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highways.today   26 October 2017   Switzerland   Zurich  
<p>Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.</p> <p>A ...
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SWI   01 September 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Heavy overnight storms unleashed further landslides in the Val Badosca, forcing residents of a second village to evacuate in canton Graub&uuml;nden. Eight hikers are still missing, presumed dead, following a massive rockslide that fell on Bondo village, ...
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SWI   28 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Geologists say the Piz Cengalo mountain on the Swiss-Italian border, which collapsed last week causing a huge landslide in the Swiss village of Bondo, remains unstable. The dangers are preventing locals from returning and are hindering the clean-up operation. ...
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SWI   25 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Rescue services resumed their search for eight missing hikers on Friday following a massive landslide in a remote valley in canton Graub&uuml;nden.<br />Rescuers are using a helicopter, dogs, thermal imaging and mobile phone location devices to look for ...
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The Independent   24 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Eight people are missing and several villages have been evacuated after a landslide in southeast Switzerland, police said.</p> <p>One hundred people were evacuated from Bondo yesterday.</p> <p>Rolling rocks reached the entrance of the village and police ...
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ITA - AITES   07 August 2017   Switzerland  
<p>From 13th to 16th November the leading international specialists in Tunnelling industry will gather in Paris for the AFTES Congress and a special day on November 15th : a one-day event dedicated to the presentation of the finalists&rsquo; projects followed ...
The Guardian   12 December 2016   Switzerland   Europe  
<p>Regular passenger trains start using the 35-mile Gotthard Base tunnel, which took 17 years to build.</p><p>Regular rail service through the world’s longest tunnel has begun, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.</p><p>The ...
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Gizmodo   01 June 2016   Switzerland   Gotthard  
<p>After 17 years of construction, the Gotthard Base Tunnel opens today. This feat of engineering is a 35-mile high-speed rail connection beneath the Swiss Alps and is now the longest transit tunnel in the world. You better believe that Hyperloop engineers ...
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The Telegraph   31 May 2016   Switzerland   Gotthard  
<p>We approached the innocuous door in the side of a mountain with little idea what was on the other side of the roller shutter. We journalists on board were lucky: we were about to get a sneak preview of the world&rsquo;s longest railway tunnel before the ...
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Business Insider   25 August 2015   Switzerland   Swiss Alps  
<p>The Swiss Alps are an unforgiving landscape of rugged, rocky peaks and lush, green valleys. Connecting communities that would be otherwise isolated by the vast mountain range &mdash; including cultural and economic hubs like Zurich, Milan, and Turin &mdash; ...
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