Famous Modern Architecture Buildings

List of famous buildings in the Modern architecture movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of Modern architecture buildings, structures and monuments includes information like what city the structure is in, and when it was first opened to the public. There are a lot of historic Modern architecture structures around the world, so why not save some money and check them out here without having to pay for travel? These popular Modern architecture buildings attract visitors from all over the world, so if you're ever near them you should definitely pay them a visit. This list features Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and more.

This list is a great source for answering the questions, "What are the most famous Modern architecture buildings?" and "What do Modern architecture buildings look like?"

  • 1 Bligh Street

    1 Bligh Street is a skyscraper in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The modern style office building is located in the Sydney central business district overlooking Circular Quay, the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
    • Opened: May 01 2011
    • City/Town: New South Wales, Australia
    • Structural Height (m): 154.4
    • Floors: 29
    • Created By: Ingenhoven Architects, Architectus
    • Style: Modern architecture
  • When it was completed in 1972, 1 WTC became the tallest building on Earth, unseating the Empire State Building after a 40 year reign.
    • Opened: Dec 01 1970
    • City/Town: World Trade Center
    • Structural Height (m): 417.0
    • Floors: 110
    • Created By: Minoru Yamasaki
    • Style: Modern architecture
    • Construction Started: 1966-08-05
    • Building Function: Telecommunications, Office Tower
    • Floor Space (sq. m): 400000.0
  • 150 California Street

    150 California Street is a 24-story, 101 m office tower skyscraper, completed in 2000 on California Street in the financial district of San Francisco, California. In 2002, the AIA San Francisco and The San Francisco Business Times honored its designers with the 2002 Honor Award for Architecture.
    • Opened: Jan 01 2000
    • City/Town: San Francisco, California, USA
    • Structural Height (m): 101.0
    • Floors: 24
    • Style: Modern architecture
    • Building Function: Office
  • 16 Collyer Quay

    16 Collyer Quay, formerly Hitachi Tower is a 37-storey, 166 m, skyscraper in the central business district of Singapore. It is located on 16 Collyer Quay, in the zone of Raffles Place, near Chevron House, Change Alley, Tung Centre, and The Arcade, all of which are roughly 100 metres away. Facing Clifford Pier, the building commands a panoramic view of Marina Bay. It has an underground linkage to Raffles Place MRT Station. The skyscraper has a spire that is 13 m, which increases the tower overall height from 166 to 179 m It is on a 999-year leasehold. 16 Collyer Quay has a net lettable area of approximately 25,980 m². The building had close to 100% occupancy as of December 31, 2007, and key ...more
    • City/Town: Singapore
    • Structural Height (m): 179.0
    • Floors: 37
    • Style: Modern architecture
  • Two World Trade Center, also known by its street address, 200 Greenwich Street, is an unfinished office building at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan, New York City. The tower is under construction and would be the second on the World Trade Center site. The first tower, the "south tower" of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, was located across Greenwich Street. It was completed in 1971 and was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. When completed, the tower will be located on the east side of Greenwich Street, across the street from the original location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the September 11, 2001 attacks. The foundation work was completed in 2013, ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 2012
    • City/Town: New York City, New York, USA
    • Structural Height (m): 411.48
    • Floors: 79
    • Created By: Sir Norman Foster
    • Style: Modern architecture, Contemporary architecture, Deconstructivism
    • Construction Started: 2008-06
  • The South Tower (also known as Tower 2, Building Two or 2 WTC) of the World Trade Center in New York City was completed and opened in 1973 at a height of 415 meters (1,362 ft), distinguishable from the North Tower by its outdoor observation deck and the absence of a television antenna. The address of this building was 2 World Trade Center with its own ZIP code of 10048. It was destroyed along with the North Tower (1 World Trade Center) in the September 11 attacks. The South Tower was the second tower to be struck at 9:03 AM and the first tower to collapse at 9:59 AM. On the 107th floor of this building was a popular tourist attraction called Top of the World Trade Center Observatories. On ...more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1973
    • City/Town: World Trade Center
    • Structural Height (m): 415.0
    • Floors: 110
    • Created By: Minoru Yamasaki
    • Style: Modern architecture
    • Building Function: Office Tower
    • Floor Space (sq. m): 400000.0