When part of the Bay Bridge collapsed in 1989 earthquake, I thought my parents had gone down with it because they crossed the bridge for their commute every day. There were no cell phones back then and all the land lines were jammed up following the earthquake, so it took us a few hours to find out that my parents were OK. Yes, we were latch key kids so I was home with my brother and sister.
Here’s a cool time-lapse of the construction of the new bridge section, set to open on Tuesday. That’s more than 42,000 hours of construction in just 4 minutes.
China plans to build the world’s tallest building in just 90 days. Once completed, the 220-story structure will surpass Burj Khalifa by 10 meters to become the tallest structure in the world. Here’s that same company erecting a 30-story hotel in 360 hours in December 2011.