As you can see, interesting facts about construction are very diverse.

Hardly anyone would argue with the statement that the work of a builder is one of the most important professions necessary for the full life of society. In fact, all the comfort and coziness that surrounds modern man would be absolutely impossible without advances in architecture. All this is well known, but think about it – what do you really know about this area? And then you just read the most interesting facts about construction, which will be useful to know everyone.

  1. It is worth starting with the fact that until the very end of the construction of the cathedral in Lincoln, the famous pyramid of Cheops, located in Giza, for 3000 years was considered the largest building in the world! It is noteworthy that the pyramid was built by the nephew of Pharaoh named Himeon, and the construction itself lasted more than 20 years.
  2. It is worth starting with the fact that until the very end of the construction of the cathedral in Lincoln, the famous pyramid of Cheops, located in Giza, for 3,000 years, I consider the largest buildings in the world! It is noteworthy that the pyramid was built by the nephew of Pharaoh named Himeon, and the construction itself lasted more than 20 years.
  3. It is important to mention such a famous building as the Great Wall of China. It is noteworthy that it was constantly erected and increased in size, then collapsed and rebuilt many times. It is worth noting that many well-preserved fortifications belong to the reign of the Ming dynasty (13-17 centuries). This is due to the extremely strong cement mortar, which was made from slaked lime and sticky boiled rice. Even today, many brands of cement are not able to show similar results.
  4. As you know, New York is the famous capital of skyscrapers. Today in this city there are already 140 of these giant structures, the spiers of which touch the surface of the clouds. It is noteworthy that one of the most famous skyscrapers called the Empire State Building was built in 1930 and until 1970 was the tallest building in the world! But here the interesting facts about the construction are just beginning.
  5. Have you heard anything about the smallest skyscraper in the world? So, in 1914 in the small oil town of America Wichita Falls, engineer McMahon decided to build an extremely tall 147-meter house and even found investors for this. But in the estimate, the height of the score is erroneously not in feet, but only in inches, which none of the customers found. As a result, a rather modest 4-storey building was built with a miserable 12 meters. And the fact of fraud is not proved, and almost all the money remained with the engineer.
  6. Interestingly, in 1967 a program was launched in Albania on the general “bunkerization” of the country. The decree was valid for 20 years, during which time more than 750,000 bunkers were built for each individual family. On average, there are 23 bunkers per 1 square kilometer in the country.
  7. It is very interesting that in 2006 the large Icelandic corporation Alcoa long sued for permission to obtain a certificate for the construction of its plant. The fact is that most Icelanders seriously believe in elves. And to build any house requires a resolution that a particular plot of land is free from the mysterious people.
  8. It is noteworthy that the creator of the lightning rod is a famous American figure Benjamin Franklin. But in fact, the metal structure for the removal of lightning was first invented by Russian architects long before the birth of the American. For the first time the famous Nevyansk tower in the Sverdlovsk region was equipped with such a lightning rod.
  9. One of the most unusual roads in the world was built by Count Alfred Vronitsky in 1820 in the small Ukrainian village of Krymne. The peculiarity is that the path was paved with upright horse teeth, cemented with a solution of lime with broken bricks. The width of the road reaches 6.5 meters and its length is 9.4 km.
  10. Interestingly, after the long construction of the Winter Palace, its entire territory was heavily littered. And then Peter III very ingeniously solved this problem. The ruler pointed out that anyone could take anything he wanted from the square. Naturally, the thrifty people disassembled everything in just a few hours.

As you can see, interesting facts about construction are very diverse.