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15 Wonders of the Architectural World

We all know about the 7 Wonders of the World, but architecture buffs and design lovers might be more interested in the less natural wonders. Fixr compiled a list of 15 Wonders of the Architectural World that’s sure to please. Whether these structures are defying nature or celebrating it, they’ve all been built with the goal of creating bigger, better, badder beasts of sand stone, and steel.

Formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre and the youngest UNESCO World Heritage Site.

While it might look like some confectionary delight created on a Food Network challenge, St. Basil’s is a singular example of Russian ingenuity. Fire, decay, revolution and the anti-faith aspects of Communism couldn’t keep this Byzantine bijou down.

The Palm Islands are artificial islands in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This architectural and engineering feat is made entirely of manmade materials.

Constructed by ancient Mayans, the Uxmal Pyramid looms above the Yucatan landscape. This popular tourist destination rivals the structures built by its great Egyptian cousins.
To treat your eyes to more modern masterpieces, check out the full list of 15 Wonders of the Architectural World at Flixr.