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Eighth Wonder of the World

Eighth Wonder of the World is an unofficial title sometimes given to those new buildings, structures, projects or even designs that are deemed to be comparable to the 7 World Wonders.


  • Candidates for the Eighth Wonder of the World 1
    • Natural places 1.1
    • Pre-1900 creations 1.2
    • Post-1900 creations 1.3
    • People 1.4
    • Fiction 1.5
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Candidates for the Eighth Wonder of the World

Mitre Peak, in Milford Sound, New Zealand.

Natural places

Pre-1900 creations

The Citadelle Laferrière in Northern Haiti.

Post-1900 creations

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia.


  • André the Giant, a French professional wrestler who predominantly wrestled for WWE (then World Wrestling Federation) in the 1970s and 1980s. André, who was billed at a height of 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) and weight of 520 pounds (240 kg; 37 st 2 lb) was frequently billed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[45] André's actual height has been the subject of debate over the years with some reports claiming that he was 'only' 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, citing the pro-wrestling world's habit of over-exaggeration to make their stars seem larger than life.


  • King Kong, a fictional giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. It is often described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World".[46]

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  20. ^ Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map by David Smith, The Guardian, September 1, 2014.
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  24. ^ "Breathtaking castle in the sky" by C.P. Belliappa, Deccan Herald, August 15, 2004.
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  34. ^ "The lessons of Dubai? Let’s build some more British isles" by John Blundell, Institute of Economic Affairs, April 9, 2006.
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