By M. W. Byrne

14 Amazing Architectural Wonders of the New World

We wanted to celebrate architectural marvels that innovate, excite, and defy the laws of physics. These are engineering and design at their level best.

Millau Viaduct

A rarity, this is the tallest bridge in the world, with a mast reaching up to 343 meters from the base of the structure to the tippy top. 


Turning Torso

Crafted by the mind of Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to stand in Sweden, Turning Torso is the tallest building in the lands of the Nord.



It seems to not only blend perfectly with the land around it, but to appear to sit atop a waterfall among the tree boughs rather than touching terra firma.


Walt Disney Concert Hall

Despite being steel, and line the inside with acoustically adroit hardwoods that provide a warm atmosphere along with sound that will bring all but the most steadfast to tears.


Petronas Towers

Soaring over the sprawling city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the Petronas Towers by Cesar Pelli were the world’s tallest buildings for 6 years, and remain the tallest twin bodies on the planet. 


Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia

It has four separate halls, made by local boy Santiago Calatrava who created it to reach over 70 meters up while the acoustics are suited to all performing arts, from operatic singing to instrumental, and even spoken word.