8th Wonder of the World
While the list of Seven Wonders of the World is strictly set and has not been changed since many years, there are still disputes and discussions on which one of the sights remained until this day has earned the title of the 8th wonder of the world. Among nominees there are several nature objects as well as wonders created by humans before and after the 20th century. Visit 10 wonders of the world for a list of top 10 wonders of the world across man made and natural wonders.
8th Wonder of the World Nominees
Sidney Opera House (Man made creation)
Sidney Opera House undoubtedly is the most famous building in Australia. As one of the greatest architectural works of the 20th century it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This huge, white architectural building, which reminds of giant shells, was built in 1973 and the main challenges in constructing it were the unusual technological innovations and remarkable engineering attainments, which has made this structure one of the most iconic buildings in the world.
Great Wall of China (Man made creation)
There are no doubts in the fact that the Great Wall of China is the longest structure made by humans. In 2009 the scientists estimated that the length of this historical edifice is about 9000 kms but the latest findings prove that it, in fact, is twice as longer reaching more than 21 000 kms. The construction work of object this large of course was not an easy task and it took about 20 centuries to be done. There were two main functions of the Great Wall of China. Firstly, it had to protect the country from the enemies coming from the north and secondly it also helped China in preserving their customs and traditions from the intervention of outside cultures. Nowadays only 8% of this remarkable site have remained, but still nothing greater can be seen anywhere else. Read more about Great Wall of China here.
Brooklyn Bridge (Man made creation)
The oldest suspension bridge in the United States – Brooklyn Bridge – is located in “the Big Apple”. Along with Statue of Liberty, this bridge has become the most known structure of the city. The bridge was finished in 1883 and the main purpose of building was to link Manhattan and Brooklyn. The length of the bridge is 1.8 kilometers and not only drivers but also pedestrians and cyclists can use it. It is easily accessible from both sides.
Burney Falls (Natural place)
As a remarkable nature sight, Burney Falls in U.S. state of California have considered being the 8th Wonder of the World and, in fact, Theodore Roosevelt was the one, who designated these waterfalls with this title. Indeed, the sight is truly impressive – the height of the waterfalls is about 30 meters and the flow is great even on the dry season. Burney Falls are included in Mc-Arthur Burney Falls State park where not only various tourists’ establishments, but also other significant nature sights can be visited.
Most probably in the next few years or even centuries people will still be arguing about the 8th wonder of the world, but, actually, as long as these great sights are still standing on earth, the title should not matter, rather – their value and singularity should never be forgotten or destroyed.