World’s Longest Tunnel to Open in Switzerland

Sometimes the things man can achieve are mind-boggling, to say the least. More great content from alk3r.

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World’s longest and deepest Gotthard Base Tunnel, in southern Switzerland, after 17 years, is set to open on June 1.

Gotthard Base Tunnel, a 35.5 miles railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland, cost $12 billion and displaces 31 million tons rock.

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A 1890’s Telephone Tower

A series of photos impossible to imagine today, with thousands of phone lines going everywhere from one single tower in Stockholm. Thank you, alk3r for sharing.

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A 1890's telephone tower

This was one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm between 1887-1913. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. After that the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as a result of a fire.

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