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post #16 of 40
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Or the pyramids.

+1 Easily the most recognized structures.
post #17 of 40
It's something like this. 1.Pyramids 2.Taj Mahal 3. Great Wall of China 4. Eiffel Tower 5. Colosseum 6. Parthenon ... I think the most famous U.S. buildings are the White House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center, but I don't know if any are among the top 10 in the world. St. Peters, the Duomo, St. Basil, the Forbidden City, Sydney Opera House, the Pantheon, and some others are in the mix.
post #18 of 40
One thing about the World Trade Centre is the how they are viewed from an architectural standpoint. After 9/11 they've been called beautiful, inspiring, etc. And from a symbolic standpoint now; yeah, I agree. They do mean a lot, and the images are incredibly powerful.

But no offense, I always thought they were ugly things.
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After posting some things to the ugly buildings thread, I thought I would post what I think are nice buildings to this thread. Xilinhot Airport. Attachment 66650 A representation of traditional Mongolian Yurts in concrete. I actually quite like the effect. Mongolian Middle School. This is where I work.
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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post
After posting some things to the ugly buildings thread, I thought I would post what I think are nice buildings to this thread.

Xilinhot Airport.
Attachment 66650

Really?
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by L.R. View Post
One thing about the World Trade Centre is the how they are viewed from an architectural standpoint. After 9/11 they've been called beautiful, inspiring, etc. And from a symbolic standpoint now; yeah, I agree. They do mean a lot, and the images are incredibly powerful.

But no offense, I always thought they were ugly things.

They were. There's a really good chapter in an otherwise crappy book that is devoted to how they represent everything that is wrong with architecture. It's worth a read.

post #23 of 40
is this thread for people to post pretty pictures of houses or is it limited to high rise buildings?

i cant think of many modern high rises that give me a rise.
post #24 of 40
I like a lot of Michael Graves work
post #25 of 40
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I think the most famous U.S. buildings are the White House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center,

Would also add the pentagon.
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post #27 of 40
Representing three very distinct, yet equally gorgeous styles.






post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
It's something like this.

1.Pyramids
2.Taj Mahal
3. Great Wall of China
4. Eiffel Tower
5. Colosseum
6. Parthenon
...

I think the most famous U.S. buildings are the White House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and the World Trade Center, but I don't know if any are among the top 10 in the world. St. Peters, the Duomo, St. Basil, the Forbidden City, Sydney Opera House, the Pantheon, and some others are in the mix.


I'd definitely count the Sydney Opera House as one of the world's most beautiful buildings. In terms of recognizability, I'd be surprised if it weren't ahead of the Colosseum and Parthenon.
post #29 of 40
leaning tower of pisa too.
post #30 of 40
This is in no way the best looking building, but it's still pretty awesome. Neuschwanstein castle Versailles Palace Angkor Wat St. Basil's Cathedral Palace of Westminster Royal Palace of Brussels Imam Mosque, Iran
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