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Old July 1st, 2006, 07:19 PM   #21
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Here are my choices:
Acropolis, Colosseum, Great Wall, The Pyramids, Hagia Sophia, Kyomizu Temple, and the Statue of Liberty (like the new colossus of rhodes )
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Old July 1st, 2006, 09:21 PM   #22
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Great Wall
Taj Mahal
Great Pyramids
Acropolis
Angkor Wat
Colisseum
Hagia Sophia

...nothing in the last couple of centuries.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 10:46 PM   #23
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stone henge for me.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 11:03 PM   #24
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 12:18 AM   #25
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What the .....
All the finalists should be moved down 1 notch so the rightfull #1 can take its' place !!!!



BURJ DUBAI


and where's the CN tower ??
Jees, is this a skyscraper forum, or ???
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 12:25 AM   #26
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BURJ DUBAI is still u/c so... nothing more to say
CN Tower was in the top77 but was eliminated from final 21
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 03:31 AM   #27
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 03:36 PM   #28
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How do you define wonder though? I'd say things which were an amazing feat for humanity. Stonehenge is my pick.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 03:43 PM   #29
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...and where is the Karakoram Highway?

Definately should have been on the list of candidates at least.

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Old July 2nd, 2006, 04:13 PM   #30
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This will certainly be an entry to the New "New 7 Wonders of the World"
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Old July 4th, 2006, 12:06 PM   #32
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I find that this "new list" is rather dubious, as the listed structures aren't listed for their historical or cultural relevance, but more for their "popularity" throughout the world. E.g. Neuschwanstein in Bavaria is included but Wartburg castle which inspired Neuschwanstein in the first place isn't.
I wonder when the next new list (nonsense) will be published.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 01:24 AM   #33
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In my opinion they shouldn't og changed the wonders of the world tbh :<

Plus, these newer buildings etc shouldn't of been entered, but, thats my opinion :<
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Old July 8th, 2006, 06:31 PM   #34
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I miss the Borobudur (Indonesia). Thats a must!
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Old July 8th, 2006, 08:11 PM   #35
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Agree with the other posters that just about anything of the modern era is not worthy. Skyscrapers are definitely not worthy. Anything that is included should not be there just coz it looks kinda cool.

I don't think you can really include structures from the modern era anyway because they are too young to have made their full impact. If the Empire State Building for example is still standing in 500 years and is still as renowned as it is today then you might start calling it a wonder. Projects that were put together in a couple of years with largely prefabricated materials by only a couple of hundred people don't even begin to compare to projects like the Pyramids which took years and years and thousands of people. Technology advances aside, the wonders should have had a profound impact on the civilisations who built them. They would ideally be projects that brought in a new age, or altered the course or progress or in some other way had a lasting impact on humanity.

I would also go so far as to say that built structures in general wouldn't really be classed as modern wonders of the world. I think if they were to compose a true list of the world's greatest modern wonders then I don't think it should be limited to buildings and structures. For example, Democracy, might be an inclusion in a list of more modern wonders. Anyway, thats just my opinion and also a another topic altogether.....
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Old July 9th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #36
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Agree with the other posters that just about anything of the modern era is not worthy. Skyscrapers are definitely not worthy. Anything that is included should not be there just coz it looks kinda cool.

I don't think you can really include structures from the modern era anyway because they are too young to have made their full impact. If the Empire State Building for example is still standing in 500 years and is still as renowned as it is today then you might start calling it a wonder. Projects that were put together in a couple of years with largely prefabricated materials by only a couple of hundred people don't even begin to compare to projects like the Pyramids which took years and years and thousands of people. Technology advances aside, the wonders should have had a profound impact on the civilisations who built them. They would ideally be projects that brought in a new age, or altered the course or progress or in some other way had a lasting impact on humanity.

I would also go so far as to say that built structures in general wouldn't really be classed as modern wonders of the world. I think if they were to compose a true list of the world's greatest modern wonders then I don't think it should be limited to buildings and structures. For example, Democracy, might be an inclusion in a list of more modern wonders. Anyway, thats just my opinion and also a another topic altogether.....
Interesting thought. I fully agree.
I thing we should make a poll in this thread and choose the main criterions for a world wonder and then judge one another's opinions, based on the characteristics - accepted by all.

I suggest:
Size [sqf]
Hight
Complexity of construction
Novelty of the technology
Years [how much time has it survived]
Impact on humanity
---> what it symbolizes?
---> Popularity [yes, it says a lot about the impact of the piece]
---> others...

stuff like that. not necessary in that order.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #37
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I find very interesting last posts. I agree. Modern buildings shouldn't be wonders, because they are so new that we can't compare them with ancient buildnings.
Eiffel tower, for example. Are you kidding me?? It's a simbol of our new age, but it's not unique, nor wonder! It's not impossible to build a new Eiffel Tower, because the techniques used for it were the same used in industry. At the time of Giza, it was completely impossible to build something like that in any other place, and it took centuries to build them!
The same about Empire State Building. It's a simbol of NY, and a simbol of USA, but it's not unique, and there are today many buildings that are the same or better.
Statue of Liberty??? Please, think seriously...

If we are going to propose new wonders, let's think which of them are so unique, were made with tecnology advances for their time, have the age and have the structure to be wonders--

In my opinion, new wonders are:
-The Great Wall, China
-Piramids of Giza, Egypt
-Chichen Itza, Mexico
-Macchu Picchu. Peru
-Stonehenge, UK
-Colosseum, Italy
-Taj Mahal, India

Then, we'd have World Wonders all around the world: 1 in Africa, 2 in Asia, 2 in Europe, and 2 in America.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:45 PM   #38
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There is better stuff in India than the Taj Mahal - but it always gets chosen as a world wonder for some reason.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #39
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41 years equals a few years?
LOL. You funny Americans.
41 years is not even a second compared to the history of most candidates.
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Old July 9th, 2006, 11:24 PM   #40
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palm island doesnt even come close to being a world wonder, its not that special its just a manmade island like many have been made already. sure its big but thats a sign of having money to waste and not of creating a actual wonder..

edit: giza pyramids had that title for a few thousand years.. 4000 yr ago they build a 150meter pyramid using nothing but stone! thats alot more of a achievement then with steel

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