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Introduction

In this written assignment I will present Seven Wonders and or Amazing Structures. My teacher assigned seven wonders to each and every student this way we will not repeat the wonders. To complete my project it took me approximately 7 days, one day to every wonder and a few more to complete the rest of the project. I completed one part every day. I did not know what to expect tolearn from the assignment. The first thing I learned was that there are more than the usual seven wonders. Once I started I was amazed with each one of my wonders. Each one of them is spectacular in their one special way. To complete this project I received my mom’s help.

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World Wonder #1 Park Guell

In the picture you see the Park Güell. The park is a garden complex witharchitectural elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Garcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí". This is one of the most visited parks in Barcelona.
The park was originally part of a commercially unsuccessful housing site. Theintention was to exploit the fresh air and beautiful views from the site, with sixty triangular lots being provided for luxury houses. It has since been converted into a municipal garden. It can be reached by underground railway, by city buses, or by commercial tourist buses. While entrance to the Park is free, Gaudí's house, "la Torre Rosa," containing furniture that he designed can be only visitedfor an entrance fee. There is a reduced rate for those wishing to see both Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia.
The large cross at the Park's high-point offers the most complete view of Barcelona and the bay. It is possible to view the main city in panorama, with the Sagrada Familia and the Montjuïc area visible at a distance.
World Wonder #2 Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is theoldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis bordering what is now Cairo, Egypt. It is believed the pyramid was built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian King Khufu and constructed over a 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC. The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. It is the main part of a complex setting of buildings thatincluded two mortuary temples.
The total mass of the pyramid is estimated at 5.9 million tones. The volume, including an internal hillock, is believed to be roughly 2,500,000 cubic meters. Based on these estimates, building this in 20 years would involve installing approximately 800 tones of stone every day. The Great Pyramid consists of more than 2.3 million limestone blocks. The Egyptians shippedthe limestone blocks from quarries all along the Nile River.
Greeks believed that slave labor was used but modern Egyptologists accept that it was built by many tens of thousands of skilled workers. They camped near the pyramids and worked for a salary or as a form of paying taxes until the construction were completed.

World Wonder #3 Brooklyn Bridge

Construction began on January 3, 1870.The Brooklyn Bridge was completed thirteen years later and was opened for use on May 24, 1883. On that first day, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed what was then the only land passage between Manhattan and Long Island. The bridge's main span over the East River is 1,595 feet 6 inches. The bridge cost $15.5 million to build and approximately 27 people died during its construction.One week after the opening, on May 30, 1883, a rumor that the Bridge was going to collapse caused a stampede, which crushed and killed at least twelve people. On May 17, 1884, P. T. Barnum helped to squelch doubts about the bridge's stability while publicizing his famous circus when one of his most famous attractions, Jumbo, led a parade of 21 elephants over the Brooklyn Bridge
The bridge was...
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