Sexiest building in the world

30.09.2010 17:30
Articles about the construction | Sexiest building in the world Sexiest building in the world recognized as "Quadracci Pavilion, a part of the architectural ensemble of the Milwaukee Art Museum in the state of Wisconsin. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted among experts portal tourism industry.

The pavilion was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the building was completed in 2001. Glass crowns the building structure in the shape of wings. This design is equipped with an internal mechanism that allows it to move up and down, protecting the museum hall from sunlight. From the building stretches suspension bridge that connects the museum with one of the main streets - Wisconsin Avenue.

In second place were two skyscraper, members of the residential complex «Absolute City Centre» in the Canadian city of Mississauga. Among the local population, these towers are better known as "Marilyn Monroe". The height of the buildings is 170 and 150 meters (56 and 50 floors respectively). A key design decision spiraling skyscrapers is a balcony that encircles the entire building.

In third place is a house in Rotterdam, which is now owned by Dutch architectural museum. It was built in 1933 on the outskirts of the city to order the tobacco magnate Sonnevelda. The building was designed by architects-modernists Brinkman and Van der Flugtom and was equipped with a host of technical innovations of the time.

Batll? House ("House of Bones") in Barcelona, took fourth place. This residential home was built in 1877 for textile magnate Josep Batll?-and-Kasanovasa, and in the years 1904-1906 it was rebuilt by Antonio Gaudi. The building of the Sydney Opera House, which was opened in 1973, settled down in fifth place. At the sixth position - the Millau Viaduct in southern France. The bridge was opened on December 14, 2004.

Seventh place was taken by a complex of four buildings in the Dresden Zwinger. In 1709 was erected a wooden structure. Stone Zwinger three sides were built before 1732, the fourth side was built in 1847-55, respectively. Concert Hall Walt Disney in Los Angeles, which opened in 2003, finished in eighth place ranking. The ninth position was taken by a bridge connecting the Malay Peninsula to the island of Penang. Bringing up the rear was built in 1937, Villa Falling Water "near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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