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.


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.


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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