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Many lists have been made of the greatest structures built during modern times or of the greatest wonders existing today. Some of the most notable lists are presented below.

 

Channel Tunnel-The Channel Tunnel , also known by the portmanteau Chunnel, is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in England with Coquelles, near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover.

 

CN Tower-The CN Tower, located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a communications and observation tower standing 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) tall. It surpassed the height of the Ostankino Tower while still under construction in 1975, becoming the tallest free-standing structure on land in the world

 

Empire State Building-The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. Its name is derived from the nickname for the state of New York. It stood as the world's tallest building for more than 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower in 1972

 

Golden Gate Bridge-The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County as part of US Highway 101 and California State Highway 1.

 

Itaipu Dam-Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.In the Guarani language, Itaipu means "the sound of a stone".

 

Delta Works/Zuiderzee Works-The Zuiderzee Works are a human-made system of dams, land reclamation and water drainage works, and the largest hydraulic engineering project undertaken by the Netherlands during the twentieth century

 

Panama Canal-The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a major ship canal that traverses the Isthmus of Panama in Central America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Construction of the canal was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken.

+ Channel Tunnel (1994), UK/France
+ CN Tower (1976), Canada
+ Golden Gate Bridge (1937), USA
+ Itaipu Dam (1984), Brazil/Paraguay
+ Delta Works (1950-1997), Netherlands
+ Panama Canal (1914), Panama

 

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March 02, 2007

 

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References
 
1. Flickr-Channel Tunnel- Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/20/2009
2. Flickr-CN Tower-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/20/2009
3. Flickr- Empire State Building-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/20/2009
4. Flickr-Golden Gate Bridge-Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/20/2009
5. Flickr-Itaipu Dam -Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/20/2009
6. Flickr-Public Domain-retrieved 7/20/2009
7. Flickr-Panama Canal- Creative Commons Attribution License-retrieved 7/20/2009
 
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