World’s Deepest Buildings
Jinping Underground Laboratory, China – 7,900 Feet Deep
The deepest buildings in the world are in fact all research laboratories. Just like the Large Hadron Collider, these structures are built deep into the earth’s crust to enable experiments to take place in conditions with extremely low levels of background radiation.The deepest of these impressive buildings is the Jinping Underground Laboratory, which is an incredible 7,900 feet (2.4 kilometers) located under a mountain in western China – the equivalent of seven Empire State Buildings stacked on top of one another.
Completed in 2010, the laboratory is an ideal site to do low background neutrino physics research and investigate dark matter.
Although this is the deepest known building in the world, humans have gone deeper. In South Africa the world’s deepest mine extends more than four kilometers into the earth. While at 12.2 kilometers deep (7.5 miles) the “Kola Superdeep Borehole” in Russia is the deepest artificial point on Earth.
Source: The B1M
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