10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders


4. Chapel of the Holy Cross – Arizona, USA

Spectacularly situated between red rock towers in Sedona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Catholic chapel constructed in 1956. The chapel was built on a twin-pinnacled spur about 250 feet high, and juts out over a thousand foot red rock wall. Its construction was something of a miracle in itself. The chapel is a fine example of modern architecture, and all attention is focused on a great window and cross behind the altar. The unique architecture and location of the Chapel of the Holy Cross are the inspirations of Marguerite Bruswig Staude, who, when she went on a trip to New York City in 1932, observed that a cross could be seen in the newly constructed Empire State Building when viewed from a certain angle.