The Greatest Architectural Marvels On Earth
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.
- 1602 VOTESPhoto: Daderot / Wikimedia Commons / Public domainFallingwater 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
- 2457 VOTESPhoto: Bernard Spragg. NZ / Flickr / Public domainThe 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
- 3490 VOTESPhoto: Donaldytong / Wikipedia / CC-BY-SA 3.0Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m.
- 4402 VOTESPhoto: Someformofhuman / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0The 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.
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City of Arts and SciencesPhoto: Jcca76 / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0By Santiago CalatravaThe City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia. The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park. Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project underwent the first stages of construction in July 1996 and the finished "city" was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisfèric. The last great component of the City of Arts and Sciences, El Palau ...more
- 6309 VOTESPhoto: Daniel Schwen / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0The 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