The Seventy Wonders of the Modern World

The Seventy Wonders of the Modern World

1500 Years of Extraordinary Feats of Engineering and Construction

Book - 2002
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The modern world's greatest structures capture the imagination and inspire wonder, whether they are places of worship, palaces of power or pleasure, skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams or colossal statues. In this volume, an international team of architectures, engineers and architectural historians chart the progress of human ingenuity and creativity in erecting buildings, from AD500 to the 21st century.
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2002
ISBN: 9780500510476
Branch Call Number: 720.9 Sev
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps
Additional Contributors: Parkyn, Neil 1943-
Alternative Title: 70 wonders of the modern world


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Nov 19, 2012

Having recently been to some of the places in the book, it was interesting to gain an inside look at their construction. The articles are fairly short, so it cannot be said that they're "in depth", but as an abstract on each building, they're entertaining and informative.

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