This month, Israel is set to open the first stage of a planned 2,000-acre urban park in Tel Aviv on the former site of what has been, for decades, the country's biggest environmental health hazard. Named for the late former prime minister, Ariel Sharon Park will be Israel's largest urban park when the $250-million project is completed in 2020. Rendering Courtesy Of Ariel Sharon Park Co. Israel’s biggest municipal dump is being transformed into the country’s largest urban park. Work on the public-private effort involves transforming the Hiriya landfill site and surrounding floodplain into a recreational site. It was built
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.