99 Amazing Buildings
99 Amazing Buildings
19. Habitat 67, Montreal, Canada
Originally erected as the main pavilion and thematic emblem of the International World Exposition and its theme, Man and His World, which was held in Montreal in 1967 is now a housing complex.
24. Regatta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Designed by Atelier Enam and based on a nautical theme, the five-star hotel will have an Aqua Park in an 11 acre complex. When it is complete it will have a 'Lighthouse' centre building and ten smaller, 'sailing ship' buildings.
25. Shell House, Karuizawa, Japan
The futuristic Shell House was designed by Japanese architecture firm Artechnic. It is supported by concrete and wood and the floor to ceiling windows offer views into the forest of Karuizawa.
20. Fuji TV Building, Tokyo, Japan
The third and current Fuji television headquarters which is in Odaiba, Tokyo. The architect Kenzo Tange designed what has become a major landscape attraction.
22. Kansas City Library, Missouri, USA
This innovative landscaping feature was based on a vote, where the public chose the books they felt best represented the city. The permanent feature conceals the library’s car park.
26. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
The Burj Khalifa, which was known as the Burj Dubai prior to its opening and the financial difficulties that it suffered before completion, is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 metres in height - over half a mile!
21. The Gherkin, London, UK
The actual name for the building in London's financial district is 30 St. Mary Axe. The 591 ft building was completed in 2004 and was designed by award winning architect Sir Norman Foster.
23. Auditorio de Tenerife, Spain
Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls, the Canary Islands edifice was completed in 2003. It is home to the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Tenerife Symphony Orchestra).
27. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The twin structure is the largest building of its type in the world, and was the tallest man made structure in the world between 1998 and 2004. The towers were designed by Argentine architect César Pelli. During construction, 13,200 cubic metres of concrete was continuously poured through a period of 54 hours for each tower.