Galaxy SOHO is a building complex in Beijing, China. Constructed between 2008 and 2014, it now contains a mix of shops and offices. Its futuristic design makes it one of many newly constructed buildings changing the architectural landscape of Beijing. Do you prefer a modern or traditional style?
With 303 buildings standing above 150 meters, Hong Kong has more skyscrapers than any other city in the world. New York ranks second with 237. Pictured above is a 415-meter tower in Hong Kong named the International Finance Center. It’s the second tallest building in Hong Kong and the 31st tallest in the world. Who would you climb to the top with?
Buildings on the island of Burano (located right off of Venice) must follow a specific color pattern. It’s so strict that if a homeowner wants to paint their house a different color, they must first ask the government for permission. Would you break the rule?
Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port and the second largest city in the Netherlands with a population of over 600,000 (just over 800,000 live in the Netherlands’ capital, Amsterdam). Rotterdam is located in South Holland and has become known for its modern architecture. Some architects are calling it “the city of the future,” according to @dezeen.
The Golden Gate Bridge has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Upon opening in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. It spans 1,280 meters (4,200 feet). Photo: @mmeyers76
A peak at the Brooklyn Bridge. A National Historic Landmark in the U.S., the bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. Over 120,000 vehicles, 2,600 cyclists, and 4,000 pedestrians cross it each day. How would you get from one end to the other?
Located in northern India, the Taj Mahal is India’s most popular tourist destination. It was built over a span of approximately 20 years beginning in 1632. Emperor Shah Jahan ordered its construction after his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died in childbirth.
The Tianjin Binhai Library (The Eye). The five-story building holds more than one million books in 33,700 square meters of space. In the week after it opened in 2017, over 10,000 attempted to visit each day. Would you have waited to get in?