China’s futuristic Chengdu Tianfu International Airport is now official open, and to kick things off, the inaugural flight, operated by Sichuan Airlines, took off Sunday morning for Beijing. Construction cost around $10.8 billion USD, and the first phase is capable of handling 60 million passengers per year.
Set to launch in 2024, Winch Design’s M/Y Somnio will be the world’s largest superyacht, measuring 728-feet in length. Not just any superyacht, this $600-million water vessel will have 39 luxury apartments that are priced from $11.2-million USD each.
Photo credit: Ponte 516 Arouca
Measuring 1,692-feet long, Arouca 516 in Portugal is now the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge. It sits 574-feet above the Paiva River and is now open to the public, built at a cost of around $2.8-million USD. The structure itself is supported by two V-shaped concrete towers, and will takes approximately 10 minutes to cross. To keep guests safe, the floor and side railings are made of rugged metal grids, which also provide expansive views of mountains and river gorge.
Historians look back on Paris between the wars as a time when the French economy boomed, starting from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period was called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, and the city reestablished itself as the capital of art, music, literature and cinema. This attracted hordes of writers and artists from around the world, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and Josephine Baker. “A Day in 1920s Paris” captures some of the energy during this vibrant time period.
Photo credit: Studio Puisto
Designed by Studio Puisto and located in Finland’s Kivijärvi Resort, the Nialiatta prototype is basically an elevated cabin that you can actually stay in that is held up by a single pillared foundation. Inside, you’ll only find the necessities in minimalist form, which includes a sleeping area, bathroom, and possibly kitchenette. This is just one of twenty five eco-cabins that will eventually be built at this unique resort.