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Throughout history there have been emblematic works that have had to live with the successive civilizations to the present generations. True architectural icons that have become the symbol of many cities around the world, and that in any case go a step beyond mere immediate location. Here's an important directory of Famous Constructions ordered by the date they were built, which summarize the evolution of architecture and engineering through the different architectural styles, from the buildings of antiquity to the present.

Famous works as the Pyramids of Giza, the Parthenon in Athens, the Pisa Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, Christ the Redeemer or the Sydney Opera House, among many others, have given way to other equally important works that are encompassed within latest styles such as Modernism, the International Style, Art Deco, High-tech, Postmodern or style Deconstructivism, they review, thanks to the important design of its creators, the evolution of the most important architectural works of our time; famous works worldwide who have indeed become a real tourist attraction for millions of people every year and not lost on anyone who visits these places.

In the late nineteenth century and the beginning of the modern era, cities around the world have drawn on authentic icons designed by true experts. Everyone wants to photograph next to the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate suspension Bridge or the Roman Coliseum. People living in a city where it has built an architectural work of this type, it may feel totally identified with them over time, which gives them a very special symbolic value, wherever they were built ...

The Chicago Spire
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Santiago Calatrava

The Mirvish/Gehry Project
Toronto, Ontario, Canadá
Frank Gehry

The Kingdom Tower
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill

China Comic & Animation Museum
Hangzhou, China

New World Trade Center
Manhattan, New York City, USA
SOM, Foster, Rodgers, Fumihiko Maki
and Santiago Calatrava

One World Trade Center
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Doha Tower-Burj Qatar
Doha, Qatar
Ateliers Jean Nouvel

The Shard - London Bridge Quarter
London, United Kingdom
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

KK100 Development
Shenzhen, China
TFP Farrells

Eight Spruce Street
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

Pasarela de la Arganzuela
Madrid, Spain
Dominique Perrault

Museo Soumaya
Mexico D.F.
LAR Fernando Romero

UK Pavilion
Shanghai Expo 2010, China
Heatherwick Studio

Guangzhou International Finance Centre
Guangzhou, China
Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Porta Fira Towers
Barcelona, Spain
Toyo Ito & Associates

Dubai, UAE United Arab Emirates

Media-TIC Building
Barcelona, Spain
Enric Ruiz-Geli, Cloud 9

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, SOM

Aqua Tower
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Studio Gang Architects

Trump Chicago Tower
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, SOM

One Bryan Park -
Bank of America Tower

Manhattan, New York, USA
Cook+Fox Architecs LLP

Suites Avenue Building
Barcelona, Spain
Toyo Ito & Associates

Cocoon Tower
Tokio, Japan
Tange Associates

City of Justice
Barcelona, Spain
David Chipperfield

Diagonal 197@
Barcelona, Spain
David Chipperfield Architects

Megyeri Bridge
Budapest, Hungary
Mátyás Hunyadi

Bahrain World Trade Center
WS Atkins & Partners

Maggie's Centre
London, United Kingdom
Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners

Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai, China
Kohn Pedersen Fox & Associates

Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
Santiago Calatrava

Third Millenium Ebro River Bridge
Zaragoza, Spain
Juan José Arenas de Pablo (Arenas y Asociados)

The IAC Building
New York City, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

The New York Times Building
Manhattan, New York City, USA
Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Khatib & Alami

Hotel Marqués de Riscal
El Ciego, Álava, Spain
Gehry Partners LLP

Hearst Tower
Manhattan, New York, USA
Foster + Partners

Hesperia Tower Hotel
L'Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain
Richard Rogers Partnership

Gas Natural Office Building
Barcelona, Spain

Valencia Opera House
City of Arts and Sciences
Valencia, Spain
Santiago Calatrava

Agbar Tower
Barcelona, Spain
Jean Nouvel

Hotel Silken Puerta América
Madrid, Spain
Jean Nouvel & others

Woermann Tower
Las Palmas, Canary Island, Spain
Ábalos & Herreros

HSB Turning Torso
Malmo, Sweden
Santiago Calatrava

Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
HGP Architects

30 St. Mary Axe
London, United Kingdom
Foster + Partners

Forum Barcelona Building
Barcelona, Spain
Herzog & de Meuron

BP Bridge
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gehry Partners LLP

Taipei 101
Taipei, Taiwan
C. Y. Lee & Partners

Sundial Bridge
Redding, California, USA
Santiago Calatrava

Millau Viaduct
Aveyron, France
Foster + Partners and
Michel Virlogeux

Seri Wawasan Bridge
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Michael Yomout (PJSI)


References / Referencias

The Urban Towers Handbook
John Wiley&Sons, London, 2011
by Eric Firley and Julie Gimbal

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TURNING TORSO - Santiago Calatrava
Bellisco Ediciones, Madrid, 2008
by José Miguel Hernández Hernández
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