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1. Posted by Eleanor123 (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y

If you had to create 7 new wonders of the world what would they be and why?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

There are so many ways to classify wonders...that could be difficult;)

You might be interested in these threads :)

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=9970

http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=9994

3. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Eleanor123

If you had to create 7 new wonders of the world what would they be and why?

What do you mean by "new"? Just that they are still remaining (unlike only 1 of the 7 ancient wonders of thye world? Ot Modern?

I think it would interesting to here "7 wonders of the world, that exist today (not natural, that would be another 7)"

Like:

Machu Picchu (Peru)
Angkor War (Cambodia)
The Pyramids (Egypt) (alt. Abu Simbel, Valley of the Kings, Karnac, etc.)
Meteora (Greece) (alt. Parthenon)
Potala Palace (Tibet)
Stonehedge (UK)
Golden Temple (Burma)

etc., etc., etc.

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5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

How about these 7...

1. Taipei 101, Taipei, China - world's tallest building (for now) at 101 stories (509 m or 1607 ft.)

2. CN Tower, Toronto, Canada - world's tallest free-standing structure not support by bouyance at 553 m or 1815 ft.

3. KVLY TV Mast, Blanchard, North Dakota, US - world's tallest man-made structure (currently standing) at 629 m or 2063 ft.

4. Petronius Platform, Gulf of Mexico - world's tallest free-standing structure (supported by bouyance) at 601 m or 2001 ft.

5. The Pentagon, Washington, DC, USA - world's largest building (square feet) at over 3.7 million square feet of space.

6. New Cornelia Tailings - World's largest completed dam, 7.4 billion cubic feet

7. Owen Falls (Uganda) has the world’s largest reservoir capacity, 204.8 billion cu m/7.2 trillion cu ft.

Greg

6. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Greg, I am more interested of buildings/structures in terms of complexity in its design such as GIZA Pyramides, ancient tombs... it is an issue that human-being nowadays is constructing a building in a very 'fast' way - we won't find any building is to be built within 30 0r 50 years...considering money for sure! In terms of principles and spirits of building a structure is getting even more 'instant' - anyone ever study the King Ludwig who built the Neuschawanstein Castle in Bavaria? Some would say he is a idealistic perfectionist and some would say he is hilariously crazy and super-man in imagination!

What about your say?

Lee

7. Posted by stephy (Full Member 51 posts) 11y

no greg is right....
what counts now is high and bigger and more modern....
what a pitty!
so many different wonders, nature , arcitecture, ........

8. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I am with Travel100 in some of them. I cant speak for the rest cause I havent been there...so here are mine:

Machu Picchu (Peru)
Angkor War (Cambodia)
The Pyramids (Egypt)
Golden Temple (Burma)
The Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The Grand Canyon (USA)
The Northern Lights (will love to see them some day)

etc., etc., etc.[/quote]

9. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

I am with Travel100 in some of them. I cant speak for the rest cause I havent been there...so here are mine:

Machu Picchu (Peru)
Angkor War (Cambodia)
The Pyramids (Egypt)
Golden Temple (Burma)
The Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
The Grand Canyon (USA)
The Northern Lights (will love to see them some day)

etc., etc., etc.

[/quote]

I think the first 6 would definitely be in my 7 Wonders of the World (combining Natural & Manmade). The Grand Canyon & the Great Barrier Reef are probably the 2 most amazing things I've ever seen. Not sure what my 7th would be without thinking for a while, but for now I'd say the Potala palace in Tibet, because for me it was an awe-inspiring experience to see it.

I've never seen the Northern Lights so don't know about that.

10. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

I've never seen the Northern Lights so don't know about that.

I will give anything to see them but it is impossible to time something like that. You either have to get really lucky or move to one of those areas for awhile...