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What were the seven wonders of New York City?

July 1, 2010

In April 1953, a New York engineering group set out to create a list of the city’s version of the seven wonders of the world.

Number one was the George Washington Bridge, followed by the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, and the subway.

Rounding out the final three were the city water system, the Holland Tunnel, and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (partly built in 1944 at left).

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel? I don’t think that would make a 2010 list.

In 1929, a merchants’ organization tried to compile a list of seven wonders. According to the then–Manhattan borough president, they are:

The subway, the Hudson River tunnels, the East River Bridges, the Woolworth Building, the Statue of Liberty, the “Great White Way,” and Coney Island.