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Wonders; no wonder.
Vote for the new 7 Wonders of the World. (flash)
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It is sad that the only entry so far for America is the Statue of Liberty which was built by the French. Does America have anything of which we may be proud in this century? This millennium?


Now I want to play Civ IV some more. Too bad I don't have the Mac version. D'oh.

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zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: June 19th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Off the top of my head:

The Space Needle's pretty damn impressive. The Brooklyn bridge was also a marvel for its day as one of the earliest examples of modern bridgebuilding.

Lockheed-Martin's skunkworks (aka Area 51), the first (aka only) reusable space-capable vehicle and, of course, the largest ball of twine in the world!

To be honest, I like most of the skyscrapers in New York's skyline, but I don't think they're famous enough for people to individually vote for them.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 19th, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Off the top of my head:

I think the wonders tend to be monuments or static structures so I'm not sure if a re-usable space vehicle would count.

Ditto the Space Needle.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: June 19th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Seven Wonders of America:

The Statue of Liberty
The St. Louis Arch
The Golden Gate Bridge
Hoover Dam
The Washington Monument
The Empire State Building
Cape Canaveral
abmann From: abmann Date: June 19th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why Cape Canaveral?

Sears' Tower?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: June 19th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of Sears tower too, but I never really found anything impressive about it except scale. The towers they're building in Japan and Taiwan are not only proposed to be larger, but are built to be earthquake resistant.

I like the Chrystler building architecturally more than the Empire State, but the fact that the building took a hit from a plane and barely took much damage from it is freaking cool.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 19th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the Sears' Tower. I'm not much for the Chrysler building. Bt then I'm not so crazy about much of New York.
suburbaknght From: suburbaknght Date: June 19th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cape Canaveral because they fucking launched a rocket to the moon from there! They still launch things into space there. Tell me that doesn't evoke wonder. Tell me that's not awesome, in the original sense of, "inspiring of awe."

No Sear's Tower becaues, like Zesty says, it's just tall rather than being a particularly impressive building.
darkskywatcher From: darkskywatcher Date: June 20th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the Chicago River should go on any list of American engineering wonders. Because they made the thing flow backward.
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