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Hubris on the Yangtze

555 — height, in feet, of the Washington Monument, the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. 575 — height, in feet, of the new Three Gorges Dam in China (which is also wider than 100 Washington Monuments standing edge to edge) 4.3 million — cubic meters of concrete needed to build the Panama Canal 26.4 million — cubic meters of concrete needed to build the Three Gorges Dam 80 — number of cracks, up to 8 feet in depth, that have appeared in the Three Gorges Dam since its construction 1 53 — number of engineers and other experts in China …

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