In the last few decades mankind has saw the undertaking of some gigantic projects which really push to the limits in terms of both magnitude and cost. Some of this project aim at the development of the nation and some for sheer amusement, and one unique project aim at getting humans closer to the space.
Here is the list of the top ten Biggest construction projects:
10. Great Man-Made River Project, Libya
Approximated cost: – $27 billion
The oil rich Libya’s is planning a massive water-transfer scheme, Libya has been working since 1985 to irrigate 387,000 acres of arid land and provide several major cities with water. Twenty-five years in, the Great Man-Made River Authority has irrigated around 50,000 acres of land, despite several pipeline blowouts. The project calls for extracting water from sandstone aquifers deep beneath the desert and piping it to the country’s coastal regions. Three phases of the project have been completed; phase four is under way. Work should be finished by 2030.