10 Famous Buildings In The World

A lot of time, effort and money is devoted in the construction of architecture. There are many architectural structures famous all around the world. Some are iconic, some are the identity of a place and some have a long history associated with them.

Here are the 10 most famous building in the world.

10. Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum, Rome
Colosseum, Rome

Colosseum also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is the largest amphitheater ever built.is considered as the largest and tallest Roman architectural buildings ever built there in the history. It is one of greatest achievements of Romans because of its history and beautiful structure. This is a large place which can accommodate almost 50,000 people in it and was used mainly for conducting different games. It is built of stone and concrete which was completed in 80AD. The design of this stadium was purely inspired by the Roman culture. It is now the main attraction of tourists of the world and thousands of visitors visit it every year.

9. Lloyds Building, London

Lloyds Building, London
Lloyds Building, London

Lloyds Building is located in London which was designed by an Italian Born architect and this building has won many awards because of its attractive structure. This building looks like a sci-fi movie. It has a unique structure because of its services especially staircase outside the building. It was completed because of the 12 exterior lifts which are mainly and the first building of its kind in the whole UK.

8. Empire State Building, New York City

Empire State Building, NYC
Empire State Building, NYC

Empire State Building has a roof height of 1,250 feet , and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet high. It is much famous because of its grand art deco. It was also named as one of the tallest buildings in the world. It was completed in 1930 and was opened on St Patrick`s Day. It was also named as one of the 7 wonders of the modern world created by man and is named as the main icon of New York City.

7. Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

St Basil`s Cathedral or Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is at Red Square in Moscow. Built from 1555–61, the building is now officially a museum.The building is shaped as a flame of a bonfire rising into the sky and is a major attraction for tourists from all over the world.

6. The Shard, London

The Shard, London
The Shard, London

The Shard  or The Shard of Glass is a 95 story skyscraper in London scaling 1,016 ft. It was completed in 2012 and is named as the tallest building in the whole Western Europe. It is made from 11,000 glass panels and many other materials. The building has an observational deck called The View from the Shard.

5. Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa is famous for its 4 degrees tilt towards earth and is one of the most remarkable structures in Europe. The tower’s tilt began during construction, caused by an inadequate foundation on a ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure’s weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed, and gradually increased until the structure was stabilized by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The construction took a very long time of about 300 years and it is estimated that this whole building will collapse in almost 100 years.

4. The White House, Washington

The White House, Washington
The White House, Washington

The most famous building in the USA is the White House which is located in Washington and was designed by an architect who belongs to Ireland named James Hoban and it took almost 8 years to its completion. It was basically a presidential mansion which was completed in 1801. It is the home of every US leader and is made from sandstone and further painted with white color as its name shows.

3. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers 1&2 or Petronas Twin Towers are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and are the main tourist attraction. Thew towers were completed in 1998 with the height of 1,483 feet in total. The whole structure of this building is very iconic and has spark. It is said that it was impossible to join two tall building together but this building has shown it is possible which, was made for the convenience of people to go to the next building.

2. St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul's Cathedral, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul`s Cathedral is a very large and beautiful building located in London and was designed by a British architect Sir Christopher Wren. This world famous cathedral is almost 112 meters high and its dome is among the world’s largest. St Paul’s is the second largest church building in the United Kingdom after Liverpool Cathedral. It is the main attraction for tourists because of the religious value and its beautiful design.

1. One World Trade Center, New York

One World Trade Center, New York
One World Trade Center, New York

One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet and was completed in 2014. It is the tallest building in the western hemisphere and the fourth tallest in the world. It has total 104 floors in this building.  The One World Trade Center has a unique and attractive design which attracts people from all over the world.

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