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Here Are the 7 Wonders Of The Modern World by nairacobra: 10:31am On Sep 14, 2014
The American Society of Civil Engineers selected Seven Wonders of the Modern World, engineering marvels that exemplified the abilities of humans to construct amazing features on Earth. This seven-page document will guide you through these Seven Wonders of the Modern World and will describe each “wonder” and its positive impact.

1. Channel Tunnel
The first wonder in alphabetical order is the Channel Tunnel. Opened in 1994, the Channel Tunnel is a tunnel under the English Channel that connects Folkestone in the United Kingdom with Coquelles in France. The Channel Tunnel actually consists of three tunnels: two tunnels carry trains and a smaller middle tunnel is used as a service tunnel. The Channel Tunnel is 31.35 miles (50 km) long, with 24 of those miles located under water. Imagine, How do you build a tunnel of 24 miles under water?

2. CN Tower
The CN Tower, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a telecommunications tower that was built by Canadian National Railways in 1976. Today, the CN Tower is federally owned and managed by Canada Lands Company (CLC) Limited. As of 2012, the CN Tower is the world’s third largest tower at 553.3 meters (1,815 ft). The CN Tower broadcasts television, radio, and wireless signals throughout the Toronto region.It has a glass floor and a very narrow edge walk. If you are scared of heights DO NOT GET TO THE LEDGE OR THE RAILS.

3. Empire State Building

When the Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931, it was the tallest building in the world – standing at 1,250 feet tall. The Empire State Building became an icon of New York City as well as a symbol of human success in to achieving the impossible.

Located at 350 Fifth Avenue (between 33rd and 34th Streets) in New York City, the Empire State Building is a 102-story building. The height of the building to the top of its lightning rod is actually 1,454 feet.

4. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge, connecting the city of San Francisco with Marin County to its north, was the bridge with longest span in the world from the time it was completed in 1937 until the completion of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York in 1964. The Golden Gate Bridge is 1.7 miles long and about 41 million trips are made across the bridge each year. Prior to the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, the only mode of transportation across San Francisco Bay was ferry.

5. Itaipu Dam

6. Netherlands North Sea Protection Works

7. The Panama Canal

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Re: Here Are the 7 Wonders Of The Modern World by McStoic(m): 11:08am On Sep 14, 2014
Woww......That of English Channel carries the day. Imagine driving under water! It would be like one is in another world.
Re: Here Are the 7 Wonders Of The Modern World by Djicemob: 11:59am On Sep 14, 2014
Wouldn't mind experiencing the tunnel ish.

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