10 Amazing Modern Architectural Wonders


2. Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia

One of the oldest buildings on our modern list (inaugurated in 1973), The Sydney Opera House is Australia’s most architecturally recognizable. The building, with its soaring white roof and shell-shaped sails atop a massive, red granite platform, has been internationally acclaimed as an architectural icon of the 20th century. It is the focal point of Sydney Harbour and a reflection of its character.A great urban sculpture set in a remarkable waterscape—at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbour—the building has had an enduring influence on architecture.