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40 OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPRESSIVE SKYLINES [Copy link] 中文

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Taipei, Taiwan
The skyline of Taiwan’s major metropolis is marked by the architecturally distinctive and until-recently-tallest-building-in-the-world Taipei 101. In the interior of the top of the building hangs a massive steel ball that serves as a damper to offset structural shifting caused by typhoon winds and mild earthquakes.





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Macau SAR, China
Located on three islands with a grand total of only 6,672 acres, Macau’s economy depends largely on tourism, and especially on gambling. Many of the big buildings in the skyline are sister casinos to the big names in Vegas — Wynn, Sands, MGM. By far the most impressive structure on the skyline (and probably one of the downright coolest buildings on this whole list) is the Grand Lisboa, a hotel/casino with a 47-story fan-shaped tower bursting out of a spherical podium.




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Sydney, AustraliaThe skyline of the Sydney Harbor is iconic, in no small part due to the Sydney Opera House, which was built in 1973 by architect Jørn Utzon and has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from the harbor and the tall skyscrapers of the central business district, Sydney also boasts some historic architecture dating back to the early 1800s.




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Sydney, Australia
The skyline of the Sydney Harbor is iconic, in no small part due to the Sydney Opera House, which was built in 1973 by architect Jørn Utzon and has since been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from the harbor and the tall skyscrapers of the central business district, Sydney also boasts some historic architecture dating back to the early 1800s.






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Cologne, Germany
The fourth-largest city in Germany, Cologne (like London) lacks some of the behemoth towers of younger cities. But it makes up for this with its other architecture, most notably the Cologne Cathedral, a monstrous Gothic building on the shore of the Rhine. It lost most of its inner city during bombings in World War II, but many exemplary modern structures were built during theWiederaufbauzeit (era of reconstruction) following the war.




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