The Best Modern Architectural Feats

Guggenheim Museum, Spain

Many regard the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain as one of the worlds most amazing modern architectural feats. The contemporary art museum was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and built by Ferrovial. Gehry left his architectural signature via the buildings circular shapes that he designed to showcase the museums pieces in a unique way.

The Birds Nest, China

Built in China, the Birds Nest stadium served as the host for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Designed primarily by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the marvel boasts a bowl-shaped composite of a red concrete seating area and an outer steel frame that encloses it.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Arguably the most incredible modern architectural feat, the Burj Khalifa is the worlds tallest building as it soars over 2,500 feet in the sky. Designed by Adrian Smith and engineered by Bill Baker, the multi-billion dollar structure officially opened in 2010 and features the worlds longest-traveling elevator and five million square feet of floor space. Fun fact: Tom Cruise hung out of its side in the latest Mission Impossible.

Lotus Temple, India

1986 marked the year that construction on Indias famous Lotus Temple was completed. As the name suggests, the temple was inspired byand resemblesthe lotus flower. Composed of 27 freestanding marble petals, the building has nine entrances that open onto a central hall. A truly sweeping sight, the vast temple covers 26 acres of land and also has nine surrounding ponds and gardens.

California Academy of Sciences, USA

An amazing example of sustainable architecture, the California Academy of Sciences is considered to be the greenest museum on the planet. Located in San Francisco, the buildings roof blends in seamlessly with the landscape.

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