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We live on a beautiful planet. Today our natural landscapes also boast manmade wonders, icons of engineering and architecture. So what are the world's modern wonders? We've compiled our top seven, from the tallest building on Earth, to the longest underwater tunnel, from aviation's greatest airliner, to engineering's greatest work of art. These are our modern wonders!

The great engineering achievements of the modern world are more than purely functional. The visionaries who dreamed up their imposing shapes used art and science to create structures of dramatic beauty. Our bridges, dams, and skyscrapers, dominate our landscapes, as the pyramids dominated those of ancient Egypt. They're testaments to the creative genius of humankind. In this film we tunnel under, climb up, jump off, and fly with, the greatest marvels the modern world has to offer.

2002 documentary for the Travel Channel, including the following subjects :

Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 486.3 metres and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.

Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.


Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport. Concorde was jointly developed and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation under an Anglo-French treaty. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889, it was initially criticised by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a 77.1 kilometre ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal, 26 metres above sea level.

Channel Tunnel

The Channel Tunnel is a 50.5 kilometre rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At 37.9 kilometres the tunnel has the longest undersea portion of any tunnel in the world.

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Cheryll Scott
6:24 He just look like a idiot. How is that a comfortable line to hear.. e.g. This 747 can ONLY carry Twice it's weight, but currently we are still 30,000 feet in the Sky, carrying 50 times its weight. But don't worry folks" I'd never trust a damn thing he says.
Cheryll Scott
6:15 He just said "I have no doubt that this bridge can make 500 years, because it carries 20 times more than it was designed for" So when Brooklyn Bridge collapse do to weight stress. It would be premeditated murder. That's why idiot boy is an IRONWORKER and NOT and Engineer.
😂 the sponge remark
Cameron Knights
london is the greatest city in the world
Jim Green
Thee was some WRONG INFORMATION in refererence to the Brooklyn Bridge. Too many others to mention....
Bob Kaster
If you watch the Iron workers working on the bridge not all of them are tying off. Major safety violation!
Willem Sterrenberg-Breedt
Eish, the narrator is super annoying.
Dr. Martyn van Nostrund
The cleaning crew at Petronas praying for safety from the same god that will allow them to die because he loves them. Sounds about right....welp, pitter patter let's get at 'er...
The "mysterious disease" They got the bends. Working in pressurized compartments building the foundations. When they came up topside, the compressed air in their blood boiled out.
Only in america will you hear new york is the greatest city in the world. The rest of us just laugh at that. Because of america’s great education system you’ll notice how they have trouble pronouncing any names of places outside the u.s. I’m always impressed if they actually know about a city or place in another country. Now they have trump the orange muppet in the white house lowering the bar to that of a monkey with Down syndrome!
Zoophilia Consultant
Derry Pa is the GREATEST GREATEST town in the WHOLE wide WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr Right Now
24:10 Lt Col of what? Army? Cleaning brigade? Maybe I missed something.
Christian Mancke
I think if this were to be sequel, surly some of the works of China would take it's place among great engineering achievements!
osearth esp
1:23:14 **
twc baby
Sorry son but in no way shape or form is it the most famous Bridge in the world, doubtful even most famous in the State of NY alone...maybe
rabindra koirala
How about Sydney Harbour bridge and Sydney Opera House !
Intiyaz Mohammad
Wonders of (Miracle facts) Holy Quran:-
One of the facts that Holy Quran never changed for the last 14 centuries. --- Proof that Quran is from God presented visually, super intelligent math in Quran

The latitude of Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia is 21.422487 deg, and the same in minutes is 21° 25' 20.9532'' N
Let us see the Quran verse numbers where It talks about Kaaba. LOOK AT THE NUMBERS CARE FULLY. THEY Are coded in Holy Quran.
Quran 2.125 (Chapter 2, Verse 125) :
And [mention] when We made the House a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. And take, [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], "Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer]."
Quran 2.142 (Chapter 2, Verse 142)
The foolish among the people will say, "What has turned them away from their qiblah, which they used to face?" Say, "To Allah belongs the east and the west. He guides whom He wills to a straight path."
Is it coincidence ?
Why no clue about longitude ? It should be 0 at kaaba but britishers took it to Greenwich as prime meridian.,39.8259779,117m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x15c204b74c28d467:0xb2f543a618225767!2sKaaba!8m2!3d21.4225239!4d39.8261816!3m4!1s0x15c204b74c28d467:0xb2f543a618225767!8m2!3d21.4225239!4d39.8261816?hl=en-US

