Great Pyramid of Giza<br />Oldest and Tallest Pyramid ever build.<br />Construction Period estimated 14 to 20-year period.<br />The pyramid remained the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.<br />
Golden Gate Bridge<br />Suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean.<br />Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed in 1937.<br />
Great Wall Of China<br />Built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups.<br />Construction began around the 8th century BC. <br />The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia.<br />
Colosseum in Rome<br />Structure is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy.<br />Built by the Roman Empire, it was completed in 80 AD<br />Capable of seating 50,000 spectators.<br />The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public events such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions<br />Iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is considered one of the empires greatest works<br />Still stands almost 2000 years after its construction despite damage by earthquakes and stone-robbers<br />
Longaberger Basket<br />The Longaberger corporate headquarters is located in Newark, Ohio<br />The handles of the basket weigh about 150 tons and have the ability to be heated to prevent ice<br />Example of novelty architecture<br />
Petronas Towers<br />Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia<br />Tallest twin buildings in the world<br />Constructed cheaper using high-strength reinforced concrete than using steel<br />
Constructed for the 2008 Olympics<br />Made with 110,000 tons of steel, which was all <br />The stadium consists of two independent structures, which stand<br />National Stadium Beijing, China<br />
CN Tower<br />Communications and Observation Tower in Toronto, Canada<br />1976 – became the world’s tallest free-standing structure <br />Stands 1,815 ft.<br />Declared one of the seven wonders of the modern world in 1995<br />
Empire State Building<br />Located in New York, New York<br />Stood as world’s tallest building for more than 40 years<br />Ranked number one for American architecture<br />Was the first building to exceed 100 stories and is 1250 feet tall<br />
Willis Tower (Sears Tower)<br />Built in Chicago, IL<br />Was the tallest skyscraper in the world from 1973-1998, and still holds the title as the tallest free-standing structure in the U.S.<br />Its observation deck is one of the main tourist attractions in Chicago<br />Stands at 1730 feet<br />
BurjKhalifa<br />Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates<br />World’s tallest man-made structure ever built<br />Exterior was completed on October 1, 2009 and it took over six years to complete<br />Project cost over 1.5 billion dollars<br />The tower holds over 15 current world records <br />
Hoover Dam<br />This is a concrete arch-gravity dam which sits in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River<br />Located on the Arizona-Nevada border<br />Built during the Great Depression, it was completed on September 30, 1935<br />Cost 49 million<br />
Canton Tower<br />Located in Guangdong region of China<br />Became operational on Sept 29, 2010 for the Asian Games<br />Second tallest free-standing structure in the world at 1968.5 ft.<br />The towers distinct twisted shape is a design patented by a Russian architect (hyperboloid structure)<br />
Warsaw Radio Mast<br />Located in Konstantynów, Gąbin, Poland<br />Second tallest land stucture ever built and stands at a height of 2120.67 feet<br />Used by Warsaw Radio-Television for longwave radio broadcasting<br />Completed on May 18, 1974<br />Collapsed on August 8, 1991<br />
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