Architecture The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth  

Kim Martinez
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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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Fallingwater is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth
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Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 43 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. Time cited it after its completion as Wright's "most beautiful job"; it is listed among Smithsonian's Life List of 28 places "to visit before you die." It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. In 1991, members of the American Institute of Architects named the house the "best all-time work of American architecture" and in 2007, it was ...more on Wikipedia

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Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth
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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 on Wikipedia

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China Central Television Headq... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth
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The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m, 44-story skyscraper on East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road in the Beijing Central Business District. The tower serves as headquarters for China Central Television that was formerly at the China Central Television Building located at 11 Fuxin Road some 15 km to the west. Groundbreaking took place on 1 June 2004 and the building's facade was completed in January 2008. After the construction having been delayed as result of a fire which in February 2009 engulfed the adjacent Television Cultural Center, the Headquarters has been finally completed in May 2012. The CCTV Headquarters won the 2013 Best Tall Building Worldwide from the Council on Tall Buildings and ...more on Wikipedia

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Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth
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The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the facility is adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, between Sydney and Farm Coves. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the facility formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The Government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to begin in 1958 with Utzon directing construction. The government's decision to build Utzon's design is ...more on Wikipedia

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#8 on The Best Opera Houses in the World

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