The third and final part of our blog to discover the world’s most amazing architecture travels to London, Kuala Lumpur and Washington. These three iconic buildings represent completely different periods in time and history.
A nation’s buildings do not just act as a piece of useful architecture they also represent a country’s heritage and culture. The buildings stand as a witness to humanity from the time they were erected and that is the true value of great architecture. Our first building has withstood great fires, pestilence and even bombs but still remains standing proud watching over its city of London.
St Paul’s Cathedral – London
London is one of the world’s most instantly recognized cities and the great dome of St Paul’s Cathedral has a great deal to do with that. The Dome alone measures almost three hundred and fifty feet high, making it one of the largest in the world.
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, just the blueprints took over ten years to finalize. The great monuments sit proudly on Ludgate Hill which is the highest part of the City of London. The site dates back to 604AD and the original building was destroyed by the Great Fire of London after the original church survived The Great Plague. The current building was started to be constructed in 1666 and work was completed an amazing thirty-five years later. It was damaged during WWII by German bombs but once again survived and now stands guard over the city of London.
Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Towers are important to modern architecture as when they were built they broke nearly every construction record that ever existed. The daunting twin towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 until 2004 and are an iconic landmark of this famous Jungle City of Asia.
The White House – Washington
Possibly the most famous and recognizable building in the world is home to the president of the United States of America. It has represented the American ideal and philosophy on the world ever since it was built. The White House was actually designed by an Irishman, Mr. James Hoban. Hoban presented his plans in 1792 and construction started one year later. The entire work only took twenty-eight years and the building is made from Aquia sandstone hence its striking white color. The mansion part of the building has been home to every American President since John Adams who was the nation’s second leader.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa
One more representative of the most amazing buildings in the world has to be the Leaning Tower of Pisa, just because it has survived all odds and still stands leaning at the most precarious angle. It really is one of the most remarkable structures in the world. Work started on The Tower in 1173 and continued for another two hundred years. Although there is some doubt over the architect, Bonnano Pisano has been credited with the accolade. We leave our incredible journey across continents in an effort to discover some of the most outstanding buildings in the world, although many more could be added to our list there is no doubting the architecture that featured all deserves to be here.