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Old December 27th, 2005, 11:00 PM   #41
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Old December 28th, 2005, 05:13 PM   #42
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St. Pauls Cathedral
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Taj Mahal
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Old December 29th, 2005, 01:02 AM   #43
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The ESB is another example.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 01:59 PM   #44
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I've never seen Taj Mahal IRL, but it looks absolutely amazing on the pics I've seen, so I guess my vote goes to it. If we only count Swedish building my vote goes to Turning Torso
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Old December 29th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #45
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I find it hard to believe that both the Brooklyn Br and the Statue of Liberty were both built durring the 19th century.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 09:05 AM   #46
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Old December 31st, 2005, 09:29 AM   #47
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Taj or St peters Bastile.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:04 PM   #48
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In my opinion, the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Egypt) built in ancient times and the Procelain Pagoda of Nanjing (China) built in the middle ages are the two most beautiful structures ever built. The Lighthouse was featured on the list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World while the Procelain Pagoda was on the Seven Wonders of the Medieval Minds. Sadly, both structure were destroyed long ago.

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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:16 PM   #49
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And for the category of "Most beautiful structure ever built in the United States in a self-supporting role", the winner is (envelope opens).....WE HAVE A TIE: The Golden Gate Bridge and the Gateway Arch....."
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:23 PM   #50
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:48 PM   #51
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Burj Dubai isn't even finished yet, how can it be the most beautiful structure?. My vote goes to the Taj.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:50 PM   #52
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from the ancient world...there's no other structure but the pyramids...over 3500 years old, over 400 feet tall...most countries dont have structures as tall nowdays! such heavy blocks that even modern machinery can have a hard time to pick up...they're just amazing and there's no other ancient structure clearly as nice as these

modern? i like the Burj Al Arab...the definition of luxury

i also think the bridge built in france is amazing...it stands over 1000 feet above the ground...actually stands at about 1200 feet above the ground
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 10:54 PM   #53
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Gaudi. Nothing ever comes close - nothing will, not for a long time.

Though the petronas is certainly a really cool building. It has a compsition which just works for no immediately obvious reason.
gaudi has better work than that one in my opinion



how bout this one? lol, this is the best statue not structure...

turning torso is also nice
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Old January 4th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #54
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My favorites in order - five+ different styles - take your pick.

1 (Islamic). The Alhambra and the Generalife in Granada (Spain), and the Mezquita in Cordoba (Spain).

2 (Neoclassical). The Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh (Scotland).

3 (Gothic and [mostly] Baroque). St. Vitus Cathedral and the Castle, Prague (Czech Republic).

4 (Modern). East Building, National Gallery, Washington DC (USA), and the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Mexico DF (Mexico).

5 (Postmediaeval Scottish). Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire (Scotland)
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:37 PM   #55
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:41 PM   #56
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A few of my favorites in no particular order:

-- Taj Mahal
-- The Great Pyramids
-- Chrysler Building
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Castle Neuschwanstein (Germany), House of Parliament (London), Taj Mahal (India), Sacre Ceour (Paris)
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Saint Peter's Basilica, Milan Duomo and THE ENTIRE CITY OF VENICE!
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