What Are Some Famous Futuristic-Looking Buildings?


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Expressionist architecture boasts many world famous, futuristic looking buildings including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Biosphère in Montreal, and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, host of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Many music venues worldwide feature this fantasy-inspired style, including the Guangzhou Opera House in China, the Copenhagen Opera House, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Auditorio de Tenerife in Spain.

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Famous futuristic skyscrapers include the tallest building in the world, as of 2015, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and the Twisting HSB Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden. The 30 St. Mary Axe in London, England is futuristic in both form and function with energy-efficient ventilation and heating shafts running through each floor. The London Aquatics Center and Wembley Stadium are also examples of well known futuristic style buildings.

The Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs retains its futuristic look despite being built in 1963 and being designated as a U. S. National Historic Landmark. Other futuristic styled landmarks in the United States include the Space Needle in Seattle and the Walt Disney Concert hall in Los Angeles.

Numerous airports were also built in this forward-looking, awe-inspiring style. The TWA terminal at JFK Airport in New York, the Dulles International Airport in Virginia, and the International Airport in Hong Kong.

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