Structures

US Air Force Wooden Test Rig

This massive structure is apparently a US Air Force test stand and is one of the world’s largest wooden structure. Military planes are parked on it and their resistance to things like lightning and EMP are tested (Or maybe they…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Île Notre-Dame, Montreal

Île Notre-Dame is an artificial island on the Saint Lawrence River and is part of the city of Montreal. Along with Île Ste-Hélène the island hosted Expo 67, for which Île Notre-Dame was built using earth excavated for the Montreal…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

The Gas Tank

Check out this giant liquefied natural gas tank that sits just to the side of the Southeast Expressway in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Ironcladlou (who is now on his fourth posted submission!) says: The gas tank (as it’s known ’round these parts)…

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Tuesday, 7th June 2005

Mount Sutro TV Tower

On Mount Sutro in San Francisco stands the 977 foot Mount Sutro TV Tower. To withstand earthquakes the steel tower is built on foundations made from 15 million pounds of concrete. Ground level photos of the tower can be found…

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Wednesday, 1st June 2005

Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal

Île Sainte-Hélène (or St. Helen’s Island) is an island on the Saint Lawrence River and is part of the city of Montreal. Along with Île Notre-Dame. the island hosted Expo 67, for which the island was expanded and a theme…

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Monday, 30th May 2005

Mount Weather

The Mount Weather Special Facility is an unacknowledged US Continuity of Government (COG) facility located in a huge underground bunker 45 miles west of Washington D.C., near Bluemont, Virginia. OK, there isn’t high res coverage of the exact area but…

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Sunday, 29th May 2005

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Le Circuit de Reims-Gueux

First used in 1926, le Circuit de Reims-Gueux was a French Formula One and sports car racing circuit built on the public roads between the villages of Gueux and Thillois. The circuit hosted its first French Grand Prix in 1932 and continued to hold the event until 1966. The track closed for good in 1972, but the roads are still in place, and many traces of the old circuit can still be found, including the pit stalls, paddock, and spectator bleachers.

Lærdalstunnelen, The World’s Longest Road Tunnel

Faced with the challenge of building a year-round road to connect Norway’s two largest cities (Bergen and Oslo), through a…

Airship Hangars Around The World

From the late 19th century to the period between the World Wars, hundreds of airship hangars were built in Western…

Hurtigruten (The Express Route)

Here at Google Sightseeing we love a chance to create a post about the scenic wonders of Norway1. Today we…

Floating Bridges

Floating bridges, while often temporary structures used in times of war or disaster, can also be used long-term in locations…

Recent Comments

  1. D. King: Apparently I was close, but still a bit off the mark. There IS a base on Lake Constance (Bodensee), but it...
  2. Bob: There is a Marine Corps air station with two dirigible hangars in Tustin, CA. https://maps.google.com/map...
  3. Ian: Thanks Tammo – I was aware of it but didn’t include it because it’s not visible.
  4. Ian: Excellent, thanks for all the links everyone!
  5. Tammo: Best Streetview of the one in Sicily is probably from across the water: https://www.google.com/maps...

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