The history of human creativity is marked by megaprojects—from the Pyramids to the Roman Empire’s roads and water systems to the Eiffel Tower to Three Gorges Dam.
And it’s not just physical infrastructure construction, as technology has its own megaprojects now. Think about Global Positioning System (GPS)—a megaproject in its own right and the basis for many of the technological advancements today. It lies beneath everything from navigation to satellite positioning. And it will shape the future of autonomous cars, big data, and the Internet of Things.
Megaprojects change the very nature of how populations live and move. The next crop of megaprojects will not disappoint. Here are 10 incredible megaprojects currently underway around the world.