Modern Man-Made "Wonders" of the World

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    We have a poll on the SEVEN ancient wonders. What might you include in a list of potential wonders since the time of Christ?

    We'll compile the suggestions and make another poll in a week or two.

    Ideas?
     
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    Great Wall of China?
    Panama Canal?
    Coloseum at Rome?
    Golden Gate Bridge?
    Hagia Sophia in Istanbul?

    These are all things I've seen and was amazed.
     
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    Chartres Cathredral

    Channel Tunnel

    Three Gorges Dam project in China

    Taj Mahal

    St. Peter's Basilica

    The Chrysler Building

    Las Vegas (gasp)
     
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    The Sagrada Familia
    The Deltawerken
     
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    Say what? Could be try that in English for those of us who don't know Flemish or Swahili or whatever you were saying! :D
     
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    Wouldn't the Hoover Dam fit in this category?? It is a marvelous feat of technology for its time.
     
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    The Thorncrwon Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    The Arkansas Tech University Marching Band under the direction of Hal Cooper (WOW!!!!!!)

    The Joso Gakuin High School Symphonic Band (Double WOW!!!!!!!!)

    Stone Mountain

    Well, I guess that is all I can think of right now.

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    The Internet
    The United States Constitution
    Voyager (which will likely be the longest-lasting human artifact)
     
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    I love Gaudi's buildings & sculpture. I would really like to see them.

    The 'Delta Works', we usually just call them dikes. If global warming continues, a lot of coastal countries may need them.

    Has any one mentioned the Panama Canal yet?

    Oh, and the spacestation - that's a wonder. Maybe the Hubble telescope.
     
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    Sure do wish I could edit this to correct my spelling. It is supposed to be the Thorn crown Chapel.

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    Whatever way you spell it, it is a beautiful place.
     
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    "The 'Delta Works', we usually just call them dikes."
    Nope. Dikes are just 'walls' keeping water away from land, ordinary dikes can be found everywhere. The Delta Works include such weird stuff as "Neeltje Jans" basically a huge dam/doorway that can be closed to shield the mouth of Schelde river against storms.
     
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    Here's two:
    Mount Rushmore
    St. Lewis Archway

    and two more controversial ones:
    The library of Congress
    Any Nuclear power plant

    And one not so modern... the Cathedral of Notredame

    Rob
     
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    The Astrodome was billed as the 8th wonder of the World.

    Stone Mountain, GA

    The Empire State Building
     
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    Doak Campbell stadium, home of the gloriously chosen football team, the Florida State Seminoles.
     
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    Reynolds Razorback Stadium....not the home of God's chosen team, but still quite a site to behold.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Say what? Could be try that in English for those of us who don't know Flemish or Swahili or whatever you were saying! :D </font>[/QUOTE]:D Just a gentle reminder that there is a world beyond the borders of the USA ...

    Regards
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    Suppose you'll take credit for the Great Barrier Reef, too! [​IMG]

    (Look at my list in post #1 and you'll note a coupla things OUTSIDE the center of the universe)
     
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    Same here. But let's add:

    Angkor Wat
     

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