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7 modern wonders of the world,good presentation

  1. 1. SEVEN MODERN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
  2. 2. <ul><li>The American Society of Civil Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>compiled a list of seven wonders of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE PANAMA CANAL <ul><li>Began in 1880s and finished in 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>It joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE PANAMA CANAL <ul><li>Engineers describe the canal as a victory of humans over geography. </li></ul><ul><li>Workers dug huge amounts of land and tamed rivers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. THE ITAIPU DAM <ul><li>It is the world’s largest hydroelectric plant </li></ul><ul><li>It was completed in 1884 </li></ul>
  6. 6. THE ITAIPU DAM <ul><li>It goes across Panama river </li></ul><ul><li>It is between Brazil and Paraguay </li></ul>
  7. 7. THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE <ul><li>Began in 1933 and finished in 1937 </li></ul><ul><li>It is located in the north of san francisco </li></ul>
  8. 8. THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE <ul><li>It is the tallest brigde </li></ul><ul><li>It connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County </li></ul>
  9. 9. THE CN TOWER <ul><li>It is one of the tallest free-standing buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Began in 1973 and finished in 1976 </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE CN TOWER <ul><li>It is a signature icon of Toronto's skyline, and a symbol of Canada </li></ul><ul><li>The constructors used it for tv and radio broadcasting </li></ul>
  11. 11. CHANNEL TUNNEL <ul><li>Began in 1987 and finished in 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>It is a remarkable convenience </li></ul>
  12. 12. CHANNEL TUNNEL <ul><li>The channel joins France and England </li></ul><ul><li>A train carries the cars,buses and trucks through the tunnel </li></ul>
  13. 13. THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING <ul><li>First building with 102 stories. New York, NY, U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>It was completed in 1931 </li></ul><ul><li>It is the tallest building built in just 410 days </li></ul>
  14. 14. THE NETHERLANDS NORTH SEA PROTECTION WORKS <ul><li>It is another victory over geography </li></ul><ul><li>It is below sea level </li></ul><ul><li>It was built to control river and shut out the sea </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Our world has many significant works of art.All these seven wonders were created by man,showing how far that we have come in technology and construction. </li></ul>
  16. 16. THANK YOU

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