The completion in 1890 of a canal running from Japan’s largest expanse of fresh water, Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture, to Kyoto, succeeded well in the aims for which it was conceived — providing water to irrigate farmland in the north of the city and creating both a waterway to transport cargo and a power source for the area’s textile industry. It also had unexpected benefits for gardens.
Hotel Burj Al Arab, Dubai. A luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.