Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Human Achievements: Seven Wonders of the Modern World

selection and editing by Shrikant Rangnekar

"As a tribute to modern society's ability to achieve the unachievable, reach unreachable heights, and scorn the notion of 'it can't be done,' in 1994 ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) sought nominations from across the globe for the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The chosen projects pay tribute to the greatest civil engineering achievements of the 20th century."

ASCE's list includes the Channel Tunnel, CN Tower, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Itaipu Dam, Netherlands North Sea Protection Works, and the Panama Canal—with a brief description of each achievement.