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The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth

Updated July 12, 2021 17.2k votes 1.9k voters 181.5k views76 items

This list of modern architectural marvels is a survey of all feats of modern architecture in the world (including buildings, bridges, structures, and monuments) in search of the greatest modern architecture. The modern structures list contains pictures of the best modern architecture so you can vote on what you think the top architectural feats really are. Only the most exceptional examples of modern architecture buildings have been included on this list.

Included in the list of the best modern architecture are houses, structures, buildings, monuments, plazas, and all the best modern architecture contemporary engineers and architects have to offer. From the famous Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) to the Sapporo Dome (which touts a moving field) to the Lloyd's Building in London, there is no shortage of amazing architecture among these modern architectural feats.

What are the top examples of modern architecture? Where are the greatest modern architects? What are the most breathtaking buildings in the world? This is your chance to vote on the best modern architectural marvels in the world. If you don't see your favorite architectural feat on the modern structures list, make sure to add them to this list of these cool buildings. The best architectural work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei, and a host of other brilliant modern architects are on the list, but new modern buildings are erected every day, so make sure to keep adding brilliant modern structures pictures to this modern architecture list.

What are architectural marvels around the world? Take a look here and see for yourself.

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  • The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum was inaugurated on October 18, 1997, by the past King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the building has been hailed as a "signal moment in the architectural culture", because it represents "one of...  more
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  • The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower....  more
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  • The National Centre for the Performing Arts is a multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural centre in Mumbai, India, which aims to promote and preserve India's heritage of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography. It also presents new and innovative work in the performing arts field. The Centre was founded in 1986 by JRD Tata and Dr Jamshed Bhabha. The NCPA is also the home of the Symphony Orchestra of India, which was established by NCPA in 2006. In 2010 the orchestra performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Moscow at the 5th World Symphony Orchestra Festival - the first time an orchestra from India had performed there....  more
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  • The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot monument in St. Louis in the U.S. state of Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. The arch sits at the site of St. Louis' founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and German-American structural engineer...  more
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