Chile The Ministry of Public Works plans to construct a record-size suspension bridge over the Chacao Channel. The bridge will connect the island of Chiloé to the Chilean mainland and, when completed, will be the largest suspension bridge in South America. The 8,645-ft-long bridge will comprise two main spans, one 3,461 ft long and the other 3,608 ft long, as well as a 1,246-ft suspended side span. The project's design features three concrete towers consisting of two 589-ft towers and one 527-ft tower. The Chacao Channel bridge will have a minimum vertical clearance of 193 ft, to allow for ship navigation. Construction is expected to begin in early 2015. Ministry of Public Works, Loreto Silva, Minister, Morande 59, Santiago, Chile. DR#14-00438181.
Hong Kong The Island School will be a 300,000-sq-ft high school situated in the city's Quarry Bay neighborhood. In addition to standard classroom facilities, the project's design calls for an expansive atrium, balconies, gardens and cantilevered facades. The project is valued at $168 million. Construction is expected to begin in 2016, and completion is estimated for 2019. English Schools Foundation, Susanna Chiu, Communications Manager, 1063 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. DR#14-00414159.