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Old September 28th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #41
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Greece, EU:

1. Parthenon, Athens. 447-438 B.C. Architects: Iktinos and Callicrates:


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2. Epidavros theater. 4th century B.C. Architect: Polykleitos the Younger. (ancient theater, still in use!!!):

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3. OAKA sport complex, Αthens. originally built in 1982 - renovation 2001-2004. Architect: Santiago Calatrava:

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4. Rion-Antirrion bridge, western Greece. 1998-2004. (world's second longest cable-stayed "suspended" deck bridge):

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5. Erectheum, Athens. 421-407 B.C.. Architect: Mnesicles (probably):

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6. New Acropolis museum, Athens. 21st century.Architect: Bernard Tschumi:



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7. Canal of Corinth. 1881-1893:






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Old September 28th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #42
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-Malaysia-

Sky Bridge, Langkawi Island


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Crystal Mosque, Terengganu
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Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang


Sultan Abdul Samad Building, KL




State Legislative Assembly Complex , Sarawak
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Blue Mansion, Penang



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Old September 28th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #43
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potiz81, what kind of list is that? Where is Meteora, Mount Athos, Olympia, Delphi etc? 2 places for the Acropolis, and one more for its museum? Please........
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Old September 28th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #44
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potiz81, what kind of list is that? Where is Meteora, Mount Athos, Olympia, Delphi etc? 2 places for the Acropolis, and one more for its museum? Please........
Meteora is a wonderfull place, but personally I consider it more as natural wonder than an architectural one..the same goes for Santorini's caldera..


About Mt Athos never been there and I had no idea which monasteries are really architecturally imressive.

About Olympia and Delfi...I tried hard to avoid a list consisted exclusively by monuments of classical period..so I choose the most obvious and archetypal ones, as Acropolis and Epidavros, because their forms were immitated and copied by architects worldwide million of times till today from different cultures...
On the other hand, I think that some more contemporary constructions like the new Acropolis Museum , the Rio cable bridge and the Corinthian Canal are really impressive and named as "wonders", each one at its time of construction.

Feel free to present your own list of architectural wonders of our country, I m looking forward to see it!

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Old September 28th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #45
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Belgium

Atomium (Brussels)


Our Lady`s Cathedral (Antwerp)


Grand Place (Brussels)


Central Station (Antwerp)


Guillemins Station(Liege)



Notre-Dame Cathedral (Tournai)
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Justice Palace (Brussels)
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Other interesting places: Bruges, Ghent, Leuven, Ypers, Waterloo
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:52 PM   #46
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Ok I´ll try to list 7 "wonders" from Sweden.



1:
Göta channel. Built 1810 - 1832. 190km long with 87km digged by hand by a total of 58 000 soldiors.






2:
Turning Torso. Built 2001-2005.






3:
Drottningholms palace. Built 1662-1699.
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4:
Ice hotel. A famous hotel in north of Sweden made of ice. Its rebuilt each year with individualy designed suites.
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5:
Uppsala cathedral. Finnished the year 1435. 118,7m high.


6:
Kalmar Castle. 800 years of history.

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7: The Globe arena. Built 1986-89.
(Notise the little red cottage near the top. )
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Old October 1st, 2010, 06:36 AM   #47
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I quote myself cause I have found new pics of the last building and I edited my original post. I think its interesting to see it even if it's been demolished.

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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)

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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 October 17th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #48
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best wonder of hostorical architecture in malaysia
1.a famosa fort malacca


2.zahir mosque alor star


3.sultan abdul samad building


4.keretapi tanah melayu terminal


5.ubudiah mosque


6.leaning tower teluk intan

7.istana seri menanti
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Old October 17th, 2010, 11:14 PM   #49
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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Q1 Tower, Gold Coast
Anzac Bridge, Sydney
Story Bridge, Brisbane
Old Rialto Building & Winfield Building/Rialto Tower, Melbourne (the contrast)
Waterfront Place, Brisbane
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Old October 17th, 2010, 11:20 PM   #50
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Old Rialto Building & Winfield Building/Rialto Tower, Melbourne (the contrast)



Image - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rialto_old.....jpg
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #51
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Iraq:

1. Victory arch (the Crossed Swords monument):


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2. Tomb of the unknown soldier:








3. Martyrs Memorial:

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4. Um Al-Qura Mosque:




5. The golden shrines of Najaf, Kerbala, Baghdad & Samarra:
There are 5 shrines with golden domes in Iraq, they have basically a similar architectural design.


All of the 5 shrines have golden domes (a total of 7) & also golden minarets (a total of 14 minarets).





Inside the shrine complex:



6.Al-Faw Palace:





7. The Spiral Minaret & the Great Mosque of Samarra:
Completed in 851 AD, the minaret is 52 metres high & 33 metres wide. Made entirely of baked mud bricks.








