Oil towers are huge structures and the one in the picture is no exception. It’s known as Bullwinkle and it’s 150 feet taller than the Sears Tower and uses ten times as much steel as the Eiffel Tower.
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Nevertheless, it was pulled out to its location off the Gulf Of Mexico by a little tiny boat back in 1988, and the video cameras were there to film it. Watch the video below and be amazed – and then be even more amazed that it happened in 1988.
Wow. I think I’d be pretty impressed with that happening today, let alone 30 years ago. Like how did people even come up with ideas like that in the past, let alone accomplish them.
For more of the same, check out these photographs of the construction of the Hoover Dam back in the 1930s.