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纽约市的荷兰隧道在90年前的这一天开放

更新时间:2017-11-13 12:01:11 来源:纽约时报中文网 作者:佚名

An engineering marvel of its time, New York City’s Holland Tunnel opened on this day 90 years ago.

纽约市的荷兰隧道在90年前的这一天开放,它是当时的一项工程奇迹。

The designer, Clifford Holland, oversaw many innovative developments for the pair of 1.6-mile tubes, including meeting the extraordinary challenge of guaranteeing sufficient ventilation. Highly stressed, he died of a heart attack at 41.

设计师克里夫·荷兰(Clifford Holland)监督了这对1.6英里隧道的许多创新发展,包括为了保证充足通风的非凡挑战。由于巨大的压力,时年41岁的他死于心脏病。

That was several years before the tunnel opened, so he missed the debate over whether to ban horse-drawn vehicles.

由于在隧道开通前几年去世,所以他错过了是否禁止马车的辩论。

Perhaps we’re more used to taking note of the competition for the world’s tallest building (currently the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, with a Saudi contender, the Jeddah Tower, hoping to complete construction in 2019).

也许我们更习惯于关注世界最高建筑的竞赛(目前是迪拜的哈利法塔,来自沙特的竞争者吉达塔有望在2019年完工)。

But there’s a global race on for tunnels, too. Europe currently claims the longest traffic tunnels: a 35-mile Swiss achievement; the 31-mile “Chunnel” under the English Channel; and Norway’s singular Laerdal Tunnel, which has even hosted weddings.

但世界上还有隧道竞赛。欧洲目前声称拥有最长的交通隧道:瑞士有一条35英里(约合56公里)长的隧道;英吉利海峡下的31英里(约合50公里)的英法海底隧道;挪威独特的莱尔达尔隧道,那里甚至还举办过婚礼。

Then there’s Tokyo’s Aqua-Line, 8.7 miles of underwater channel with a few miles of bridge riding atop.

然后是东京的东京湾跨海公路,一段8.7英里(约合14公里)的水下通道,桥梁横跨在几英里的上方。

China, ever competitive as it seeks to meet the needs of upward of a billion people, aims to build the world’s longest water tunnel: a 600-mile conduit from Tibet to a desert in Xinjiang.

为了谋求满足十多亿人口的需求,中国一直极具竞争力,它旨在建设世界上最长的输水隧道:从西藏到新疆一个沙漠长达600英里(约合965公里)的管道。

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