8th JAN. 2020
AMAZING MAN-MADE (ARTIFICIAL) ISLANDS
1. Palm Islands
The Palm Jumeirah is one of the three sets of man-made islands,
the Palm Islands, on the coast of Dubai, in United Arab Emirates.
This archipelago was built using land reclamation by a UAE government
owned company, Nakheel. Shaped like a palm tree, it is the original and
the smallest of the three Palm islands of which the other two are
incomplete, extending into the Persian Gulf.
2. Île aux Cygnes
The Île aux Cygnes in France is a small artificial island in the
Seine in Paris, located in the 15th and 16th arrondissement.
Formed in 1827 in order to protect the port of Grenelle.
There are three bridges crossing it, and a tree-lined walkway.
One of the major features of this island is the one-fourth scale
Statue of Liberty replica, which faces in the direction of
the original Statue of Liberty in New York.
3. Amwaj Artificial Islands
The Amwaj Islands I Bahrain are a group of man-made islands in the
Persian Gulf. These islands were reclaimed from the shallow seas.
These are a pioneering project to offer 100% freehold ownership to
expatriates in Bahrain. It has recently become fit for residential
purpose, with complete infrastructure, complete with commercial
and residential buildings, hotels, and a circular marina.
4. The THUMS Islands
The THUMS Islands in San Pedro Bay are a set of man-made islands
off the coast of Long Beach, California. Built in 1965 to tap into the
East Wilmington Oil Field, these are the only decorated oil islands in
the US, with tall structures to conceal the drill rigs including The Condo,
a waterfall and significant landscaping. Island Grissom and
Freeman Island are among the most beautiful of these..
Peberholm is an artificial island in the Danish part of the Öresund strait
as a part of the Öresund Bridge which connects Denmark with Sweden.
This small but picturesque island was built to have a crossover point
between the bridge and the tunnel that had been built for an obstacle-free
link between Sweden and Denmark. Only biologists are allowed
annually here, to preserve its ecology.