The best modern wonders of the world revealed – and two are in the UK | The Sun
BRITS have named their modern wonders of the world, including the Channel Tunnel, Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper – and the internet.
The International Space Station also ranked highly in the poll of 2,000 adults, alongside Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
It also emerged a quarter are more blown away by modern feats of engineering than those of the past.
Although 79 per cent weren’t aware of ‘The Line’, the ambitious project in Saudi Arabia to create an entire indoor city of the future – but of those that were, 36 per cent reckoned it’d trump all else.
The research was commissioned by National Geographic ahead to launch Building Impossible with Daniel Ashville, a six-part series starting 14th September at 8pm, which explores ground-breaking projects currently under construction.
Daniel, who has built his own construction empire from scratch, said: “There are incredible feats of engineering sprinkled across the globe and it seems inbuilt in humanity to never stop evolving and developing such creations.
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“The research is a celebration of these incredible creations and the wonder they can bring to those who are lucky enough to witness them with their own eyes.
“But it doesn’t stop, as we speak there are people putting work into pushing the boundaries further than ever before with new feats of engineering.”
Following the findings, a quiz has been created testing your knowledge of extreme engineering feats.
The survey also found uniqueness, how much of an engineering marvel it is and the innovation that’s involved are the key elements that would make something worthy of being considered a modern wonder.
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