Top Ten Architectural Marvels

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6. Dongtan Eco City, China
Dongtan Eco City

This Eco City in China is designed by Arup and is planned to be a zero greenhouse, eco-friendly transit point having full self-sufficiency in water and energy. It provides newer solutions for environmental sustainability and has a positive outlook despite receiving mixed reactions from people.

 

7. The Freedom Tower
The Freedom Tower

The Freedom tower is one of the most unique of the new buildings in the World Trade Center site. It incorporates the highest standards of safety, engineering, design and building technology, this tower is bound to re-establish New York City as the epi-centre of high-rise skyscraper design. It will have a height of 1,776ft.

 

8. National Grand Theater, Beijing
National Grand Theater

This is an opera house in Beijing, China also called the Egg. It poses a contrast to the ancient Chinese architecture and is situated near the Great Hall of the People and the Forbidden City. The U.S.-based Journal Business Week has listed it as one of the top 10 architectural marvels because of environmentally friendly and energy saving design.

 

9. Shanghai Finance Center
Shanghai Finance Center

Having a height of 492 meters (1,614 ft), this building became the tallest structure on the Chinese mainland. It is also the second tallest skyscraper in the world.

 

10. Linked Hybrid, Beijing
Linked Hybrid

Linked Hybrid, covers 1.6 million square feet and will house 2,500 people in 700 apartments. It will be a standing example for large-scale sustainable residential architecture. The site will have a unique and largest geothermal heating and cooling systems, which will help to stabilize the temperature within the complex.

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