The construction industry is a realm of engineering marvels, technological advancements, and a dash of historical wonders that many might not find immediately fascinating. However, if you dig a little deeper (no pun intended), you'll uncover some awe-inspiring and fun facts that not only entertain but also educate. In this article, we'll explore the top 10 fun facts about the construction industry that will surely leave you amazed.
1) Great Wall of China:
The Great Wall of China isn't a single continuous wall but a series of walls, forts, and watchtowers built over centuries by various Chinese dynasties.
2) Pyramid Precision:
The ancient Egyptians' precision in construction is evident in the alignment of the Great Pyramid of Giza's sides with the cardinal points (north, south, east, and west), almost perfectly despite its massive size.
3) Lean on Me:
The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy tilted due to soft ground on one side. The construction was paused for almost a century due to wars, which allowed the soil to settle, preventing a collapse.
4) Construction Speed:
The Empire State Building in New York City, one of the world's most iconic skyscrapers, was built in just over a year during the Great Depression.
5) Skyscraper Shuffle:
Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, can sway up to 6 feet (2 meters) due to its flexible design to handle wind and temperature changes.
What are your favorite fun facts?