The world's largest tire - 80 feet tall and 12 tons - is located in Allen Park, Michigan just east of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The giant tire originally served as a Uniroyal sponsored ferris wheel at the 1964-65 Worlds Fair in NY, NY. Twenty-four gondolas circled the tire carrying nearly two million people.
Sculptors work on worlds largest sleeping Buddha statue Wednesday in Yiyang County of East Chinas Jiangxi Province. The gigantic rock work, whose construction started on May 1st,2002, measures 68-meter-high and 416-meter-long
Iowa 80 is the world's largest truckstop, located along Interstate 80 off exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa. Set on a 220-acre (89 ha) plot of land (four times larger than an average truckstop and 2.5 times larger than Disneyland) -- 75 acres (30 ha) of which are currently developed -- the site receives 5,000 visitors daily, and features a 67,000 sq ft (6,200 m2) main building, parking for 800 trucks, ...
Located in Malan, Xinjiang Autonomous Region. (between 87.12E/42.14N and 87.52E/42.15N). Location of China's single nuclear weapons test site. Under the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) with close ties to the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Established on 16 October 1959. Construction began on 1 April 1960. On 21 November 1958, Soviet adv...
The giant 150-ton cantilever fitting-out crane was erected around 1907 on the west side of the fitting-out basin of the Clydebank Shipyard. It was one of the first shipyard cranes to be designed and built by Sir William Arrol & Co and has been designated a B-listed structure by Historic Scotland, in recognition of its historical significance.
The largest wooden structure in the world is the Woolloomooloo Bay Wharf, Sydney, Australia. Built in 1912, the wharf is 400 m (1,312 ft) long and 63 m (206 ft) wide and stands on 3,600 piles. On the wharf is a hotel complex and a marina.
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