Top 10 Most Iconic Buildings of The World

picturesque landscape is the one with lush green ground, snow clad mountains, blooming flowers and fresh water serene rivers. While all these are bestowed by nature, man’s contribution to the landscape is structures. From the Skyscrapers of New York adoring the Manhattan skyline to the Artificial Palm islands of Dubai, humans have equally contributed in beautifying the ambiance and landscape of places. From Tokyo to Alaska, there are a host of structures and buildings we are worth viewing, working and living in. We have compiled a list of the top 10 most iconic buildings of the world for you.

 

10. Sydney Opera House

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Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings the world. Standing tall at 185 meters with a width of 120 meters, the building was designed by a Danish Architect Jorn Utzon. 

 

9. Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower built in 1889 in Paris was the product of two engineers Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier. It was designed as an entrance to 1889 World’s Fair. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. 

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8. Empire State Building

Standing tall at 1250 feet, Empire State Building is a 102 storey structure adorning the Manhattan skyline. The building was designed by William F. Lamb. 

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7. Notre Dame de Paris

Most Iconic Buildings Notre Dame de Paris. Notre Dame de Paris translates to “our lady of Paris”. Its is a Catholic cathedral which happens to be the official seat of the Archbishop of Paris. 

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6. Casa Mila

Casa Mila popularly known as La Pedrera was designed by architect Antoni Gaudí for a wealthy couple Roser Segimon and Pere Milà in Barcelona, Spain. 

Casa Mila, La Pedrera, Gaudi, Unesco WHS, November RR from jordi

 

5. Cathedral of Brasilia

The Cathedral of Brasilia is a masterpiece of modern religious art in Brasília, Brazil. It is a is the Roman Catholic cathedral serving the the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasília.

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4. The Shard

The Shard is a 309.6 metres high 95 storey skyscraper in London, United Kingdom. The construction of Shard began in 2009 and it was completed in 2012. 

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3. Burj Khalifa

This 829.8 m skyscraper in Dubai is the tallest structure in the world and one of the most iconic buildings of the world. The building was designed by Adrian Smith and the construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2009. 

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2. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is an architectural marvel made of white marble situated at the banks of river Yamuna in Agra, India.

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1. The Kaaba

The kaaba is the most sacred Muslim pilgrimage site in the world. This brick cuboid structure is located at the center of Islam’s most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 

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Source: WondersList

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