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There are several wonders of the modern world that are considered to be architectural and engineering marvels. Here are some of the most famous ones:
- The Great Wall of China: This ancient fortification is the longest wall in the world, stretching over 13,000 miles across northern China.
- The Colosseum: This ancient amphitheater in Rome is one of the largest ever built, and could seat up to 50,000 spectators.
- The Taj Mahal: This mausoleum in Agra, India, is a stunning example of Mughal architecture, and is known for its intricate marble carvings and inlaid gemstones. Commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
- The Panama Canal: This engineering marvel connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and is a critical transportation route for ships carrying goods from around the world.
- The Burj Khalifa: This skyscraper in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, standing at over 2,700 feet tall.
- The Chunnel: This underwater tunnel connects England and France, allowing for high-speed train travel between the two countries.
- The CN Tower: This iconic tower in Toronto, Canada, was once the tallest freestanding structure in the world, and offers stunning views of the city.
- The Petronas Towers: These twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were once the tallest buildings in the world, and are known for their sleek, modern design.
- The Golden Gate Bridge: This iconic suspension bridge in San Francisco, California, is known for its striking orange color and stunning views of the bay.
- The Hoover Dam: This massive dam on the Colorado River is an engineering marvel, providing hydroelectric power to millions of people in the southwestern United States.
- Niagara Falls: Known for its breathtaking beauty and is a popular tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors each year. The falls are fed by the Niagara River and the volume of water that flows over the falls can vary depending on the season and weather conditions. During peak flow in the summer months, more than 6 million cubic feet of water can flow over the falls each minute. It is a collection of three waterfalls – the Horseshoe Falls (largest / Canada side), the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls.
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