Through history, there have been a plethora of incredible projects that have taken our breath away and helped shape what the world looks like today.
From the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and many other incredible accomplishments, the project management aspect of these construction sites had to be incredibly extensive and detailed.
If you are looking for some inspiration for your next project you are working on, here are some great examples of some of the greatest projects ever completed.
First Transcontinental Railroad
Originally known as the Pacific Railroad, this is incredible stretch of track measured 1907 miles and connected San Francisco all the way out to Iowa.
The project management on this construction had to be consistent and clear as the control passed through three different companies: the Western Pacific Railroad Company, the Central Pacific Railroad Company of California, before finishing with the Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Opened in 1869, this is still one of the most incredible accomplishments of construction in the history of the United States.
Human Genome Project
Scientific research has always been a puzzling and fascinating one for mankind to try to understand. With the development of the human genome project though, scientists made a huge discovery in the overall makeup and DNA of the human body.
The largest collaborative biological project began in 1984 and was finally complete in 2003. Lasting nearly two decades, you can be sure that the communication and project management had to be of the utmost priority.
Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array
Space has always been an intriguing concept for humankind to study and grasp, but researching it in more depth finally became clear in 1980 when a radio astronomy observatory was developed in New Mexico.
This large array of highly intelligent satellites can detect what is going on in space millions of miles away. From picking up black holes to discovering high activity in the center of the Milky Way, scientists have been able to learn more than they ever imagined about space.
Large Hadron Collider
The world’s largest particle collider is now the world’s single largest single machine. Completed in 2008 over 10 years of collaborative work from over 10,000 scientists, this incredible piece of machinery lies over 500 feet below the earth’s surface and measures an incredible 17 miles in circumference.
This fascinating machine has been incredibly instrumental in scientists learning more and more about the laws of physics and what exactly our limitations are as humans.
2016 Summer Olympics
After hosting the FIFA Men’s World Cup of soccer in 2014, Rio has turned right around to prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The XXXI Olympiad is sure to be one of the most memorable and spectacular to date as the brand new venues and infrastructure are sure to shock and awe audiences and participants alike.