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Well we’re going to try anyway.

All around the world, there are beautiful buildings that have been lovingly crafted, wonderfully designed and meticulously planned.

It gives us the kind of end product that everyone can appreciate, but that Architecture students can really appreciate, because they know just what went in to building them.

Here are 15 of the best to get you started:

Taj Mahal

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Is an iconic building located in Agra, India.

30 St Marys Axe (The Gherkin)

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Is a 180 metre tall sky scraper found in London.

Burj Khalifa

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Is the tallest building in the world and can be found in Dubai UAE.

The Chrysler Building

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Is in New York and was one of the last skyscrapers to be erected in the Art Deco style.


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Can be found in Rome, Italy. It is also known as Flavian Amphitheatre.

St Peters Basilica

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Is a late Renaissance Church located in the Vatican City.

Leaning Tower Of Pisa

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Is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt to one side.

Saint Basils Cathedral

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Is a former church located in Red Square in Moscow.

Palace of Versailles

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Is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France.


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Is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis in Greece.

Notre Dame de Paris

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Is known as the Notre Dame Cathedral which is located in Paris.

Willis Tower

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Is a 108 story 1,451 foot skyscraper that is located in Chicago.

Sagrada Familia

Is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Spain.

Hagia Sophia

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Is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica which later became a mosque and is now a museum.

Sydney Opera House

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Is a multi-venue performing art centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.