World’s Top New Landmarks
With all the new structures that are built in various parts of the world almost everyday, only a handful of them actually get adequate attention and create the kind of buzz that will make them famous, attracting tourists from all around the world.
From the initial 60 new landmarks that have recently been made and opened, the readers of T+L have narrowed down the choices to come up with the next generation of architectural that will soon get people buzzing and packing.
Knowing these seemingly instant classics should inspire you to travel and see them with your own eyes. So start planning your next trip now and include in your itinerary one or two of the world’s new top landmarks.
Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge (Singapore)
Soaring 118 feet above the Henderson Road, the Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge is an 899-feet bridge that is made up of undulating yellow bakau wood. This structure connects Mount Faber to the Telok Blangah Hill.
National September 11 Memorial (New York City)
This memorial was opened in September 2011 to commemorate the tragic 9/11 attack event that took thousands of lives. The area has 400 white oaks and two illuminated reflecting pools that were built where the twin towers once stood.
Grand Canyon Skywalk (Arizona)
The Grand Canyon Skywalk is made up of a four-year-old horseshoe plank where visitors walk over. A mere twelve-and-a-half inch reinforced glass is the only thing that separates them from falling down into the Colorado River.
Millennium Park (Chicago)
The Millennium Park is housed in 24.7 acres of land. Among its standout features include the Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate sculpture and Frank Gehry’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, among numerous other outdoor art exhibitions.
Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay (Singapore)
The Sands SkyPark, spanning three acres, is a garden that floats 57 stories off of the ground. Its garden is designed by famed Moshe Safdie and features a pool and two restaurants along with a stunning 360-degree view of the city.
Millau Viaduct (Millau, France)
Recently opened in 2004, the Millau Viaduct spans 1.6 miles with a height of 1,132 feet across and above France’s Tarn River Gorge. This is deemed as the highest bridge in the world. This is taller than the Eiffel Tower.
The High Line (New York City)
From the Meatpacking District to West 30th Street, the buildings in this once-abandoned elevated rail bed are now teeming with flower beds, day loungers, and a bar. This is all conceived by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
De Young Museum (San Francisco)
This fine arts museum opened in 2005. Herzog and de Meuron, renowned Swiss architects, sculpted 950,000 pounds of natural copper so that they create a form that matches the beautiful landscape of the Golden Gate Park.
Wembley Stadium (London)
The Wembley Stadium is a reconstruction that amounted to a staggering $3.1 billion. Reopened in 2007, this is considered as the second largest sports structure in Europe. This national arena features a distinctive arch.
Ponte della Costituzione (Venice)
Opened in 2008, the Ponte della Costituzione is a footbridge constructed over the Grand Canal in Venice. This is modern structure that is made of glass and marble and was designed by famed Santiago Calatrava.