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Saint Peters Basilica

Saint Peters Basilica is Rome’s most famous church. It is the largest Christian church in the world. Saint Peter’s Basilica took almost two centuries to plan and build, beginning in the 1400s. In October 1505, Julius II hired Bramante to design the new basilica.

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Taj Mahal

Tales of this building, the Taj Mahal, were true. It was built as a tomb for the beloved wife of an Indian ruler.Tales of this building, the Taj Mahal, were true. It was built as a tomb for the beloved wife of an Indian ruler.

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Sears Tower

Rising above them all in the center of the skyline is a thin black tower. This is Chicago’s most famous building-the Sears Tower (renamed the Willis Tower in 2009). SOM architects changed their plans and added another fifteen floors to the Sears Tower. When finished, it would stand at 1,450 feet (442 m).

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Burj al Arab

The city began building artificial islands along the coast. On one of those islands stands an amazing hotel. The Burj al Arab Hotel combines the old and the new. It was built using very modern materials and techniques.This kind of tourism features expensive shopping centers, entertainment events, and luxurious beach resorts.

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Taipei 101

It also has extreme weather and frequent earthquakes. About twenty earthquakes hit Taiwan each month. This does not make the island an ideal spot for one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. Yet in the capital city of Taipei, Taipei 101 rises 1,667 feet (508 m)-an engineering and architectural wonder. The city is home to National Taiwan University, the Presidential Building, the National Central Library, the Taipei World Trade Center,...

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Eiffel Tower

One of Paris’s most famous landmarks is the Eiffel Tower, completed in 1889. In its day, it was the tallest structure in the world. It is still the tallest in Paris. But this architectural wonder was not built for religious use, art, or entertainment.

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The Sydney Opera House

Modern-day Sydney has more than four million residents. It is the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW). Sydney has become one of the most famous cities in the world, with parks, gardens, universities, and museums. It is also home to the beautiful Sydney Opera House. In the mid-1950s, Bennelong Point was chosen as the site of the city’s new performing arts center, the Sydney Opera House.                 Continue Reading:  more >>

Taipei 101 officially opened on December 31, 2004. The tower is a multiuse building. It houses offices, stores, shops, and restaurants.      Continue Reading: more >>

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