Long before viral websites promised to “blow your mind”, humans were capable of creating things that would genuinely blow your mind.
For thousands of years, the Seven Wonders wowed travellers from across the Ancient World. One by one, however, these remarkable structures crumbled, burned or fell to invading armies. In the last 2,000 years, mankind has advanced remarkably, and yet, for all our innovation and industry, we’ve failed to create a single building that compares to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
First we shape our buildings. Then they shape us. Then they fall apart and we forget how we ever shaped them in the first place.