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40/2013 image of the week: deltawerken

October 4th, 2013 by sophie · architecture, image of the week, netherlands, sightseeing

The Deltawerken are one of the most famous technical sight in the netherlands.
It’s a protection system against floods and storm surges and was built after the flood in 1953. The full completion of the Delta Works was in 1997, it consist of 15 individual buildings, including several dams, flood weirs and sluices, which were expanded continuously over the years.
The vernacular calls the Deltawerken “The eighth world wonder”.

The photograph was shot in August 2013 by Sophie Daum.

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