There are many histories about islands, Islands are immense stand in solitariness amidst all the infinite ocean blue water. Due to graduation transformation earth has given us some impressive islands,which is a place to some of the biggest human cities.
Today due to progress in science, man has became capable to learn the art of making there very own artificial islands, while humans can’t make islands as impressive as the nature does, we have certainly made some cool ones. This are often used to expand our urban territory for cities located near oceans. These islands are often used as sea ports and airports.
There are many of them but some which are the most wanted and big are listed below,this are the ten most amazing man made islands all around the globe.
10. Notre Dame Island, Canada
The city of Montreal, Quebec needed to bulid a good metro system for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, to get it done they needed to dig more than 15 million tons of rocks and they did it in a amazing way-they decided to build a island which was later named as Notre Dame island in saint Lawerence River.
Nowadays the island is a great tourist deestination and place to live for many peoples, it also includes Jacques Villeneuve Circuit where the Canadian grand prix is held as well as the Montreal Casino.
The whole project was completed in 1959 but enlarged in 1967, island was opened just in the time of for Expo’67. There is a garden at the center of the island, also a large beach is available on the island which is open during summers for different types of water sports and aquatic activities.
Another popular activity that takes here is Annual Winter Carnival. During winter time the island becomes a great place for ice skating and cross country skiing. The other great thing about this island is that it is not only meant for rich, any ordinary individual can afford to go there and enjoy.
9. The International Airport, Hong Kong
Also named as Chek Lap Kok Airport, located in the west of Hong Kong city just off Lantau Island. The creative design was possible by Sir Norman Foster, the airport was started in 1990s and ever since after known as the best Airport by Skytrax eight times…
New airport was eventually to be build north of Lantau Island,which made possible the joining of three of the northern islands into what we now known as a worldclass airport.
The island is a real example of our progress in science and innovation, airport also have some fun stuffs-it has a massive IMAX cinema[a great way to let yourself entertain while any delays].
Airport is not just good in services like transport but is also a great place to relax, has a number of lounges, ‘the bridge’ is the largest. According to an estimate the airport can handle 9 million tons of cargo, 60,000 aircraft and 100 million peoples.
The interesting fact about it is the contracters included the specialist and professional services on matters related to environmental pollution which leads to make it a environmental protector. The total cost to built it is estimated at about $141bn. It connects each and every main city present on the globe.
8. Treasure island,USA
The past of the island was not good, at the time of its constructions the local peoples thought it to be a problem for the boats so the constructions are taken place in the supervision of U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
Construction was started in 1936 on the coast of San Francisco and finished in 1939, today the island is known for its flea market and a musical festival called Treasure island music fest. It covers over 25 million cubic yards of the land’s sand bought all over from the bay.
At the time of its construction completion there had taken place a Golden Gate International Explosion after which the Navy take it over and it became a Naval Station Treasure Island.
Island contains some places which are prohibited for local peoples regarding their safety as these areas covers some abondaned houses where the soil is contaminated by radioactive pollution, the reason is not known to any one why there was radioactive waste but many peoples put blames on the Navy.
For several years Navy kept these fact hidden from the peoples but after 2010 when the pressure started building on Navy they decided to clean it up. In the present time it contains 8000 houses, a hoteland many parks.
7. Hulhumale , Maldives
The island is found in Indian ocean. Peoples first started moving on the island in 2004, and at present time it is a place of livelihood for more than 40,000 peoples. Maldives is a tropical country which holds this amazing island of 0.7 square miles.
On the island you can easily find hotels and restaurants but it is not it’s real beauty, the main attraction it holds is the amazing beach whose water is full of different marine lives.
At the time of it’s construction the one thing kept in mind was its sustainability and that the island was designed to be climate resistant. It’s the only smart city that maldives has also as it’s capital,but enough to built it’s prestige.
The island also has water sports like snorkeling, boat trips are also popular. It is located 8 km off the north east coast and 6.5 km from Velana International airport, the island is capable of making it’s very own green energy which makes it a pollution controller.
On order to reach the island peoples have to take a ferry from hulhumale ferry terminal which takes about 15-20 minutes,but if you want to get there fast there is a speed boat service also. Peoples also do scuba diving and takes the great adventures of its amazing coral reefs and abundant marine life.
6.THUMS Island, USA
It’s a set of four islands and the name is given as an aycronym for the five companies who built it. It construction fully completed by 1965 in long Beach, California, the island unlike others don’t have homes and restaurants instead it is a oil drilling facilities.
The builders faced many problems while building it as the islands drilling oil facilities aren’t the prettiest structures also the area they decided to built is full of different beach front properties which was million dollars worth.
The main architect they appointed was the person known for his work on the theme parks like Disneyland,Joseph linesch.
The los Angeles Times Calls the island as …part Disneyland, also called astronaut islands. It also maintains noise pollution because of its landscaping and sound walls.
There was a time when the California and the city of long Beach sued the THUMS oil companies for depressing oil prices and actions are taken about it by a federal jury after which only 1 company (Exxon) of 5 is left free while the other 4 settled out. The island is still used for drilling and as of 2015 there are nearly 1550 active drills.
5. Amwaj Islands, Bahrain
It is a group of beautiful islands at the persian gulf in the small country of Bahrain.The island is divided into different sections and the most impressive one is Al Marsa,also called as the floating city.
The facilities are great as the local peoples can park boats in front of their houses which make it look a very modern version of Venice, Italy.
It’s construction was started in 2002 and in the beginning it was clear that it will be a smart city, the contracts were given to two companies-Cisco and Oracle for the development of fiber optic networks for all the houses and business on the islands. Central lagoon is the other impressive area of the island which is a commercial area.
There are total 12 restaurants available,in the six themed islands each offering a different experience, includes all the modern and convinient services like supermarkets, pharmacies, hotels, cafes, school, banks etc.
It totally comprised of 9 islands with population of 10000 by 2010. Approx cost in it’s development is expected to be 1.5 US Dollars.One of its island is theme island which has structures and buildings in its central part and commercial areas on the rest.The most important facility it offer is a Luna park.
4. The World, United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is the largest and most crowded city of Dubai. Dubai has many amazing and impressive landmarks but this is something different.
Construction of this island was held in 2003 but due to financial crisis the momentum breaked and the project stopped, the problem was not only money but also the luxuries they want like lavish hotels,along with half submerged, half-sky-floating homes in this island which was strongly challenged by nature.
In 2014 the project again started, the engineers got the solution for their problem,crisis of money was also sorted and in 2008 the project was completed.
There are several small islands in this which are on sale but not for everyone as it is a piece of art so it worth it,common peoples can only have dreams of it.
3. IJburg, Netherlands
One city which is having a particularly difficult time with lack of housing is Amsterdam and it’s solution is a series of islands called IJurb. The cities where housing is a problem, government and real estate had to get a little creative when it comes to built new houses, which results in building of this island.
Construction here was started in 1996 near a lake in the east of the city, there are three island connected to one other by bridges. There is also a neighbor of IJurg known as The Waterburt or Water District,the speciality of it is that they are floating houseboats that are moored to jetties.
The kind of peoples who don’t like to get out of their houses but also wants to enjoy boating will take more interest in it.
As per an aspect there are 20,000 residents living in IJburg in 2015, but after its work has been completed it will provide shelter to 45,000 peoples.The island has all the facilities including some damn good beaches.
2. The Pearl-Qatar, Qatar
We all know Qatar had a bad past but it came out having some of the most beautiful and amazing landmarks now, it is an oil rich country located in middle East, construction on the infrastructure took place about 10-12 years and it was successfully completed in 2014.
Even though it may be physically impossible to play football there due to it’s extreme heat, its declared to host the 2022 FIFA World cup. Only some lucky peoples will get a chance to visit this amazing island and enjoy football. As per 2014 it has a population of 12,000, but the number is expected to increase by four after 2018.
This have a 64,000 square foot family entertainment centre along with three five star hotels, restaurants. It is 20 miles of the coast line.
1. Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
It is present around The World islands, on the both side of the World islands two Palm islands are made. On the right is Palm Jebel Ali and on the left is palm Jumeirah.
But for now only Palm Jumeirah is completed, Palm Jebel Ali is yet to be finished, it’s unclear when it will be completed but is expected when it’s work will be done it will provide homes for more than 250,000 peoples, it will have four theme parks also. Amazingly the size of Palm Jumeirah is smaller than Palm Jebel Ali.
Construction on Palm Jumeirah went more smoother, When the work of Palm Jumeirah came to an end, it added 320 miles to the coastline. It has several hotels, resorts, shopping centres. It also has a monorail to get around the island.
It was in 2006 when peoples started moving to the island. All the three islands of Dubai were made by millions of cubic feet of sand from the sea floor which was then sprayed in the pattern of land by GPS, but in a place like Dubai where the tides are really high the architect had to find a solution to save the islands from them whose solution was to form a 7 mile breakwater around the island. It was made by millions of tons of mountain rock.
So, which destination do you like the most, let me know in the comment box.