Top ten monuments in modern architecture. Outline. Introduction Part I. Modern Architecture Part II. Top ten Conclusion References. Introduction.
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As the 20th century began modern architects believed it was necessary to invent an architecture that expressed the spirit of a new age and would surpass the styles, materials, and technologies of earlier architecture
Their aesthetic celebrated function in all forms of design, household furnishings, ocean liners and new flying machines
Modern architecture also challenged traditional ideas about the types of structures suitable for architectural design
Important civic buildings, aristocratic palaces, churches, and public institutions had long been the mainstay of architectural practices, but modernist designers argued that architects should design all that was necessary for society, even the most humble buildings
Here are presented 10 of the most famous monuments and buildings of the 20th century in the West
Tower Bridge in London, La Defense and Pompidou Center in Paris, Sidney Opera House in Australia, the Golden Gate in San Francisco, the Empire State Building in New York, the Glass pyramid of the Louvre, the Arch in Saint Louis, Brasilia and the CN Tower in Toronto
Modern architectural development to the west of central Paris, the largest concentration of tall buildings in Europe
Begun in 1958, the complex consists predominantly of office buildings
Dominating La Défense is the futuristic Grande Arche, completed in 1989, by Danish architect Johann Otto von Spreckelsen
An office tower in the shape of an enormous open cube 105 m on a side, it echoes in modern language the shape of (and is exactly the same width as) the famous Arc de Triomphe with which it is visibly aligned