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Old February 17th, 2012, 09:49 PM   #52
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In France, it would be :

1. The Eiffel Tower (1889)
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Eiffel Tower par dvpfagan, sur Flickr

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Eiffel Tower par mK B., sur Flickr

2.Palace of Versailles and its gardens
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The Palace, Château de Versailles par rosebennet, sur Flickr

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Bassin d'Apollon et Château de Versailles par y.caradec, sur Flickr

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Jardin de l'orangerie par Thomas Sagory / du-ciel.com, sur Flickr

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Château de Versailles par Thomas Sagory / du-ciel.com, sur Flickr

3.Le Mont Saint-Michel
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Le Mont Saint-Michel par ecololo, sur Flickr

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Le Mont Saint Michel par WDariusz, sur Flickr

4.Millau Viaduct
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Millau Viaduct par NAParish, sur Flickr

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Millau Viaduct par Leonotron, sur Flickr

5.Strasbourg's cathedral (almost a skyscraper)
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Alsace_Strasbourg_Cathedral_Exterior1 par Red Dirt Girl, sur Flickr

6.Le Louvre Museum
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Le Louvre par Philippe Lejeanvre, sur Flickr

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Le Louvre par [Schmitzoide], sur Flickr

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AutoKAP in Paris from Le pont des Arts par Pierre Lesage, sur Flickr

7.Arena of Nîmes
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Nimes arena at night, 2008 par Damien and Marie, sur Flickr

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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #53
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1. coliseum and Castle of the Angel in Rome





2. saint peter, sistine chapel and the vatican palaces and museums (geographically in Italy)



The Sixtine Chapel from michelangelo, dubbed by many critics (and tourists) the biggest achievement in western art

Probably one of the most iconic part is the Creation of Adam, matched in popularity only by the mona lisa I read

the famous Pietà by Michelangelo




3. leaning tower of pisa



















4. saint mark basilica in venice








5. florence cityscape





Another big one from michelangelo, the David, whose copy stands in its original position in the Piazza della Signoria. The original is in the Gallerie dell'Accademia







6. agrigento greek temples






7. amalfi coast, ischia and positano:








...and many, many more sights, like for example one of the Savoy Royal Palace, Stupinigi:



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Or the Bourbon royal palace in Caserta:


Or even the historical centre of Siena:

The rocca scaligera in sirmione, Garda lake:


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or the Pantheon in Rome:






but as we all know rome would deserve a 7 wondres of its own, since many are the most famous spots and still they're only a small fractions of the hidden beauty of the eternal city:

1. piazza di spagna

2. fontana di trevi


or the churches of rome, like
3. San carlo alle quattro fontane:





4. or sant'ivo alla sapienza:



5. or the major churches, like Santa Maria Maggiore:

a panoramical view like I haven't found on the web, but everyone who goes there see it "live" actually like this:


6. Or san giovanni in laterano, the cathedral church of rome:



7. Or the San Paolo fuori le mura basilica:






With special metion to Piazza del Popolo:


And the famous Piazza Navona, built above a roman circus:







And now some outsiders, like the santa croce in gerusalemme basilica in rome:



or the vittoriano basilica in rome:


That's it!

And still are missing Pompeii, Herculaneum, the many cathedrals like the one in Milan, Siena or Assisi's basilica and so on...
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Old February 17th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #54
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France and Italy are hard to beat!
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Old February 18th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #55
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??? 205m!!!! thats much larger that the great pyramids and taller that the tallest building in my city!
Atashgah should be a hill not an artificial structure.
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Old February 19th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #56
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Top 7 pieces of architechture in America in my opinion:

1. The Future World Trade Center Complex


2. Gateway Arch


3. Statue of Liberty


4. Seattle Space Needle


5. Willis Tower


6. The Stratosphere


7. Golden Gate Bridge
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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #57
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Netherlands

1. Amsterdam canal cityscape


2. Kinderdijk


3. Rietveldhuis


4. Radio Kootwijk


5. Hilversum Cityhall


6. Erasmusbrug


7. Maeslantkering
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Old February 21st, 2012, 11:19 PM   #58
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Good list. However much I love Radio Kootwijk, I think we should replace it with one of our other many classics of modern architecture, though it's hard to say what.


Piet Blom ?


MVRDV ?











Duiker ?






Michel de Klerk ?





Or the relatively unknown Kraanspoor?
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:15 AM   #59
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^I wanted to put a modern building in the list instead of Radio Kootwijk, but i didn't know which one to pick. The flats of the Bijlmer crossed my mind, and the province house of Noord-Brabant, the cubical houses of Piet Blom, the Nirwanaflat in the Hague, the Glasspalace of Heerlen and the Van Nelle Factory. But i'm also a huge fan of the Institute of Sound and Vision of Neutelings Riedijk (but Hilversum is already presented in the list with another masterpiece).

There is just too much good stuff
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Old February 26th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #60
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Sweden:



Drottningholm Palace



Göta Canal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skogskyrkog%C3%A5rden

Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery)



Visby City Wall



The Öresund bridge



Turning Torso



Stockholm City Hall

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