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ponte vasco da gama by NunoMiguelValente

A Ponte Vasco da Gama é uma ponte sobre o rio Tejo,na área da Grande Lisboa, ligando Montijo e Alcochete a Lisboa e Sacavém, muito próximo do Parque das Nações, onde se realizou a Expo 98. Inaugurada a 29 de março de 1998, a ponte é a mais longa da Europa e é actualmente a nona mais extensa de todo o mundo, com os seus 17,3 km de comprimento, dos quais 12 estão sobre as águas do estuário do Tejo. Na sua inauguração foi servida uma feijoada que teve direito a inscrição no Guinness World Records.

O vão (comprimento do tabuleiro) do viaduto central é de 420 m. Foi construída a fim de constituir uma alternativa à ponte 25 de Abril para o trânsito que circula entre o norte e o sul do país na zona da capital portuguesa.

Aquando da sua construção foi necessário tomar especiais cuidados com o impacto ambiental, visto que atravessa o Parque Natural do Estuário do Tejo, uma importante área à escala europeia de alimentação e nidificação de aves aquáticas. Foi também necessário proceder-se ao realojamento de 300 famílias.

O nome da ponte comemora os 500 anos da chegada de Vasco da Gama à Índia, em 1498.

É uma das mais altas construções de Portugal, com 155 m de altura.

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PARALLEL WORLD IV by davidzd077

Palace square at the heart of St. Petersburg
The Winter Palace (pictured) was constructed on the square between 1754 and 1762 by Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It was the first building completed on Palace Square, and it became the main residence of the Russian Emperors.

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PARALLEL WORLD III by davidzd077

Palace square at the heart of St. Petersburg

The Winter Palace (pictured) was constructed on the square between 1754 and 1762 by Italian architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It was the first building completed on Palace Square, and it became the main residence of the Russian Emperors.

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Luxury Resort by blackchallenge

The Fairmont Ajman is the most recent hotel opened in 2015 by the brand in the Gulf region. The sleek and contemporary resort is prominently situated on the Ajman Corniche and fronts 250 meters of unspoiled, sandy beaches that is perfect for leisure and incentive travelers.

The property features 252 guestrooms and suites, including two luxurious penthouse offerings. Dining options include an all-day dining outlet, with a multi-kitchen format and two private dining rooms, which transform into an à la carte restaurant in the evenings.

Event planners will also be able to take advantage of 2,000 square meters of indoor function space as well as beautiful outdoor facilities. Guests can enjoy a selection of retail outlets and fitness and water sport facilities for leisurely pursuits onsite. Shopping and business districts are located nearby in Sharjah or Dubai.

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Spherical HQ by blackchallenge

Aldar’s HQ in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is the first spherical building in the Middle East, standing at approximately 110 meters in height with 23 floor levels. The building has a diameter of 120.9 meters; its width varies from 10 meters at ends to 36.4 meters in the middle. Its structural design consists of a central concrete core for transferring environmental lateral loads, with peripheral diagrid support columns forming the building’s envelope. The building comprises 6400 tons of steel; 55,000 square meters of decking panels; and 25,000 cubic-meters of concrete, and has an area of glass of 25,000 square meters (3200 panels of glass). It will have a total gross floor area of 61,900 square meters and a total net area of 51,361 square meters. It includes many complicated elements, such as peripheral diagrid columns, an outer ring, internal ring, central ring columns, diagrid nodes, and an in-plane truss connecting the outer, internal and central columns at all floor levels. The roof is an integral part of the building with primary beams in line with the columns.

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