The Five Most Impressive Modern Architectural Feats

Published April 5, 2012
Updated February 28, 2018

From Dubai to Spain, an astounding look at five of the world's most impressive modern architectural feats marvels.

Modern Architectural Feats: Guggenheim Museum, Spain

Guggenheim Museum

Many regard the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain as one of the world’s most amazing modern architectural feats. The contemporary art museum was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and built by Ferrovial. Gehry left his architectural signature via the building’s circular shapes that he designed to showcase the museum’s pieces in a unique way.

Architectural Feats


The Bird’s Nest, China

Architectural Feats Bird's Nest

Built in China, the Bird’s Nest stadium served as the host for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Designed primarily by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, the marvel boasts a bowl-shaped composite of a red concrete seating area and an outer steel frame that encloses it.

Birds Nest in China

The Bird's Nest

Birds Nest Photoraph

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