179 views Oct 7, 2022 The Three Gorges Dam, a man-made structure visible from space, is over 180 meters (over 600 feet) tall and spans more than 2,300 meters (nearly 1.5 miles) across the Yangtze river.

It was finished in 2006 at a cost of nearly 200 billion yuan ($28.6 billion at that time). The government spent almost two decades building it with the promise that it would benefit the Chinese people. While efficacy has frequently been questioned, the dam's construction affects human life and the environment.