The first ever satellite, "Sputnik 1," was launched in 1957 by Russians. Chapter 19 Verse 57 (Surah Maryam) of the Qur’an amazingly refers to rising and being raised.
We raised him up to a high place. (Surah Maryam, 57)
The term "Refa'nahu" in this verse is derived from the verb “refea,” meaning “to raise, lift up or elevate.” On the other hand, the word "aliyyen" in the verse bears the meaning of “high, very high” in addition to “great.” When we consider this verse by itself, therefore, it means “being raised into a very high place.” In that respect, verse 19:57 may be a reference to the launching into the sky of the spacecraft Sputnik 1 in 1957. (Allah knows the truth.)
Verse 19:57 of the Qur’an speaks of “raising to a high place.”
"Sputnik 1," the first unmanned satellite, was launched in 1957. ----Golden ratio in the Quran, Amazing structure of the Quranic number

Numerical Miracle of Holy Quran
Chapter 13: al-Ra`ad (Thunder)
The chapter ar-Ra`d (Thunder) is numbered 13, and is so named because it mentions the word ‘thunder’. That word occurs in verse number 13. This verse also, coincidentally, occurs in the 13th part of the Quran. Being comprised of 114 chapters of unequal length, the Quran is divided into 30 parts of roughly equal length such that a reading of a part each day will complete the book in a month. The 13th verse of the 13th chapter does not have to occur in the 13th part., but it does. Now, the same verse has 19 words. These words are written with 83 letters. There is one other place in the entire Quran that mentions ‘thunder’. That is chapter 2, verse number 19. This verse also has 19 words written with 83 letters, although the words are mostly different. It appears that these instances of correspondence were planned, though not by any human being.?

What God ordered bees in Quran
[Quran 16.68-69] And your Lord (Allah) revealed to the bees: Build your hives in mountains, trees and in what they build. Then eat (for females) from every fruit and follow (for females) your "Lord's enslaved PATHS", from its bellies exits drink of different colors, in it healing for man. These are signs for those who contemplate. --- FLYING MATH: BEES SOLVE TRAVELING SALESMAN PROBLEM.

Miracle of number 19 continued.. This particular pattern is observed by me so hopefully won't available in internet.
There is a verse in chapter 55 (Rahman) repeated 31 times--- "So which of the favours of your Lord would you deny?"
The verse numbers are as follows.
13, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77
There is another verse in chapter 77 (mursalat - The Emissaries) which repeated 10 times. ---"Woe, that Day, to the deniers."
They are as follows.
15, 19, 24, 28, 34, 37, 40, 45, 47, 49
Now from both the series take common ones.
They are: 28, 34, 40, 45, 47, 49
(1) Now the number formed by arranging the above 6 numbers is exactly DIVISIBLE by 19 without any reminder.
283440454749/19 = 14917918671
(2) Now from 10 numbers of verses of chapter 77 which left after taking common ones are 15, 19, 24 and 37.
Amazing from the numbers exclude 19 and form the 6 digit number, then divide by 19 and see again we got the whole number.
(3) From above 2 divisions subtract the second one from first and then divide by 19 you will AGAIN get a whole number.
(14917918671 - 8023)/19 = 14917910648/19 = 785153192
When we deal with division of such random numbers we expect to get fractions. But in these cases we are getting whole numbers iwe can say design. A GRAND DESIGN. Remember we have not altered the order of the numbers while forming the big number.

Holy Quran chapter 16 "The Bee". The bee has either 16 or 32 chromosomes.
Ivan Hertzwatt
Uau....what a shit list...
Ocelot Eleven
High Quality Documentary, even if it’s over 15 years old

Also, what’s that song at the beginning of the Petronas Towers segment at 15:31
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This is a vision of the future, a Maglev launch system that will transport ordinary people to the edge of space, and back again. This spacecraft will open the universe to all, it’s a dream of those who will design and build the next generation of space planes.

In the very near future space tourism will become an everyday activity, the corridors of space will become as busy as the airways of today. The environment surrounding our Earth will become the largest construction site ever. Dozens of space stations will orbit our planet, these weightless cities will launch and maintain thousands of communications satellites and provide a stepping stone for deep space exploration. A fleet of commercial spaceplanes will transport passengers and cargo quickly and cheaply. As more and more spaceplanes ferry components up from Earth for use in space we will build larger and more complex space stations, floating gateways to the universe.

But is the future already here?

A spaceplane is a vehicle that operates as an aircraft in Earth's atmosphere, as well as a spacecraft when it is in space. It combines features of an aircraft and a spacecraft, which can be thought of as an aircraft that can endure and manoeuvre in the vacuum of space or likewise a spacecraft that can fly like an airplane. The spaceflight is then followed by an unpowered glide return to landing. Only five spaceplanes have successfully flown to date, having reentered Earth's atmosphere, returned to Earth, and safely landed, the X-15, Space Shuttle, Buran, SpaceShipOne, and X-37. All five are rocket gliders, only rockets and rocket-powered aircraft have thus far succeeded in reaching space.