People keep saying size doesn’t matter but obviously some cities around the world have a different opinion. They all seem to like the recognition of having something big. Big is still not large enough though it seems so they go for the “biggest” title. Here are some of the great symbols that tourists recognize when they visit these cities.
Millau bridge is found in Paris and reaches 343 meters at its highest point, 23 meters taller than the Eiffel tower. It connect Paris to the Mediterranean avoiding the wavy roads beneath. Millau Bridge cost $524 million USD to build.
Burj Dubai will be completed late 2008 and is currently standing at 604.9 meters in height. It will cost approximately $4.1 billion USD. There are a few other interstnig facts no the Burj Dubai official site.
The world’s largest chair is found in Anniston, Alabama. But really… who’s going to sit on it?
The world’s largest axe is found in Nackawic, New Brunswick. The giant axe represents the importance of forestry in their local area.
The biggest thermometer in the world is found in Baker, CA, definitely a hot and steamy part of America. Apparently a business man had a dream to build the biggest thermometer (as all normal people would) and made it happen in 1991.
Every beer drinkers dream. The biggest 6 packs you’ll ever find in the world. They’ve actually been repainted now to represent the new owners.
This is currently the biggest Ferris Wheel, the Singapore Flyer, but once Beijing finishes their Great Ferris wheel, it’ll outshine Singapore’s efforts quite comfortably.
The big banana is a major attraction in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy the rides, shopping and especially the bananas. You can also organize functions at the big banana theme park.
Grand Canyon is the biggest canyon in the world and probably one of the most naturally beautiful attractions visited by thousands of tourists every year.
The Great wall of China is the biggest of everything in every way. It stretches from one end of the country to the other and it was built as a defensive structure for the country.