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Machu Picchu is one of the Top Ten Feats of Man-Made Wonder, Picked by Structural Engineers

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Amazing view of Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail, near the Guard House (called the Watchman's hut). Machu Picchu fills and thrills one’s mind with visions of stone stairs leading to a mystical lncan village. The ancient planned community was integrated into instead of imposed onto its environment.

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Metropolis Magazine invited structural engineers Leslie E. Robertson, the éminence grise of American engineering, and Craig Schwitter, a partner in the New York office of Buro Happold, to pick their favorite feats of man-made wonder. One of their picks is Machu Picchu, the mysterious ruins built by the Incas.

January 10, 2007. Source: Metropolis Magazine by Craig Schwitter, Leslie E. Robertson & Martin C. Pedersen

Leslie E. Robertson (born 1928) is a structural engineer who has designed hundreds of buildings around the world including the World Trade Center in New York, the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, the United States Steel Headquarters in Pittsburgh, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, Puerta de Europa in Madrid and the Continental Airlines Arena in the New Jersey Meadowlands, as well as museums in Berlin, Portland (Maine) and Seattle, and the Miho Museum Bridge in Japan. (From Wikipedia).


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