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