5 Architectural Wonders of the world
What makes a building an architectural wonder even in this age of technology? An inspiring design, technologically advanced structure and art with a purpose. These structures will leave us awestruck with their wondrous size, design, and beauty. Here we have enlisted five of the most breathtaking modern architectural wonders of the modern world.
1. Burj Khalifa
Holding the title of tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa is the state of the art skyscraper with the height of 828m and 163 floors. Its design is inspired by Muslim architecture and its structure is majorly derived from The spiral minaret at the Great Mosque of Samarra.
2. The Shard, London
The Shard is a 95-story glass-clad pyramidal tower situated in Southwark, London. This magnificent skyscraper is designed as a spire-like sculpture emerging from the River Thames.
3. Beijing National Stadium
Also known as the Bird’s Nest due to the stadium’s outward appearance. The design is originated from Chinese ceramics and implemented beams which were used to hide the support for the retractable roof.
4. Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is the heaviest concrete structure in the world. The dam was constructed by using 1,445 crores pounds of concrete. The dam is 2,335 m (7,661 ft) long and the top of the dam is 185 m (607 ft) above sea level.
5. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the city of San Francisco with Marin County. More than 40 million trips are made across this bridge every year. It is one of the longest as well as tallest suspension bridge in the world, with a main span of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m).