Friday, June 5, 2009

Artificial islands

One would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of the artificial islands being constructed on the coast of Dubai. Less well known is that man-made islands have existed for centuries. The Uros islands are perhaps the oldest, massive reed rafts (the smallest of which are about the length of a football field) on Lake Titicaca in Peru. Shown above is Fadiout, a Senegalese island made of clamshells.

World of Technology has a rather impressive compendium of artificial islands, old and new.

Via Private Islands Online.

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