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:
Channel Tunnel is the largest engineering project in history of the humanity
The CN Tower one of the largest engineering works of our time and tourism centre in the world more recognizable.
The Delta Works is one of the most impressive structures in the world with its hydraulic system improves water balance which protects Netherlands from storms and high sea levels.
The Empire State Building in New York City is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world known over for its history, architecture, and as a symbol of American industry.
The Itaipu Dam is one of the largest operational hydroelectric power plant output of any dam in the world.
The Panama Canal is a major ship canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is also one of the biggest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken before.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.