Architectural marvels are the modern wonders of the world. The advancement in modern architectural engineering is the reason behind this marvels. There are many structures with astonishing looks, detailed structural appearance but I would like to describe the top ten in my opinion.
1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai.
Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest building stands at a height of 2722 feets. It is another engineeringmarvel on Dubai’s land. It was designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. It houses 9 hotels, offices, residential, observation decks and more.
2. Sydney Opera House, Sydney.
Sydney Opera House is one of the best example of architectural modern marvels in worls. It was inaugurated in 1973. It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon. The building consists of three groups of interlocked ‘shells’, with each shell being a part of a huge sphere. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee describedit as a ‘one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity’ in 2007.
3. Guggenheim Museum, Bilboa, Spain.
The Guggenheim Museum belongs to the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation. This was designed
by Canadian-American architect Frank O Gehry. It was inaugurated in 1997.
4. 30 St Mary Axe, London, UK.
Nicked named as ‘The Gherkin’ this modern architecture is in London. Standing 591 feet tall, this skyscraper has became anothe name for London. The building was designed by Norman Foster along with Arup engineers. It is headquarter of Swiss Reinsurance Company. The topmost floor, i.e., the 40th floor of the building has a bar that offers a 360 degrees view of London.
5. Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China.
Beijing National stadium also known as ‘The Bird’s Nest’. This structure is more of a work of an art than an Olympic Stadium. Designed by Swiss architects Jacques Harzog and Pierre de Meuron, the nest was mainely used for Summer Olympics and Paralympics throughout 2008.
6. the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.
The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates and was designed and developed by HHCP architects. It has added 520 kilometres to Dubai’s shoreline. The construction work of this island started in 2001 and completed in 2009.
7. Taipei 101.
Taipei 101 formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center , is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. Standing at 1669.9 fts Taipei 101 was designed by architect C.Y. Lee. It has 101 floors with 5 floors as basement.
8. Petonas Towers.
The Petronas Towers , also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Designed by Argentine American architect César Pelli are standing at a staggering height of 1493 feets the third tallest building after Taipei 101 and Burj Khalifa. It has 88 floors +5 basement floors.
9. Bailong Elevator, Hunan Province, China.
If you suffer from a fear of heights, perhaps this one’s not for you. The Bailong Elevator, also known as the Hundred Dragons Elevator, carries 50 tourists at a time to 1,070ft (330m) up the side of a massive sandstone column in a mountain range in China’s Hunan Province. It views down to the bottom of the rocky mountain range in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangijiajie. Work began on the lift, which cost 120m yuan, or around £12m, in 1999 and finished in 2002.
10. Yoyogi National Stadium, Japan.
Yoyogi National Syadium is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan which is famous for its suspension roof design. It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events in the 1964 Summer
Here are my top 10 marvels…
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