This year has seen some massive engineering feats, from the Russky Bridge in Vladivostok, the world’s largest cable-stayed bridge, to the Bosphorus Tunnel, the world’s first sea tunnel linking Turkey to Europe, to the New Century Global Centre in Chengdu, the world’s biggest building.

Arguably trumping them all is the arch being constructed around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which has been touted as one of the biggest engineering projects of all time. The $2 billion New Safe Confinement (NSC) project stands 360 feet tall – high enough to house the Statue of Liberty….