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Great Buildings of the WorldLeaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the oldest building in the inventory of great buildings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GT.US

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 9/4/2008

last visited: 4/17/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldKinkaku - ji Temple (Rokuon - ji Temple) - Kyoto, Japan

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Rokuon - ji Temple was originally built as a villa by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who had taken possession of a mountain villa of Saionji Temple in 1397. It was converted into a temple after Yoshimitsu's death.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache

location: Kyoto, Japan

date approved: 8/31/2008

last visited: 8/10/2011

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Great Buildings of the WorldWexner Center - Columbus, Ohio

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The Wexner Center for the Arts on the Ohio State University campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mr. 0

location: Ohio

date approved: 8/17/2008

last visited: 5/4/2011

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Great Buildings of the WorldCentral Lutheran Church - Portland, OR

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The architecture of the Central Lutheran Church is a mix of vertical and horizontal lines.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k

location: Oregon

date approved: 8/14/2008

last visited: 5/12/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldFreeway Park - Seattle

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A 5.5 acre park above the Interstate-5 freeway, Freeway Park consists of three main plazas connected by footpaths.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SeattleOtaku

location: Washington

date approved: 8/13/2008

last visited: 4/29/2010

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Great Buildings of the WorldGarden Grove Church - Garden Grove, CA

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The Garden Grove Church in Garden Grove, is also know as the Crystal Cathedral.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k

location: California

date approved: 8/2/2008

last visited: 6/22/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldPennzoil Place - Houston, Texas

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Pennzoil Place with a gap of ten feet between the two towers and the pairing of the two towers makes for a a complex of definite architectural interest. They are located in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

location: Texas

date approved: 8/1/2008

last visited: 3/26/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldNorth Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh NC

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Historic state capitol of North Carolina.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member yraMC600

location: North Carolina

date approved: 7/31/2008

last visited: 7/11/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldCN Tower

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Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognizable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is Canada’s National Tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Beagle-1

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 7/25/2008

last visited: 4/20/2011

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Great Buildings of the WorldCentre Georges-Pompidou - Paris, France

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[FR] Le Centre, qui accueille le public depuis 1977, est né de la volonté du Président de la République Georges Pompidou. [EN] Centre Georges Pompidou was named after the former president of France from 1969 to 1974, and opened on 31 December 1977.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: France

date approved: 7/23/2008

last visited: 1/28/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldMOCA - Los Angeles, CA

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The Museum of Contemparary Art in downtown Los Angeles, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/22/2008

last visited: 7/3/2011

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Great Buildings of the WorldTower Bridge - London, England, UK

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Tower Bridge is an engineering marvel in the heart of London.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/11/2008

last visited: 3/8/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldEast Building, National Gallery of Art by I.M. Pei - Washington, D.C.

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The East Building of the National Gallery of Art was designed by architect, I.M. Pei, and opened to the public on June 1st, 1978. It houses the gallery's modern collection, temporary exhibitions, as well as a center for research in art history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/7/2008

last visited: 12/15/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldUnited States Capitol - Washington, D.C.

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The U.S. Capitol was begun in 1793 and has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries. It is the centerpiece of the Capitol complex.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/7/2008

last visited: 4/21/2010

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Great Buildings of the WorldWashington Monument - Washington, D.C.

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The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills, was built over a period of nearly 40 years. Its simple design and monolithic proportions make it one of the most awe inspiring memorials in D.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/7/2008

last visited: 4/21/2010

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Great Buildings of the WorldHirshhorn Museum - Washington, D.C.

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The Hirshhorn, a Smithsonian Museum, was designed in 1974 by Gordon Bunshaft of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill firm. Its shape is a large open cylinder, resting on massive arching piers and it houses a wonderful modern art collection.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 7/7/2008

last visited: 9/13/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldInstitut du monde arabe

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[FR] Il a été conçu par un groupe d'architectes qui a tenté là une synthèse entre culture arabe et culture occidentale. [EN] Jean Nouvel won the 1981 competition with a project that proposed risk-taking solutions that have proven themselves.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: France

date approved: 7/6/2008

last visited: 1/28/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldUniversity of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

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Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and the campus design was something he considered to be a retirement project. The jewel of the campus is the Rotunda, a 2/3 scale version of the Pantheon.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 7/14/2012

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Great Buildings of the WorldMonticello - Virginia, United States

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Monticello is considered the greatest of the buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson. The house, built in the Georgian Colonial style, was built from 1796 with continuous additions through 1808.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Virginia

date approved: 7/5/2008

last visited: 7/14/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldO2 building was the Millenium Dome - London

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This building has had a varied past, has been an exhibition hall, now holds concerts also had previously a ice rink laid for exhibition games.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/4/2008

last visited: 8/21/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldGlobe Theatre - London

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Built in 1599 to house Shakespeare's company, The King's Men, and burnt to the ground when the thatch caught alight during a performance of Henry VII in 1613, the Globe was rebuilt in the 1990s due to the inspiration of Sam Wanamaker.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/4/2008

last visited: 4/14/2013

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Great Buildings of the World30 St. Mary Axe - London, England, UK

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The official name is 30 St. Mary Axe, but the locals call it "The Gherkin."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/4/2008

last visited: 12/10/2013

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Great Buildings of the WorldChristChurch- Spitalfields,East End. London

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Opened in 1729. Architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor (first pupil, then partner of Sir Christopher Wren). The church has recently been beautifully restored and is open to the public both as a venue and a place of prayer/historical interest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 1/28/2012

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Great Buildings of the WorldLe Grande Arche, Paris, France

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Le Grande Arche is a unique building int he great city of Paris. Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen (1929–1987) designed the winning entry to be a 20th century version of the Arc de Triomphe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: France

date approved: 7/3/2008

last visited: 1/28/2014

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Great Buildings of the WorldPlum Street Temple, Cincinnati, OH

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Jewish temple constructed in 1865. Designed by James K. Wilson.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kbarhow

location: Ohio

date approved: 6/26/2008

last visited: 5/23/2011

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