Mankind has designed some truly amazing structures throughout history. All across the world, there are amazing structures that have been built. The following is a list of eight amazing man-made buildings that civil engineers like Reddy Kancharla say were designed by brilliant architects and constructed with great care.
1) The Colosseum – Italy
The Colosseum is an ancient Roman amphitheater located in Rome, Italy. It was completed in 80 AD and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. The Colosseum could accommodate 50,000 spectators and be used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.
2) Taj Mahal – India
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan constructed it in memory of his late wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most beautiful buildings globally and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3) The Great Wall of China – China
The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials. It was built to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from invasion by various nomadic groups. The construction took over 2,000 years to complete, with the majority being built during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).
4) Forbidden City – China
The Forbidden City in Beijing, China, is also known as the Palace Museum or Imperial Palace. During the mid-15th century, it served as the home to emperors and their households as well as to government officials. Today it is one of China’s most popular tourist attractions and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
5) Golden Gate Bridge – USA
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge that connects San Francisco to the northern California county of Marin. The bridge crosses the opening of San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean and is an internationally recognized symbol of both San Francisco and California in general. It was designed by civil engineer Irving Morrow and Swiss architect Joseph B Strauss with construction beginning on January 5th, 1933, and ending May 27th, 1937, with its grand opening to traffic on May 28th, 1937.
6) Colosseum Theatre – USA
Colosseum Theatre, originally built for live productions, has become one of New York’s leading live music venues, hosting some of the year’s biggest events. This amazing venue is located in the heart of Times Square on 7th Avenue.
7) Wembley Stadium – England
Wembley Stadium, which officially opened on April 28th, 2007, has become a symbol of modern architecture and engineering as well as a landmark for North-west London. It is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built with construction costs being £757m (USD 1.57 billion) and was designed by award-winning architects Foster+Partners, who has also been responsible for buildings such as Beijing Airport, Wembley Arena, City Hall in London, and The Gherkin building in London.
8) The Petronas Towers – Malaysia
The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At 88 floors and a height of 452 meters (1,483 ft), they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. They are still the tallest twin towers in the world. The towers were designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli and constructed by Korean company Samsung Engineering & Construction.