Projects such as the Golden Gate Bridge, English Channel Tunnel, and Brooklyn Bridge are marvels of civil engineering. Some projects are considered engineering wonders and are record-setting. Others are strange and controversial, indeed. Think of buildings such as the Crooked House, Upside Downer, Robot Building, and Dancing House. Unusual buildings host exhibits, banks, offices, and laboratories and attract thousands of tourists. Much like the most impressive civil engineering projects. Why undertake projects of this scale and scope? Power, prestige, desire to stand out, and testing boundaries are some of the answers. We all strive for excellence and recognition to varying extent.
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