Skip to comments.Built to Thrill - Top 12 New Buildings in the World
Posted on 12/03/2004 12:52:33 AM PST by Bandaneira
Built to thrill
The top 12 must-visit new buildings, built in the past five years
By Cathleen McGuigan Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Updated: 6:24 p.m. ET Sept. 27, 2004
October issue, Budget Travel magazine - Ten years ago, the idea of cutting-edge architecture as a massive popular draw was ludicrousit was the domain of private residences and the occasional corporate headquarters. Frank Gehrys Guggenheim Bilbao changed everything: Now great buildings are popping up everywhere. Whats even more remarkable, many are open to the public. Weve picked the 12 best of the last five years.
Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome, Italy) Greater London Authority Headquarters (London, England) Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio) Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, Texas) Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas) Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (Chicago, Illinois) Prada Tokyo Epicenter (Tokyo, Japan) Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, California) Jewish Museum (Berlin, Germany) Museum of Modern Art (New York, New York) Central Library (Seattle, Washington)
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"Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas)"
Maybe from looking out from inside, across the "pool". But other wise whatever. Of course it doesn't help that I don't care for modern art. Much prefer the Kimbell or even the Dallas Museum of Art.
I agree, I just object to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX being one of those. I love buildings that include designs other than the current Era of Big Cookie Cutter Cement Boxes. I can understand the need to save on building costs. But I feel for dignity and pride sake, an owner would put some money and effort on the design and architecture of his building.
Yes, the integrity of the owner and the designer/architect is all important. Greedy, myopic developers are a scourge. Every building has its reason for being. It all depends on what the intention of the building is. Horses for courses.
Well, at least Willie's new double-wide didn't make the list!
This is the new SwissRe building in London; I'm surprised it didn't make the list. Londoners call it the 'Gherkin'. I saw it for the first time 2 weeks ago, I like it. It really transforms the London skyline, along with the London Eye.
Great pictures !
Bold and interesting architecture can really transform a landscape.