Related Links: Record-Size Swimming Pools Come to the U.S. for the First Time Since 2006, pools designed by Crystal Lagoons Corp. have held records for the world's largest pools. Today, 300 are operating or in the process of development in 60 countries, the company reports. Typically, the pools anchor resort communities. Click to begin the slide show.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan