World’s First Ship Tunnel


Tunnels have existed for hundreds of years, but there has still never been a tunnel built for full-size ships. Until now. Snøhetta, a world-famous architecture and design firm, has released plans for a 1.7km long tunnel in Norway.  For decades, tumultuous weather has wreaked havoc with ship traffic on this Norwegian fjord, claiming lives and endangering crew. The 254 million euro tunnel would allow ships to swiftly and safely pass under land, cutting travel time significantly. Pretty cool stuff. Via DesignBoom: