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Today we give you the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. These were picked by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1994 so don't expect to see the massive buildings in Dubai or the giant skyscrapers in South East Asia. So settle back and see some truly amazing creations.
Construction on the Panama Canal began in 1880 and finally ended in 1914. The project was started by the French, under the leadership of Ferdinand de Lesseps, but by 1889 the company behind the original construction was going bankrupt so they ceased operations and turned over construction to another French company. Well this didn't end well either, leading to the United States getting involved. Ultimately the project was completed, a nice side effect of the creation of the canal was the creation of Panama as a country and not just part of Colombia.