As a tribute to modern society’s ability to achieve the unachievable, reach unreachable heights, and scorn the notion of “it can’t be done,” in 1994 the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) sought nominations from across the globe for the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.
The chosen projects pay tribute to the greatest civil engineering achievements of the 20th century.
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World:
- Channel Tunnel
- CN Tower
- Empire State Building
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Itaipu Dam
- Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
- Panama Canal
A list of the Seven wonders of the modern world complied by the American Society of Civil Engineers:
|Channel Tunnel||1987||1994||Tunnel between England and France|
|CN Tower||1973||1976||Toronto, Canada. Tallest freestanding structure in the world|
|Empire State Building||1930||1931||New York, USA. First building with over 100 levels|
|Golden Gate Bridge||1933||1937||San Francisco, USA.|
|Itaipu Dam||1970||1984||Dam between between Brazil and Paraguay.|
|Delta Works||1920||1997||A series of dams, locks etc., to shorten the Dutch coastline.|
|Panama Canal||1880||1914||Canal and Locks between Pacific and Atlantic|
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