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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Top 10 Modern Man-made Wonders (Buildings & Structures) of the World

What are your top 10? you can post your own.
Burj Khalifa can go No. 1 ?

U can post your own citys "Icon". anything goes..as long as its worth in the "top 10".

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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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(not in order)
burj khalifa dubai
beijing olympic stadium
london city hall
petronas twin tower
uk pavillion world expo
guangzhou opera house
tokyo skytree
infinity dubai
freedom tower
london eye
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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1. Guys hospital, London - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy%27s_Hospital

2. Trellick Tower, London - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trellick_Tower

3. Park Hill, Sheffield - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Hill,_Sheffield

4. Boston City Hall, Boston - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_City_Hall

5. Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham

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Old January 17th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Define modern?

Not in any order, but I think these are man-made modern wonders

Empire State Building - How fast construction was and how it held the title for the longest time. Arguably the most famous and iconic skyscraper in the world
Golden Gate Bridge - the design is easily the most recognizable among bridges and considered by many the most beautiful bridge and was the longest suspension bridge at the time
Opera House + Sydney Harbour Bridge - a symbol of Australia to the world. Not are they only architectural wonders, but also modern marvels during their time.
Panama Canal - Shortened the route to Asia before the Suez Canal
CN Tower - Need I say more? The tallest man-made structure in the world. Even new towers have a hard time reaching it's height.
Gateway Arch - All the mathematical calculations that went on just to connect this arch perfectly. A popular symbol of the US
Burj Khalifa - was hesitant to put it here, and I don't want to, but I have to give credit for the fast construction and the first building to pass the 2000ft mark
London Eye - may not be the biggest or tallest now, but it started it all
Palm Islands - artificial islands in the shape of a palm and the world? definitely worth a mention

Had a hard time really picking them out. A lot of popped off the top of my head, but some were just better than the other
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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #5
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Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE - needs no intro

The Akashi Kaikyo, Japan, world's longest span - nearly 2km between the 928ft towers, and 1.3 km each on either side

The Yangtze Dam - 600 ft tall, 2.35 km wide, world's largest dam and lock system

Rungrado Stadium, North Korea - the worlds largest stadium and with the largest capacity, seating 150,000

Tianjin West Railway station - worlds largest hall


MOMA, New York City, USA - worlds best collection of Modern Art


Allure of the Seas, world's largest passenger ship (built in Finland), 1187 ft long, 16 deck cruise ship based in Florida, with space for 6300 guests.


Guangzhou Central Axis lined with supertalls and huge museums, all major rail and road lie underneath the parkland strip


Spring Temple complex, Lushan China, with the tallest statue in the world 683ft tall


Empire State Building, the most iconic and iconically set skyscraper, NY, NY


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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #6
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OK, so here is my top 10 starting with the greatest structure on the planet and ending with the 10th greatest structure on the planet

No. 1 (golden medal) Willis Tower in Chicago

No. 2 (silver medal) ICC in Hong Kong

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International Commerce Centre - ICC Hong Kong by Christian Jena, on Flickr

No. 3 (bronze medal) Old WTC in NYC

No. 4 AON Center in Chicago

No.5 Lotte Super Tower in Seoul

No. 6 New 1WTC in NYC

No. 7 Burj Khalifa in Dubai

No. 8 New 2WTC in NYC

No. 9 SWFC in Shanghai

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No. 10 2IFC in Hong Kong

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