Have you ever stopped to look, (we mean, really look) at a building? The majority of us seem to get from A to B on autopilot these days, without ever really pausing to admire the beauty around us. After all, it’s not just nature that is awe-inspiring – buildings can be too. We’ve narrowed down our favourite buildings in the world (and trust us, it was difficult), to give you a glimpse of just how truly stunning some architecture can be. You’re in for a treat. Here are the world’s most inspirational buildings.
Flatiron building, New York
The flatiron building can be found in Manhattan, New York. So what makes it so special? Well, its unique triangular shape of course. It is the product of Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, designed to fill in the gap where Broadway and Fifth Avenue cross. And the reason behind its name? Well, according to therichest.com, it’s because, when viewed from above, the building looks exactly like a flat iron – weird but interesting fact.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Also from the same website as above, we couldn’t not feature the Guggenheim Museum in our “world’s most inspirational buildings” post. That’s because, not only is it visually intriguing, it’s also renowned for being one of the most iconic architectural creations from the 20th century. And we’ve got Frank Gehry to thank for designing such a unique building, which today, houses multiple exhibitions for locals and tourists to visit.
Kansas City Public Library
What we love about this building is its sheer simplicity. Libraries are supposed to inspire and set your mind a wandering. And there’s nothing more inspirational than featuring some of the world’s most acclaimed titles on the front of the building itself. There’s definitely no need for signposts to the Kansas City Public Library, as it stands out without a doubt as one of the most brilliantly conceived works of architecture. We found this image on cheapflights.co.uk.
Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
You’ve all heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (and if you haven’t, where on earth have you been?). But do you know the reason why it leans so? Well, the story goes that it happened during the construction, when the soft ground on one side of the tower could not support its weight. You’d think that it would have collapsed long ago, but the infamous tower has been standing strong (should that be leaning?) for more than 800 years. We thank stories.wayn.com for showcasing this spectacular piece of architecture.
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