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|The Pilatus Bahn near Luzern (Switzerland) is the steepest railway in the world. To climt the maximum gradient of 48 % it uses a special rack rail system.|
The kmz.-file shows the stations and line of this famous railway.
Additionally I featured two placemarks which show the scenic views from Pilatus Kulm down onto Luzern, the Vierwaldstätter See and the Rigi and towards the High A...
|Courchevel's airport has a certain degree of infamy in the aviation industry as home to one of the shortest runways in the world, with a length of 525 metres and a gradient of 18.5% in order to help slow landing aircraft.|
This airport was used in the opening scene of the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies" with Pierce Brosnan.
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|Buenos Aires is home to the widest street in the world, which is 425 Ft (130m) arcoss.|
|40 Wall Street is a 70-story skyscraper in New York City completed in 1930 after only 11 months of construction. It is located on the north side of Wall Street between Broad Street and William Street. It was first known as Bank of Manhattan Trust Building when it was built. Its pinnacle reaches 927 feet (282.5m) and was very briefly the tallest building in the world, soon surpassed by the Chrys...||12/13/2006||597|
|This is Roslyn Place in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh PA. It is the last known wooden street in the US.
The book "GREAT STREETS" by Allan Jacobs discusses this street in Pittsburgh.||12/30/2007||983|
|Wikipedia: Lombard Street in San Francisco, California, an east-west thoroughfare that runs from The Presidio, through the Cow Hollow neighborhood, and through the Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill neighborhoods, before terminating at The Embarcadero.|
Lombard Street is best known for this one block on Russian Hill between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, in which the roadway has eight sha...
|The world's 22nd most expensive trade street.|
Vitosha Boulevard (often called just Vitoshka) in Bulgaria is Sofia's main thoroughfare and is famous for the many brand name shops and boutiques on it. Posessing a shop on the boulevard is thought of as a matter of image and advertising for companies operating in Bulgaria.
The boulevard is named after Vitosha, the moun...
|The Marina Bay Street Circuit (otherwise known as the Singapore GP Street Circuit) is a street circuit around the city state's Marina Bay and is the venue for the Singapore Grand Prix. The track is 5.073 km (3.152 mi) long in a harbourside location similar in style to the Monaco Grand Prix and the new circuit in Valencia.||11/17/2011||841|
|The Sam Kee Building is located at 8 West Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia and is noteworthy for being the narrowest commercial building in the world. It holds it's record by both the Guinness World Records and Ripley's Believ It or Not. It is 4'11" at its base and 6' wide on the second floor.|
|The Warsaw Uprising Museum is to be located in the buildings of the former tramway power station, at 28 Przyokopowa Street. It was built in 1904-1905 on a building lot at the corner of Grzybowska and Przyokopowa Streets, with its pediment facing the latter. It is situated in the immediate neighbourhood of Towarowa Street – an important traffic artery.||11/18/2009||579|
|the Thusnelda Allee is the shortest street in Berlin-Moabit near the dwelling from my friend OLAF.
(Admin note - cannot verify that this is the shortest street in Berlin)||08/20/2005||449|
|The Finest Toyshop There Is, Based In London, UK On Regents Street||12/14/2005||337|