Famous Architecture | Around the World

Sydney Opera House | Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House | Sydney, Australia

Taj Mahal | Agra, India

Taj Mahal | Agra, India

Petronas Towers | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Chrysler Building | New York, United States

The Chrysler Building | New York, United States

Sydney Opera House | Sydney, Australia
by: Bernard Spragg. NZ from Christchurch, New Zealand – Sydney Australia
by: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/our-story.html – Global Goals

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia | https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/

“A building that changed the image of an entire country”

Fusing ancient and modernist influences, and situated on a site sacred to the Gadigal people for thousands of years, the sculptural elegance of the Sydney Opera House has made it one of the symbols of twentieth century architecture – a building that, to quote US architect Frank Gehry.

Synonymous with inspiration and imagination, the Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings of the twentieth century. Meet the visionaries, idealists, architects, engineers, pragmatists and artists who built an artwork and filled it with works of art. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House


Taj Mahal | Agra, India
by: Asitjain / Wikimedia Commons

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal

by: Kristian Bertel, Wikimedia Commons

Taj Mahal, Agra, India | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal

The Taj Mahal, is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. It is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India’s rich history.



Petronas Towers | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
by: James Kerwin from Tbilisi – The Twins | SE Asia 2019
by: Someformofhuman

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 when they were surpassed by Taipei 101. The Petronas Towers remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

The towers were designed by Argentine-American architect César Pelli. A distinctive postmodern style was chosen to create a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

They are a major landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower, and are visible in many places across the city.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronas_Towers


The Chrysler Building | New York, United States
by: Leena Hietanen

The Chrysler Building | New York, United States

The Chrysler Building is considered a leading example of Art Deco architecture.

The Chrysler Building is renowned for, and recognized by, its terraced crown, which is an extension of the main tower. “The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission said that the tower “embodies the romantic essence of the New York City skyscraper.” The Chrysler Building appears in several films set in New York, and is widely considered one of the most positively acclaimed buildings in the city.

by: David Shankbone 

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in the Turtle Bay neighborhood on the East Side of Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue near Midtown Manhattan.  The Chrysler Building is considered a leading example of Art Deco architecture.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Building


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