Modern Architecture – Citius, Altius, Fortius!
Indeed, the motto of the Olympic Games, which is translated into English as “Faster, Higher, Stronger”, can fit pretty nicely the modern architecture, which generates the most audacious ideas and immediately realizes them, creating stronger constructions, higher buildings and doing all that much faster than ever before. Whether it is an impressive skyscraper in glass and concrete, or a magnificent steel tower, or a bridge – the monuments of modern architecture earned their worldwide popularity and fame thanks to their technical advancements, unusual yet excellent design, and skillful, obviously artistic, implementation.
Architecture has always pursued two major objects – to make buildings a) functional and b) aesthetically attractive. These core standards still remain in use in modern architecture. Of course, functionality of buildings as well as aesthetics change and evolve constantly, but real masterpieces never lose their attractiveness and value. Have a look at the Pentagon building, and you will see the emblem of the American power and mightiness through it. On the other hand, even a single glance at the Eifel Tower is enough to recreate the atmosphere of French romance. Buildings, we have gathered in this gallery, are no doubt known worldwide. These architectural masterpieces form the cultural heritage our generations will pass on to our successors. Have a look at these magnificent creations – they are worthy of being proud of, aren’t they?
Empire State Building HDR by David Cornejo
Brooklyn Bridge by Andreas Adelmann
Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco by Mike Goldberg
Alcatraz by Alexandre Siufy
This is the Pentagon! by larry wfu
Madison Square Garden by Matt Luce
Atomium in Brussels by Gilderic
Gateway Arch St Louis Missouri by Keith Emmerich
Chernobyl Sarcofag by gerainchick2
Estádio do Maracanâ Rio de Janeiro Brasil by o.dirce
World Trade Center by David Thompson
The Sears Tower by Tony Shi.
San Francisco Transamerica Building by Ed Puskas
Ostankino TV tower, Moscow by Paul K.
CN Tower in Toronto,Canada by Bastian Groove
Sydney Opera House by John Dalkin
The Gherkin / London / England by Ilias o.
London City Hall by Philipp Klinger
London Eye by Trey Ratcliff
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by carsem00
La Défense Arch in Paris by Sylvain Latouche
Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai by Markus Bahlmann
Pearl tower in Shanghai by Franck GIRAL
Burj Al Arab by Franck GIRAL
The Giant: Burj Dubai / Burj Chalifa (828 m !) by Werner Schnell
Taipei 101 Skyscraper, Taiwan by Yueh-Hua Lee
Walt Disney Concert Hall by Enzo Figueres
Space Needle, Seattle by Brian Burt
North Korea – Ryugyong hotel by Roman Harak
Greenland Financial Center, Nanjing by Andrew Wee
International Finance Centre, Hong Kong by Kevin Lau
Lippo Centre, Hong Kong by Kevin Lau
Chrysler Building, New York by Norma Desmond
CCTV, Beijing by Chas Pope
Beijing National Stadium “Bird’s Nest” by Montenegro Luis
Hotel Ukraina, Moscow by Michael.DK
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia by Juanma Alvarez
Sydney Harbour Bridge by wellingtonwidebrow