Paris's Eiffel Tower The 1,063-foot-tall iron tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel and completed in little over two years, which was considered record fast at the time. It was built for the 1889 World's Fair. In 1919, the French government acquired the rights to the tower and paid for its maintenance until 1969, when it was donated to the City of Paris.
New York's Chrysler Building The Chrysler Building, also known as the Radio City Music Hall after 1920, is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City. It was designed by William van Alen et al for the Chrysler Corporation and built by the Adamson Company. Opened on May 15, 1930, the building stands 49 stories high and was then the highest office building in the world. It has been called "the world's greatest parking garage" because it had 1,400 spaces for cars at the time it was built. As of 2013, it is still owned by the Chrysler corporation but maintained by a partnership including Rick Caruso.
Lisbon's Ponte 25 de Abril bridge This suspension bridge across the Tagus River connects Lisbon to the city of Oporto. It is one of only three double-decker bridges in Europe (the others are the Pan-European Highway Bridge near Kiev and the Havelock Bridge in Prague). The bridge was built between 1973 and 1983.
The 829.8-metre-tall (2,722-foot) Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's highest manmade building (the United Arab Emirates). It also holds the record for the fastest-rising building project in history with only 4 months passed from the beginning of its construction to be ready for occupancy. The previous record was held by another building in Dubai - the 727-meter-high (v2.44 miles) Tower Bridge, which took 10 months to complete.
The scope of the project included not only the design and construction of the tower itself, but also the surrounding mall and hotel complex. The total cost was estimated at $150 million (2009 dollars). It was officially opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on January 7, 2009.
A skyscraper is a high-rise building that contains office space, apartments, retail shops, etc. A building has to be at least as tall as any other object in its vicinity to be considered a skyscraper. The term "skyscraper" was first used by Horace Platt White in 1884 to describe the new buildings then being constructed in New York City.
France's Eiffel Tower is ranked first. The renowned Paris landmark is ranked first on the list of the most photographed landmarks, with a total of 4,654,699 photos on Instagram.
The Eiffel Tower is followed by the Statue of Liberty American, which features an interior designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant that includes a museum, observation deck, and restaurant. The statue itself is ranked third on the list with an estimated 4,542,989 photographs taken of it.
Other famous monuments that are frequently photographed include the Taj Mahal in India (744,924 photos), the Pyramid of Giza in Egypt (709,219 photos), and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota (405,000 photos).
All these structures were built to honor someone or something. They serve as memorials to those who lived before us. Some people believe that the Eiffel Tower was also designed to be a work of art.
There are many more famous buildings and structures than these five.
The 8 Most Incredible Man-Made Attractions
Dubai, which is known for being extravagant and decadent in many ways, outdid itself in January 2010 when it formally unveiled the Burj Dubai, a 2,717-foot (828-meter) tower that is the largest man-made building in the world. The previous record had been held by the Petronawa Twin Towers in Indonesia, which are 1,016 feet (305 meters) high.
The Burj Dubai was designed by Zaha Hadid, who is renowned for her innovative and futuristic-looking buildings. Her other famous works include the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad and the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Munich, Germany.
The construction of the Burj Dubai began in 1999 and it took ten years to complete it. It is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic and it has 87 floors above ground level and two below. The hotel room prices start at $1550 per night during low season and $2050 during high season.
And if you want to see more amazing pictures of the world's biggest things, check out our article gallery!
The four highest buildings The Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa is the highest man-made skyscraper in the world. The Tokyo Skytree The Tokyo Skytree is a Tokyo, Japan observation, restaurant, and broadcasting tower. The Shanghai Tower Mast for KVLY-TV. The Shanghai Tower Mast for KVLY-TV is a communications mast for TV channel 9 (KVLY-TV). It is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The top of the mast is 305 m (1,017 ft) above sea level.
The Eiffel Tower is a metallic lattice work structure that stands 324 m (1,069 ft) tall and is the tallest free-standing metal structure in the world. It is located in Paris, France. The first version of the tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair. The second version was built after his death by his family company.
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting San Francisco, California, to the northern end of the Marin County Peninsula. It is one of the most recognized symbols of San Francisco and has been called "the most famous bridge in the world". It was built between 1936 and 1990 and remains very popular today with more than 400,000 vehicles crossing it each day. It is also the longest single span bridge in America.