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Old September 18th, 2010, 03:24 AM   #21
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That is so sexy! Anybody knows who designed it?
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Old September 18th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #22
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That is so sexy! Anybody knows who designed it?
Its was designed by three firms, COX Group Pte Ltd (Australia), ARUP Pte Ltd (Australia) and Architects 61 (Singapore).
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Old September 18th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #23
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Iran:

1. Kurit Dam, the highest dam in world for 550 years till 20th century



http://www.irncid.org/DWNLoad.aspx?F...0ae2922694.pdf

• The overtopping resistance of arch masonry dam was vital to it’s safety, as the dam had no spillway and the dam builders of 650 years ago could not possibly foresee the extreme floods probable during the life of the structure. In this regard, integration of erosion resistance of masonry and geometry of the dam contributed greatly to the safety of the dam during floods. It is estimated that the Kurit dam has been overtopped for more than 1000 times in 650 years.
• No diversion tunnel was required as the dam was built on a brick arch in a narrow canyon. The lower part the dam was constructed during a dry season
• The Kurit dam was built in a very narrow canyon and its crest length reached only 80% of the height. Accordingly selection of arch configuration, minimized the thickness and volume of the dam (the crest thickness is only 1.2 m). Otherwise, the construction of the dam would have not been feasible due to difficult access to the site.
• The Kurit dam has experienced the Tabas earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 without even minor damage in 1978. 25,000 people were killed in the earthquake in the thinly populated region.

2. Gonabad Qanat, the deepest qanat in the world (360 meters in depth and 33 kilometers long tunnel)



http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5207/
The property contains of 427 water wells with a length of 33113 meters and has been constructed based on different sciences like physics, geology and hydraulics and made it possible for the inhabitants to live in such a dry land that it rains there scarcely.

3. Atashgah, a mysterious 205 m-high man-made building!





4. Terrace of Persepolis, World’s Largest Ancient Building









It is almost four times larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, the average weight of a block of the Egyptian Pyramid is about 2.3 tons but about Persepolis this is 45 tons (about 20 times heavier)!

5. Temple of Anahita (Artemis), World’s Largest Ancient Temple







6. Ziggurat of Chogha Zanbil, World’s Largest Ziggurat



7. Falak-ol-Aflak Castle, An Ancient Wonder



Wonders of the world: http://www.statemaster.com/encyclope...r-of-the-World

Ancient Candidates
After a lot more of the world was discovered by the western world, wonders new to the western world made their appearance on new lists of wonders: ... Falak-ol-Aflak Castle
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Old September 18th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #24
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Fantastic!
Can some now understand, why I find it ridiculous calling a swimming pool, a ferris wheel, a mall, a theme park... the treasures/wonders of ones country?
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Old September 18th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #25
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not all countries have much history but yeah that is ridiculous
iran has more history than almost any country on earth
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Old September 18th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #26
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3. Atashgah, a mysterious 205 m-high man-made building!




??? 205m!!!! thats much larger that the great pyramids and taller that the tallest building in my city!
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Old September 18th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #27
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This thread is called best 7 wonders of architecture in your country so they don't have to be all about historic architecture. Anyway there are countries that do not have that much history so I think it ok to post what flagshipv posted. Everyone has their own take on things........
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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #28
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Atashgah appears to be a pyramid. Anyone know the use at the time?
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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #29
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??? 205m!!!! thats much larger that the great pyramids and taller that the tallest building in my city!
As I said that is mysterious, it certainly looks like just a natural mountain but if you look more closely then you will see a large number of blocks, especially in lower parts.

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Old September 19th, 2010, 03:04 AM   #30
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Brazil

Christ the Redeemer's Statue - Rio de Janeiro.



Octavio Frias de Oliveira's Bridge. - São Pulo.



The whole City of Brasilia.



Itaipu's Hydroelectric - Parana's State / Paraguay.



San Francisco's River transposition.



Presidente Costa e Silva's Bridge. - Rio de Janeiro's Metropolitan Area.



