The World's Most Famous Steel Structures
Steel structure designs can be used for almost any type of building, including multi-family residential complexes such as residences and apartments.
Steel material is also used in the construction of bridges, stadiums, warehouses and other large-scale infrastructure projects. In addition to these structures, famous structures that have great repercussions in the world were built using steel material.
Steel production is based on the use of iron ore, a mineral that can be obtained from different types of rocks. The ore is heated in the furnace until it becomes liquid, then poured into a mold and left to cool. This process results in ingots, which are very large pieces of metal used to make steel. This makes it possible for the steel material to be both a strong material and a sought-after material in the construction industry.
Steel structures appear all over the world. There are many fascinating, unique structures made of steel in the world.
The Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 in Paris, one of the most popular capitals in the world, known as the city of lovers, was built using 10,130 tons of steel. The Eiffel Tower was built on an area of 200,000 square meters, at an altitude of 330 meters at its peak. A unique structure, the Eiffel Tower is visited by 6 million tourists annually.
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York is located on the East River and connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. Construction of the bridge began in 1870 and took 13 years to complete due to the hard and thick steel used in its construction. Brooklyn Bridge is the first structure built using steel wire in the world. The span between the main pillars of the bridge, which has a total length of 1834 meters, is 486 meters.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, built in 1931, took the title of the world's tallest building from the Chrysler Building. Located between 33rd and 34th Avenues on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, the building has 102 floors and 1576 stair steps. Its height is 443.2 in total with 381 m antenna. 57 thousand tons of steel was used in its construction. The Empire State Building is among the most famous skyscrapers in the world with its dazzling structure.
The 160 floors of the Burj Khalifa building, which has a height of 828 meters on an area of 344,000 m², are used and the floors after the 150th floor are constructed of steel. The main skeleton of the building is reinforced concrete, but contains 31,400 tons of steel. Constructed as a 3-lobed Y-shaped building, the building is inspired by the hymenocallis flower with three elements around a central core.
Sydney Harbor Bridge
Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia is made of 52,800 tons of Steel. Its total length is 1,149 meters, the widest span is 503 meters, and its height reaches 134 meters. Built in 1932, the bridge is the world's largest steel arch bridge.
Beijing National Stadium
Known as the "Bird's Nest" because it looks like a bird's nest, Beijing National Stadium was built for the 2008 Olympic games. In total, more than 42,000 tons of steel were used in the construction of the stadium. The Stadium, which has a capacity of 80,000 people, was built entirely of steel.
Taipei 101 Tower
Taipei Tower has taken the title of world's tallest building from Burj Khalifa. The height of Taipei 101 Tower, which was completed in 2004, is 460 meters to the roof and 509 meters to the very tip. The building is named Taipei 101 because it has 101 floors. The building is constructed of giant steel columns and steel frame mesh.