Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.
New users, please see Help or go to the Pub to ask questions.

Difference between revisions of "Architecture"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 30: Line 30:
 
====Temples====
 
====Temples====
 
*'''Angkor Wat'''
 
*'''Angkor Wat'''
 +
*'''Anahita Temple'''
  
 
===Civic Buildings===
 
===Civic Buildings===

Revision as of 05:45, 21 August 2005

Architecture is concerned with the design and construction of buildings. The architecture of a place is often a tourist attraction in its own right. Some consider buildings beautiful to look at while others consider the view from a tall building to be a beauty to behold.

Contents

Notable architecture

Historic buildings often tell their own story and provide a place with a heritage that asks the visitor to find out more.

Ancient Buildings

  • Stonehenge
  • The Pyramids
  • The Parthenon
  • The Great Wall of China

Unusual Buildings

Some buildings are unique....

  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Religious Buildings

Cathederals, temples and other places of worship have, until recently, been among the most notable and longest lasting forms of architecture.

Stupas

  • Bodhgaya, Bihar State, India - the site where Shakyamuni Buddha gained enlightenment.
  • The Great Stupa of Bodhnath', Kathmandu - the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism in Nepal.

Cathederals

  • Notre Dame
  • Chartre

Mosques

  • Dome of the Rock/Masjid Al Sakhrah

Temples

  • Angkor Wat
  • Anahita Temple

Civic Buildings

There are a large number of buildings for civic or governmental purposes. These include:

  • Seats of Government
  • Transportation Centres such as railway stations and airports

Memorials

Around the world, commemorative structures are amongst the most notable tourist attractions. For example:

  • The Taj Mahal
  • Tombs
  • War Memorials

World's Tallest

Building the tallest building in the world is every architect's dream (or perhaps nightmare) project, as it will eventually be topped by an even taller structure.

Buildings

  1. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan (Built 2004) 101 storeys 509m
  2. Petronas Tower 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Built 1998) 88 storeys 452m
  3. Petronas Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Built 1998) 88 storeys 452m
  4. Sears Tower, Chicago (Built 1974) 110 storeys 442m
  5. Jin Mao Building, Shanghai (Built 1999) 88 storeys 421m
  6. Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong (Built 2003) 88 storeys 415m
  7. CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou, China (Built 1996) 80 storeys 391m
  8. Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China (Built 1996) 69 storeys 384m
  9. Empire State Building, New York (Built 1931) 102 storeys 381m
  10. Central Plaza, Hong Kong (Built 1992) 78 storeys 374m

Towers

  1. CN Tower, Toronto, Canada (Built 1975) 553m
  2. Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia (Built 1967) 537m
  3. Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai, China (Built 1995) 468m
  4. Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand (Built 1997) 328m - Tallest in southern hemisphere.
  5. Sydney Tower, at Centrepoint, Sydney, Australia (Built 1981) 305m
  6. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France (Built 1889) 300m - when built, 324m with TV antenna.
This article is still a stub and needs your attention. It does not have a template. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages

other sites