Bitexco Financial Tower – Vietnam

The Bitexco Financial Tower (also known as the Lotus Tower) is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. The building stands 262 meters high (68 stories) and houses offices, shops, restaurants and a movie theater. The Bitexco Financial Tower is the second tallest building in Vietnam and is the defining building for the…

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Cube Houses – Netherlands

Rotterdam has a reputation for having modern architecture and the Cube Houses are one of the city’s most famous modern buildings. There are a total of 38 regular cube houses with two super-cubes that were all built in 1977. Each of the houses are built on top of a concrete pillar and tilted 45 degrees…

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Market Hall – Netherlands

Market Hall is a residential and office building with an oversized market running through its center that is located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This spectacular building is unique in almost every aspect. Its modern architecture resembles a horseshoe-shaped arch but on the outside it reminded me of a futuristic airplane hangar. The building is 11 stories…

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Petronas Twin Towers – Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers were built in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998 but weren’t officially completed until August 1999. These towers have 88 floors and are 1483 feet tall which made them the tallest buildings in the world at the time they were built. They remained the tallest buildings until 2004 and are currently the…

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Tenerife Auditorium – Spain

The Tenerife Auditorium is located in the city of Santa Cruz on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands of Spain. It opened in 2003 and is home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. The building has two performing halls. A 1616 seat auditorium and a 422 seat chamber music hall. The distinctive feature of…

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Sydney Opera House – Australia

The Sydney Opera House was built in 1973 and is one of the great architectural designs of the 20th century. The building holds two main performance halls and a restaurant. The roof of the building is built in three separate interlocking “shell-like” shelters. While the Sydney Opera House is close to 50 years old, it…

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Burj Al Arab – UAE

The Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai’s most famous tourist landmarks and is often placed in the top five of the world’s most iconic hotels. Its distinctive sail-shaped silhouette is more than a stunning hotel, it is a symbol of modern Dubai. The hotel was opened in 1999 and was built on a triangular…

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Marina Bay Sands Hotel – Singapore

The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and it is synonymous with Singapore. Anyone seeing a picture with the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in it will instantly know that they are looking at Singapore. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel is a 2,561 room hotel and is incorporated…

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Port of Spain Performing Arts Center – Trinidad and Tobago

Sometimes I will see a building that is iconic in its architecture. The Port of Spain Performing Arts Center is one of those buildings. My first thought when I saw this building is that it is a futuristic version of the Sydney Opera House. While the Sydney Opera House was designed to resemble a ship’s…

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