20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

These impressive works can cost up to billions of dollars, showcasing power and admirable human imagination. Channel Tunnel (UK-France): Located in the Dover Strait, this 50.5 km long tunnel connects England and France, takes 7 years to complete, with a cost of more than 7 billion USD. This is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, "the greatest architectural feats of the 20th century". 2. CN Tower (Ontario, Canada): As one of the tallest buildings in the world (553 m), the tower gives visitors a panoramic view of the city and Lake Ontario. This $ 47 million building is a must-see when visiting Canada. Empire State Building (New York, USA): At a cost of $ 40

9 million in 1930 (equivalent to $ 637 million at current rates), this is the iconic building of America.


20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

On a clear day, standing from the top of the tower, you can see more than 130 km, as far as Connecticut and Pennsylvania. In the evening, you will admire the brightly lit New York City. Golden Gate Bridge (California, USA): The 1,300 m long bridge connecting San Francisco city and Marin county takes 4 years to complete, at a cost of 35 million USD. This is considered one of the most beautiful and most photographed bridges in the world. Itaipu Dam (Brazil-Paraguay): Crossing the Paraná River, this giant dam is 193 m high, stretching nearly 8,000 m. Built in 9 years and costing 19.6 billion USD, Itaipu Dam was voted in the list of 7 modern wonders in 1994
Delta / Zuiderzee system (Netherlands): The world's largest flood dyke system includes river and sea dykes stretching to tens of thousands of km.


20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

Completion of these two extraordinary projects lasted from 1920 to October 1997. This $ 743 million project has helped protect the Netherlands from the fear of sea encroachment, deserving of being one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Panama Canal (Panama): Takes 30 years to complete, at a cost of up to $ 8.6 billion, the Panama Canal is one of the most impressive demonstrations of human strength. More than 44,000 workers have excavated, filled, built a 77 km long canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific, opening a new page in transportation history. Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Brazil): This masterpiece was recognized as one of the new 7 wonders of the world in 2007, with construction costs of $ 3.3 million at current exchange rates. This giant statue weighs more than 600 tons, is placed on top of Corcovado overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro.


20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

Hoover Dam (Arizona, USA): As one of the 7 wonders of the industrial world, the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River was built between 1931 and 1936, costing 836 million USD at current exchange rates.10. Palm Islands (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Constructed in 2001, this artificial archipelago demonstrates the ambition and potential of Dubai. With an estimated cost of $ 1.5 billion per island, Palm has become an attractive destination for tourists from all over the world. Millau Viaduct (France): Millau Viaduct with a construction cost of 418 million USD is the highest bridge in the world (343 m), across the valley of the Tarn River, north of Montpellier. 12. Trans-Siberian railway (Russia): Built from 1891 to 1916, the longest train line in the world has a total distance of 9,289 km, connecting the capital Moscow with Vladivostok.


20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

13. Three Gorges Dam (Hubei, China): This hydroelectric dam across the Truong Giang River has a construction cost of up to 26 billion USD. This is the largest concrete work in the world, with the largest hydroelectric station. Burj Khalifa Tower (Dubai, United Arab Emirates): Currently, Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world (829.8 m), with many records such as the longest elevator, the most multi-storey building. the tallest restaurant, observatory and nightclub. The tower was built in 5 years, from June 2004, costing 1.5 billion USD15.


20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

Kansai International Airport (Osaka, Japan): With a cost of up to 20 billion USD, Kansai Airport is built on an artificial island, welcoming 16.7 million passengers per year.16. Atacama Large Milimeter Array (Chile): This world's largest telescope cluster has a construction cost of $ 1.4 billion, capable of seeing the first moments after the universe formed. This is also a telescope located at a great world altitude (5,000 m) .17. Sydney Opera House (Australia): Australia's iconic work was started in 1959 and completed in 1973, with a total cost of 74 million USD at that time.


20 Extraordinary Wonders Of The Modern World

Designed by architect Jorn Utzon, the sails are paved with more than one million white tiles. Sagrada Familia Cathedral (Barcelona, Spain): Started construction in 1882, until now this cathedral has not been completed. The scale as well as the details of the Sagrada Familia make anyone who has the opportunity to admire feel overwhelmed. Large particle accelerator (Switzerland): The largest and most powerful accelerator in the world is located at a depth of 175 m, stretching along a 27 km long tunnel, with construction costs of up to 9 billion USD. Visitors can register to visit this place on certain days of the year. International Space Station: At cost.

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