Through the course of society’s historical development, mankind has created a number of wonders. The reason behind them called being wonders is that they look like being created by God. It is difficult to imagine how mankind was able to create such masterpieces and designs. The wonders also point out to the human imagination and will power which is explicitly evident in these wonders and the materials used in them. Below is the list of 10 wonders of the world created by mankind.
10. Palm Jumeirah
This wonder is an archipelago that has been created by the authorities of the state of Dubai. It is a part of the three islands which are famously known as the streak of the palm islands. In comparison to area, it is the smallest among the three, but the most wonderful of them all and an excellent piece of architecture and human imagination. The reason behind its naming as Palm Jumeirah is that it looks more like a palm tree.
9. Panama Canal
This canal is more like a ship canal and is rightly considered as one of the wonders of the world. The reason behind is the structure of this canal which is the best example of commitment and architectural mastery. It is a central point in the world wide trade which is carried out through sea. It was built in the year 1918 by never ending efforts of the engineers and workers of those times. Each year more than 300 million tons of shipping is carried out through this canal.
8. The Dreamliner
The Dreamliner is more like a jet technology based aircraft which is used for covering a long range of distance. The seating capacity of this aircraft is nearly 290 passengers. It is regarded as one of the most successful of the all the aircrafts in terms of fatalities and casualties. This wonder was built was built due to the collaborated efforts of a number of countries.
7. The International Space Station
This space station is actually a low orbiting satellite. This space station is also visible from parts of the earth and can be seen with the naked eye if the atmosphere is clear. It took many years to bring the station in the form in which it is seen today. The length of this space station is around 78.8 meters and is the best example of prototype technologies. It is the most important for the conduction of scientific research about other planets.
6. Three Gorges Dam
This dam is one of the world’s strongest hydroelectric power dams which is located in the Yiling District, China. Being the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity, this dam is the central source of energy for china. In terms of electricity generation it is one the second number. The construction took more than 10 years and US$ 26 billion.
5. Millau Viaduct
The Millau is a very strong road bridge that is located in the Southern region of France. The height of the bridge is more than 300 meters, thus making it the 12th highest bridge of the world. It is the highest pylons in the world and is itself the highest bridge tower there is. When seen from a distance it indeed gives a very wonderful sight.
4. Henderson Waves
(Henderson waves) is a more than 250 meters long pedestrian bridge located on the Henderson road. It is the best point for having an enchanting view of the skyline. It has a very artistic and a wave like structure which indeed shows how difficult it was to construct this master piece structure. It looks even more attractive at night because the entire structure is illuminated with light.
3. Hoover Dam
This dam is also known by another name of the boulder dam. It is located between the states of Nevada and Arizona and on the Colorado River. The construction of this dam was made in the dark times of the American history and is the result of the blood and sweat of thousands of workers. The naming of this dam is in the honor of President Herbert Hoover.
2. Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the seas is one of the most beautiful and wonderful cruise ships of the world. It is indeed one of a kind and has the capacity of carrying thousands of passengers. It is also regarded as one of the most momentous and largest cruise ships there is in the world. It has a pool, many restaurants, shops and gyms in it thus making it a moving city.
1. Burj Khalifa
At number one we have the tallest tower in the world and one of the greatest wonders of the present times, Burj Khalifa. It is located in the state of Dubai and was built after the efforts of thousands of workers from all over Asia. The height of this tower is 828 meters and it was made with a cost of US$ 1.5 billion. It has 163 habitable floors plus a number of maintenance levels.