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New Croton Dam, New York
 New World Wonder
New Croton Dam

New Croton Dam celebrated its 90th birthday this year. Stretching across the Croton River in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, the stone structure was begun on September 20, 1892, and completed January 17, 1906. It's 297 feet high, 2,168 feet long, and has a capacity of 30 billion gallons.

Its major caim to fame, however, is that its the largest hewn-stone structure in America, and the second largest in the world. Only Egypt's Great Pryramid beats it!

Built for function, Croton Dam looks more like a work of art. Water crashes down the stone spillways on both sides, and the views from the top are spectacular. Add in a perfect autumn day, and Croton Dam truly qualifies as a world wonder.



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