Architectural Masterpieces Everyone Should See In Their Lifetime

The oldest building we know of is Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey. Built somewhere around 9500 BC, archaeologists aren’t certain of its function, but it was probably religious.

The oldest building we know of is Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey. Built somewhere around 9500 BC, archaeologists aren't certain of its function, but it was probably religious.

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The oldest building we know of is Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey. Built somewhere around 9500 BC, archaeologists aren’t certain of its function, but it was probably religious.

The oldest building we know of is Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey. Built somewhere around 9500 BC, archaeologists aren't certain of its function, but it was probably religious.

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… and the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia.

... and the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia.

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The modernist architect Antoni Gaudí didn’t live to see his Sagrada Família completed — in fact, it’s still being built. The exterior looks like something out of Narnia …

The modernist architect Antoni Gaudí didn't live to see his Sagrada Família completed — in fact, it's still being built. The exterior looks like something out of Narnia ...

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… and the interior is even more surreal.

... and the interior is even more surreal.

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The Flatiron Building in New York was one of the first skyscrapers …

The Flatiron Building in New York was one of the first skyscrapers ...

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… as was the moody Woolworth Building, which was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930.

... as was the moody Woolworth Building, which was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930.

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Chicago’s Marina City apartments are, to say the least, uniquely designed. Built in 1964, they were one of the first mixed-use buildings and the first to be built with a crane in the US.

Chicago's Marina City apartments are, to say the least, uniquely designed. Built in 1964, they were one of the first mixed-use buildings and the first to be built with a crane in the US.

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But not all buildings need to scrape the sky. The Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki is built into a rock underground and still gets lots of sunlight.

But not all buildings need to scrape the sky. The Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki is built into a rock underground and still gets lots of sunlight.

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