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eiffel rio2 rio1 sydneysydney3 Opera Constructionlibertyliberty2liberty3towerbridge1towerbridge2manhattanbridgegoldengateAbove: the Eiffel Tower in 1888; Christ The Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro (built 1926-1931); Sydney Opera House (built 1959-1973); the Statue Of Liberty’s torch-bearing arm displayed at the Centennial Exposition in 1876; Tower Bridge London (built 1886-1894); Manhattan Bridge (built 1901-1912) and The Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco (built 1933-1937).

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