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The workshop says that it adds +20% production when constructing buildings. Are wonders considered buildings?

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No. Workshops do not help wonders.

On the city screen, production is listed in the top left corner. You can see how production is calculated by mousing over the listing.

So I did a simple test. I found a city with a workshop, and looked at production while working on a building. It clearly listed "Modifier for buildings: 20%". I changed the city to working on a wonder, and that modifier disappeared, and production dropped appropriately.

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Oh dang!! I felt much better before I read this ;-) –  Martin Nov 10 '10 at 19:48

I wondered this, since The Pyramids, Pentagon etc. are buildings in real life. However The Pyramids isn't a Building in Civ 5 - it's a Wonder. This difference is indicated when you choose what you are going to build next: the options are grouped into Units, Buildings, Wonders, and Other. (But workshops are still really useful imo.)

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Since version 1.0.1.217 (1st March 2011) the workshop now does help with the construction of wonders.

As per the patch notes:

Workshop provides 2 production (bonus reduced to +15% but affects ALL production); cost increased

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