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Last edited 10 Jun 2015

7 Engineering Wonders of the World

We often debate the definition of wonder due to the ambiguity of facts around an undiscovered mystery. However, when it comes to engineering marvels, there is no debate. Below is a list of the 7 most spectacular engineering marvels of the world.

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[edit] 1. Hoover Dam

At nearly 400 metres wide, the Hoover Dam was one of the first engineering marvels of its time. The dam opened in 1936 and still powers 30 US cities.

[edit] 2. Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 829 metres tall.

[edit] 3. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

The largest suspension bridge in the world. Not only did this take 10 years to build, it also involved approximately 2 million workers. The Akashi Kayiko is built to survive earthquakes and hurricanes.

[edit] 4. Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel is the longest undersea tunnel in the world. Digging out the ground to create this tunnel added 75 acres of land to Britain's shore line. The tunnel is 75m below the sea bed and connects France and England.

[edit] 5. Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the largest power station ever built. In order to construct the dam, the Chinese Government had to relocate 1.3 million people. It has an output of 22,500 megawatts.

[edit] 6. Panama Canal

With an official construction time of 33 years, the Panama Canal is an engineering marvel for a number of reasons.The Panama Canal is responsible for the rise in trade of exotic goods due to marine vessels journeys being shortened.

[edit] 7. Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is possible the most impressive engineering marvel to date. This extremely complex machine was designed to study the smallest components of the universe.


--Alexseb 10:28, 12 May 2015 (BST)