10 Iconic Buildings Around The World
Take a look at some of the world’s most recognisable Buildings, all of which feature stunning architecture.
Dancing House – Prague, Czech Republic – Building
This design is known as deconstructivist architecture due to it’s unusual shape. The dancing shape is supported by 99 concrete panels. There is metal panel on the top of the building called “MARY”.
The Dancing House is a two-part structure situated in the middle of a square of historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. There are two glass structures along the river, one with undulating mouldings and windows that aren’t perfectly aligned, and they’re both supported by curved pillars.
Metropolitan Cathedral Of Brasilia – Brazil – Building
This concrete-framed hyperboloid structure, appears with its glass roof to be reaching up, open, to heaven. Most of the cathedral is below ground, with only the 70-meter. All that can be seen above ground is the 70-meter (230-foot) diameter 42-meter (138-foot) cathedral roof, the ovoid baptistry roof, and the bell tower.
The roof’s design is based on an asymmetric hyperbolic revolution. Nobel Prize-winning Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed and calculated the structure, which was completed and dedicated in 1970. [16 concrete columns weighing 90 tonnes each form the cathedral’s hyperboloid structure].
Sydney Opera House — Sydney, Australia – Building
It Is a modern feature of expressionist design with a series of large concrete shells, forming the roofs of the structure.There is an area of 1.84 ha (4.4 acres) that the building occupies, and it is 183m (600ft) long and 120m (394ft) wide at its widest point. It is supported by 588 concrete piers that are sunk to a depth of up to 25 metres (82 feet). Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, but completed by an Australian architectural team headed by Peter Hall, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973. after a gestation beginning with Utzon’s 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition
The highest point on the roof is 67 metres above sea level, the same as a 22-story building. There are 2,194 pre-cast concrete sections, each weighing up to 15 tonnes, that make up the roof.
The height of the tower is 55.86 metres (183 feet 3 inches) from the ground on the low side and 56.67 m (185 ft 11 in) on the high side.Base wall width is 2.44 m in length (8 ft 0 in). Its estimated weight is 14,500 tonnes (16,000 short tons).
The north-facing staircase on the seventh floor of the tower has two fewer steps than the south-facing staircase, which has 296 or 294 steps. The tower began to lean during construction in the 12th century, due to soft ground which could not properly support the structure’s weight. As construction neared its conclusion in the 14th century, the situation grew worse. The tilt had reached 5.5 degrees by the year 1990.
The Flariton Building – New York, USA
It is a triangular 22 story, steel framed landmarked of the city. It is 285-foot tall building. Triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue to the west, Broadway to the east and East 22nd Street to the south is where the Flatiron Building stands.
As a result of Broadway’s diagonal course, the building’s western and eastern facades meet at the building’s northernmost corner, where Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 23rd Street all meet. The Ladies’ Mile Historic District also includes the Flatiron Building. It is possible to access the R and W trains at the 23rd Street subway station, which is located next to the building.
Space Needle — Seattle, Washington, USA – Building
While standing at 605 feet, it was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time (184 m). In order to withstand winds of up to 200 miles per hour (320 kilometres per hour) and earthquakes of up to a magnitude of 9.0, the tower’s width is 42 metres and its weight is 8,660 short tonnes (9,550 metric tonnes).
Views of the Seattle skyline, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Elliott Bay, and various islands in Puget Sound can be seen from the Space Needle’s observation deck 520 feet (160 metres) above ground. Elevators take visitors to the top of the Space Needle. Elevators travel to the top in 41 seconds.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao — Bilbao, Spain – Building
is a modern and contemporary art museum in Bilbao, Spain, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. It opened to the public on October 18, 1997, when King Juan Carlos I of Spain opened the museum with a 250-piece contemporary art exhibition. Guggenheim Bilbao’s Nervion River Museum is one of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s museums and houses a permanent collection of works by Spanish and international artists as well as a number of temporary exhibitions. It is one of Spain’s most important museums.
Musée du Louvre — Paris, France – Building
Hagia Sophia — Istanbul, Turkey – Building
The Pyramids of Giza — Giza, Egypt – Building
The great pyramid complex in Egypt includes the great pyramid of Giza the pyramid of Khafre , and the pyramid of Menkaure along with their associated pyramid complexes and the great Sphinx of Giza. The site is at the western desert approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of the Nile River in the city of Giza, and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) southwest of the city centre of Cairo. Along with nearby Merphis, the site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.