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Old 07-24-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Now if you remember about a year ago there was that big commotion about the New 7 wonders of the world. Well here's the list.
Chichen ItzaYucatán, MexicoChrist the RedeemerRio de Janeiro, Brazil

ColosseumRome, ItalyGreat Wall of ChinaChinaMachu PicchuCuzco, Perúhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg/60px-Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg (broken link)

PetraJordan

Taj MahalAgra, IndiaAnd one listing has honorary status:Great Pyramid of Giza
(The last remaining ancient wonder of the world)Cairo, Egypt
As usual lately, American got snubbed. My question is what famous landmark would you add to that list from America. Here's my list of good canidates; add more and comment on my list.

Denali
Grand Canyon
Yosemite Valley
Golden Gate Bridge
Mese Verde
Sears Tower
Wrigley Field
Biltmore House
The White House
The Capitol Building
The Statue of Liberty
The Empire State Building
Fenway Park
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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Now if you remember about a year ago there was that big commotion about the New 7 wonders of the world. Well here's the list.
Chichen ItzaYucatán, MexicoChrist the RedeemerRio de Janeiro, Brazil

ColosseumRome, ItalyGreat Wall of ChinaChinaMachu PicchuCuzco, Perúhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg/60px-Peru_Machu_Picchu_Sunset.jpg (broken link)

PetraJordan

Taj MahalAgra, IndiaAnd one listing has honorary status:Great Pyramid of Giza
(The last remaining ancient wonder of the world)Cairo, Egypt
As usual lately, American got snubbed. My question is what famous landmark would you add to that list from America. Here's my list of good canidates; add more and comment on my list.

Denali
Grand Canyon
Yosemite Valley
Golden Gate Bridge
Mese Verde
Sears Tower
Wrigley Field
Biltmore House
The White House
The Capitol Building
The Statue of Liberty
The Empire State Building
Fenway Park
America dosen't have to be in everything. Also why did you put wrigley field? that will never be a wonder of anything because for one its a baseball field. Golden Gate bridge would be my vote though
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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America dosen't have to be in everything. Also why did you but wrigley field? that will never be a wounder of anything because for one its a baseball field. Golden Gate bridge would be my vote though
And so is Fenway, in case you missed it.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Denali
Grand Canyon
Yosemite Valley
Golden Gate Bridge
Mese Verde
Sears Tower
Wrigley Field
Biltmore House
The White House
The Capitol Building
The Statue of Liberty
The Empire State Building
Fenway Park
I don't think any of these are worthy of being one of the 7 wonders of the world. The Grand Canyon for maybe one of the 7 NATURAL wonders of the world.

None of the built structures on that list or that old or grand, at least compared to the actual list of the 7 wonders. Out of all the buildings, bridges, and sports facilities listed you can find older and more grand ones elsewhere outside of the US. Mesa Verde would seem to fit into the 7 wonders list more so than any of the other one's. America just doesn't have the history the countries many of these wonders come from.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:42 PM
 
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And so is Fenway, in case you missed it.
yes also Fenway
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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I don't think any of these are worthy of being one of the 7 wonders of the world. The Grand Canyon for maybe one of the 7 NATURAL wonders of the world.

None of the built structures on that list or that old or grand, at least compared to the actual list of the 7 wonders. Out of all the buildings, bridges, and sports facilities listed you can find older and more grand ones elsewhere outside of the US. Mesa Verde would seem to fit into the 7 wonders list more so than any of the other one's. America just doesn't have the history the countries many of these wonders come from.
Perhaps this thread could be more considered The 7 Wonders of America.
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Mt. Rushmore anyone ???
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Old 07-24-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Weren't they also doing polling for the 7 Modern Wonders of the World, or was I just really really drunk when I thought I saw it?

Some of those that you listed like the Golden Gate Bridge may have a chance at a list like that.

Edit:

Nevermind, they did do a 7 Wonders of the Modern World, but it wasn't put together through polling. It seems like the American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list themselves:

1) Channel Tunnel (Chunnel), between England/France
2) CN Tower, Toronto
3) Empire State Building, New York City
4) Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
5) Itaipu Damn, between Brazil/Paraguay
6) Delta Works, Netherlands
7) Panama Canal, Panama
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: moving again
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the United States can make it into the 7 natural wonders of the world, but not the 7 man made wonders of the world

If i had to choose, it would be The Statue of Liberty, it means the most
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I vote for the US Interstate Highway System. There's nothing to compare in terms of sheer size, scope and number of miles. I never cease to get amazed every time I go on a road trip at the magnitude of this work.
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