Contemporany Art's Museum - Niteroi.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #31
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Cambodia
In my opinion:

Angkor Wat- The world largest religion temple and the largest stone structure in world



Bayon- The largest Buddhist stone temple in Cambodia


Beng Mealea- It was believe to be the second largest Khmer temple in Cambodia cover with jungle.



banteay Srei- One of the most beautiful decoration of all Khmer temples.
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More pictures of this temple visit here:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=988839&page=3


West baray- The largest man-made ancient reservoir in the world(8km x 2.1km)


Phnom Bakheng- Khmer temple that has the most towers, over 108 towers.


Royal Palace- Collection of Khmer classic architecture
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #32
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:06 PM   #33
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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #34
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Romania (in my opinion)
Well, for some reason you left "People's House aka Parliament Palace" out. It should be in top. They say it is second biggest building in the world.

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Old September 20th, 2010, 10:38 PM   #35
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both Iran and Cambodia are amazing
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Old September 24th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #36
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Mexico IMO

1. Torre Mayor
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2171109900/


2. Palenque Palace
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim-sf/2814504579/

3. Pyramid of the Moon(Temple)
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/archer1...7603780026058/

4. Palace of Columns
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodoaraiza/4970932827/

5. Structure II(Temple)


6. Governor's Palace
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcbabej/3732507407/

7. Palace of Sayil
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Old September 24th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #37
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^you can't miss out Chulula pyramid, the worlds largest monument ever constructed at 4.45 million cubic metres (by comparison the Great Pyramid of Cheops is 2.5 million).

It covers 45 acres and only the bottom part has been excavated (the Spanish built a church at the top thinking it was a hill):

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Old September 24th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #38
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My country

ISRAEL


Moshe Aviv tower


Bahá'í_World_Centre


Israel National Airport




Pagoda House


Western Wall


Church of the Holy Sepulchre



Minzar Mar Saba

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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #39
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I'm from Argentina
Its hard to resume in one picture every building, i'll add links so you can look interior pics of the buildings.

Without order:


Palacio de las aguas (design by swedish -argentinian Nystromer, its a French renaissance palace covered in over 300,000 glazed, multi-color terra cotta tiles)
info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Water_Company_Palace



Palacio Barolo (inspired by Divine Comedy constructed as Dante Aligheri tomb for protecting his ashes during the war)
info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palacio_Barolo
detail:




Teatro Colon (the biggest lyric theatre in the world and one of the big 5)
more pics: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=786
3d: http://www.panorob.de/colon/popup.htm



Congreso Nacional (a big Reichstag that "floats" on BA's moody ground thanks to an inverted dome the same size of the upper one)

[IMG]http://i45.************/33z8lz5.jpg[/IMG]

with Rodin's thinker



Catedral de La Plata (inspired by the Koln one, tallest in the continent when designed, done with bricks on gothic style)





Palacio Paz (design by Louis Sortais, when Clemenceau visited BA said the whole cort of Louis XVI could live here, it's often considered the best french palace outside Europe)

more pics: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1056451&page=2



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Casa Rosada (the never-ending, mutilated, painted pink, 3 facade gorvernment palace)
more info about its evolution til the 30s, and involution until today: http://miradaatenta.wordpress.com/20...a-casa-rosada/
west facade


detail


north facade


east facade



Basilica de Lujan (national church, pelgrims choice at 64km from BA)





Rambla Bristol (it was demolished in Mar del Plata, but truly I have never seen something like around the world, it was a 2,5km seaside beaux-arts colonade with cupoles, stairs, clubs, everything)





10th is very very hard!

I don't know which to choose, if Rene Sergents Bosch Palace in Buenos Aires or Sans Souci Palace in San Fernando or Tucumans Casa de Gobierno, it could be also the Centro Naval, I'll decide and post later!

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Old September 28th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #40
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7 wonders of Indonesian architecture:

1. Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java


2. Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta


3. Ulun Danu Temple, Bratan lake, Bali


4. Buitenzorg Palace, Bogor


5. Satay Building, Bandung


6. Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta


7. Infinite Chapel, Nusa Dua, Bali
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