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Old 05-03-2018, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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Maybe the Magic Kingdom Castle at Disney World.
Thatís actually pretty good, every Disney World has one of those castles right?
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:56 AM
 
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Some ideas, besides those mentioned already:

1. The Bean, Chicago (2004-2006): https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cl...!4d-87.6233039

2. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur (1998):
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pe...!4d101.7120673

3. Fallingwater, Mill Run (PA) (1964):
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fa...!4d-79.4679426

4. Bird's Nest, Beijing (2007) https://www.google.com/maps/place/Na...!4d116.3965112

5. Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang (1987) https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ry...!4d125.7309187

6. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (1997)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gu...2!4d-2.9340118

7. Cathedral of Brasilia
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ca...!4d-47.8755394

8. Vehicle Assembly Building, Titusville, FL (1966)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ve...8!4d-80.650785

Three from each corner of the world that I felt warranted *some* consideration:

1. TerraCotta Warriors (Rediscovered, 1974)
2. Tenochtitlan (still an active dig site?, 1978)
3. Sagrada Familia (Expected completion date, 2030-2032)

Two that I believe will become iconic, soon.

Abraj Al Bait Towers, Mecca
https://www.google.com/search?biw=12...3fbGx_UEv7sRM:

Morpheus, Macau
https://www.google.com/search?biw=12...OWRzbQEdeI5zM:

I know none of these may be absolutely most well known in the world, but they probably are among the most enduring and well known buildings in modern times, where generally people don't have to ask where and what they are when seeing them.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Brisbane
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The Pentagon and sydney harbour bridge as well maybe. Though the bridge is 80 years old. So it might not qualify.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Golden Gate Bridge
Empire State Building
One World Trade Center
Sydney Opera House
Taipei 101
Petronas Towers
Burj Khalifa
Mandalay Bay
If you showed me photos of those, I could probably only identify three of them. I walked past the Empre State Building and didn't know it. They might have distinguishing features to skyline buffs, but very few people would know one tall building from another. There are a lot of bridges that look like the Golden Gate bridge, and I doubt if many people could pick it out.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:33 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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London eye?
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:42 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I would also vote for Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, built in the 1960s and eclipsing the Empire State Building of the 1930s, and even more so because they were destroyed by missile attack and explosive blazes of fire, shots heard around the world.

To be sure, in 30 years or so when everyone born in the 1960s is dead or nearly dead, something else will have emerged to take the top spot, and just as likely somewhere in Asia, as mentioned in post #12.

Good Luck!

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Old 05-04-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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There are a lot of bridges that look like the Golden Gate bridge, and I doubt if many people could pick it out.
Name 3.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Camp Nou.
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Old 05-04-2018, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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Golden Gate or Sydney Opera I d say...

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Old 05-04-2018, 04:49 PM
 
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If you showed me photos of those, I could probably only identify three of them. I walked past the Empre State Building and didn't know it. They might have distinguishing features to skyline buffs, but very few people would know one tall building from another. There are a lot of bridges that look like the Golden Gate bridge, and I doubt if many people could pick it out.
The Empire State Building is a very unique structure. Few buildings look anything remotely like it. The closest would probably be the Chrysler Building, but even then I can easily tell them apart.
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