Since skyscraper became popular in the late 19th century, this immediately turned out to be the recognizable feature of a city. Nowadays, skyscrapers are common sights in large cities which are considered symbols of a city’s economic and even more easily identifiable than the countries’ flags and other symbols. To construct a building, the structured compositions and all surroundings play the most significant role in shaping the impressive cityscapes. Here is the list of most beautiful skylines in the world that help to define the city’s identity.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE
Burj Al Arab is the 60-story sail-shaped hotel which was designed as to be the national icon of Dubai. The nearly 600-foot-tall atrium is also named the tallest building in the world.
Burj Al Arab has powerful diagonal braces
Sagrada Família, Barcelona
The Gothic-Art Nouveau cathedral with sculptural masterwork was designed by architect Antoni Gaudí. The most interesting fact is although the original drawings were destroyed in the Spanish Civil War, the construction has still been carried out.
Christian Dior Store, Omotesando, Tokyo
Omotesando, the famous shopping paradise in Japan, is more famous for architecture than the fashionable design sold here. The Christian Dior Store is one of the buildings there.
Catherine Palace, Outside St. Petersburg, Russia
The 18th-century and distinctive blue façade palace is famous for its Amber Room and lavish chamber.
Great Mosque, Djenne, Mali
Great Mosque, located in sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest city, is the world’s largest monumental mosque built from mud bricks.
Gresham Palace, Budapest, Hungary
The Four Seasons Hotel is the dazzling and glass-covered shopping arcade in Budapest, Hungary
Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum, The Netherlands
The building-size media collage has stunning effects both inside and outside.
New Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Oslo, Norway
Oslo’s new Opera House appears to slopes gently down to the water’s edge.
The Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
The Golden Temple or Temple of God displays a perfect mixture of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.
The Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
The Guggenheim is definitely a new concept of art museums thanks to thrill of formal complexity and high art.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan
Tiger’s Nest Monastery is situated precariously on a rock of 2,600 feet above the Paro Valley that brings back breathtaking sight for the 1692 complex.
Paige Taylor is interested in traveling. She loves to write about beautiful destinations and tourism events.
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