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Ten of the Greatest Architectural Marvels on Earth

Buildings, houses, bridges, structures, and monuments can all be described as “architectural marvels,” but we have only included exceptional examples have on this list. They are all incredible feats of construction that showcase world-class design, engineering, and architecture by some of the most renowned people on the planet. With new buildings being constructed across the globe at a phenomenal rate, the bar is set to rise even further shortly, with those responsible dreaming up new, innovative, and creative ways to build breath-taking structures that serve important purposes as well as attract visitors and tourists alike.

So, what are the best current examples of modern architecture? How were they constructed and what purpose do they serve? And who are some of the greatest designers, engineers, and architects in the world? We’ve picked some of the best from all over the globe – don’t miss this incredible list.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and inaugurated on 18 October 1997 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art that is located in Bilbao, Spain, and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.


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According to an article in Vanity Fair, the museum has been hailed as a “signal moment in the architectural culture” because it represents “one of those rare moments when critics, academics, and the general public were all completely united about something.” It is regarded as one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture.