New technologies and materials have allowed humans to build structures that are increasingly impressive and complex, paying tribute to modern society’s ability for achieving the unachievable and refusing the notion of “it can’t be done”.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a professional body founded in 1852, represents the members of the civil engineering profession around the world. This society made its own list of marvels of the civil engineering in an effort to recognize an actual equivalent to the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World.
Most monuments of this list were constructed in the last 100 years thanks to sophisticated software programs and impressive new materials which are allowing the civil engineers to realize new infrastructure projects of unprecedented scale.
The seven Modern World Wonders designated by ASCE are: