Engineering Successes & Wonders

I don’t know if it needs it’s own category, but I thought a counter topic to the Failures & Disasters area might be of interest on the forum. Feel free to add other instances of notable successful engineering.

The mass damper in the Taipei 101 skyscraper doing its job during an earthquake

That is impressive. I really like that they made it part of the architecture inside the building, rather than a hidden function.

Impressive indeed!!
Noticed what appears to by hydraulic cylinders under the mass damper, so an internet search revealed:

A successful test case for humankind in terms of how we may be able to stave off a potential threat.

NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test

I success story amongst the carnage of Hurricane Ian in Florida this past week. A town fully powered by solar operated by FPL and designed for resiliency fared remarkably well through Hurricane Ian.

Babcock Ranch

Engineering wonders that I’ve visited:

Eiffel Tower

Saturn 5

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