Like all other landmarks on this list, The Statue of Liberty needs no introduction. The robed figure of Libertas, the Roman liberty goddess is a colossal neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in New York City. The copper statue has been famously gifted to the people of the United States from the people of France, and it was designed by the French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel. The statue was unveiled on October 28, 1886, and ever since, it has served as the symbol of American freedom.
The Sydney Opera House is the most famous opera house in the world. It’s regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of the 20th century, and it was designed by Danish architect, Jørn Oberg Utzon. In spite of its name, the Sydney Opera House actually comprises multiple performance venues, such as a multi-purpose room, a concert hall, and an outdoor venue for performances in the summer.
One of the most recognizable landmarks in France and in the world is The Eiffel Tower, designed by Maurice Koechlin to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution, and named after Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. Construction ended in 1889, and since then, the tower has become synonymous with Paris.
The Shwedagon Pagoda is also known as the Golden Pagoda, and it is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Legend has it is that the Golden Pagoda is the most ancient one in the world and that it contains relics from the four Buddhas of the present era. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a 326-foot tall gold-encrusted stupa that glints beautifully in the sun, surrounded by 68 smaller ones.
The famous Gherkin building in London, the official name of which is the 30 St Mary Axe building is a quintessential part of the capital's cityscape. The Gherkin was completed in 2004. It's 180m (590ft) tall, and it is famously remembered as one of the first environmentally progressive buildings in the British capital.
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When we think of Roman architecture, one of the first things that pop into our minds is definitely the Colosseum. It was built over 2.000 years ago, and yet it still stands in the center of Rome, attracting millions of visitors each year. Back in the day, it was the cultural center of Rome, offering a variety of entertainment to the locals: reenactments of famous battles, mythological dramas, animals hunts, and, of course, gladiator hunts. The amphitheater could host from 50,000-80,000 visitors.