Some buildings and structures are so grand, so ingenious, and so beautiful, they take your breath away. Of all the world's buildings and structures, ancient and modern, which one is the most wonderful? What makes it great?
- The Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral in France.
- —Guest trinity
- Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, Chrysler Building, Pentominum, Imperial Towers, and Abraj al Bait are like that.
- —Guest Samarth Bajpai
- Most beautiful building I have ever seen. Very glad that it was nominated, and now my school is doing a big project about the new 7 wonders.
- —Guest Angelina
- While the Pantheon is indeed a marvelous and still renowned piece of architecture, I feel the Taj Mahal is by far the most beautiful and impressive work of the ancient or even modern era. The scale and craftsmanship of this structure is just astounding for the times. I mean, just look at it!
- —Guest Sam
The Parthenon in Greece
- "The Parthenon" in Greece, with elegant fluted columns and classical balanced layout. This formidable structure was designed to impress and express the influence of religious rule and design in Greece at that period in history. The Parthenon in Greece was the influence for all classical architecture throughout England, Europe, America, and Australia.
- —Guest Bernadette Johns
- I nominate the Pantheon in Rome, the version built (or rebuilt) by the emperor Hadrian. The building has been in continuous use from its existence and according to Wikipedia, is the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The architecture has influenced and inspired many structures, such as Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia, which includes an oculus, the British Museum Reading Room, and other buildings. I had the pleasure of visiting it once and found the interior breathtakingly beautiful. It provided a sense of great serenity. With its oculus open to the skies and sunlight streaming in, I felt that I was in a most sacred place.
- —Guest Bonnie Blades
World's most beautiful building
- The Chrysler building in New-York City, for its magnificent Art Deco design and perfect proportions.
- —Guest Pierre Besner