Structures and Buildings
Since at least the building of Göbekli Tepe 11,000 years ago, humans everywhere have built structures of size and grandeur: from the Cahokia Mounds to Chichen Itza, from Great Zimbabwe to Angkor Wat, from St. Basil's Cathedral to Petra to the Sydney Opera House. These structures and monuments stand testament to human ingenuity and culture. Learn about the history of major structures, endangered places, famous buildings, bridges and landmarks, including the Seven Wonders and more.
The World's Biggest, Tallest, and Longest
Select structures have the proud distinction of being the largest of their kind, whether by necessity (as in the case of some dams) or by design. In terms of length, height, volume, or area, these architectural projects are the best. Read on to learn more about the structures that rise above the rest (physically), and to learn a bit more about some of those that did in the past.
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