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12 Modern Engineering Wonders (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/22/10 02:39 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET

Since the dawn of human history, man has been a builder.

From the great Pyramids of Egypt to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower, the list of humankind's construction feats is endless.

Here are the Huffington Post's picks of 12 recent engineering wonders from around the world - but the title-holders are bound to keep changing, with man's ever-growing creativity and competitiveness!

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Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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Year completed: 1999
Claim to Fame: Tallest operational hotel in the world (over 1,000 feet)
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