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Sky City: The Skyscraper China Tried (and Failed) to Build in 90 Days

The Empire State Building? At 443 meters tall, it took over a year to build. Burj Khalifa in Dubai, currently the world’s tallest building?...
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The Paris Gun: Germany’s Infamous Artillery Weapon from World War I

At 7.18 a.m. on 23 March 1918, an explosive shell landed on the Quai de la Seine area of Paris. France was of course...

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Trains

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Union Pacific GTEL Locomotives

In the early ‘50s, General Electric (GE) and the now defunct American Locomotive Company (Alco) teamed up to build a number of immensely powerful...
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New York’s Subway System: The Most Expensive Railway Ever Constructed

New York is America's most iconic city, filled with world wonders— magnificent skyscrapers and striking bridges. Yet, despite all of the city's megaprojects, the...
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The Hong Kong Express Rail Link: The Most Expensive Infrastructure in Hong Kong’s History

Hong Kong is a city of 7.5 million people at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in southern China. The dense city has...
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The London Underground: How ‘The Tube’ Became the First Modern Subway System

During the first half of the 19th century, London’s population grew faster than it ever had. By 1860, the city’s population had risen to...
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Crossrail

A City Pushing Forward London. This magnificent, enigmatic - perhaps a little cloudy - city is pushing forward once again. A city where the old...

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Angkor Wat

Forget St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the Grand Mosque in Mecca or the Belz Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, the largest religious building in...

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