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The coolest works of architecture in the world Part 3

ByWill Heilpern and Chloe Pantazi

The world has so many incredible buildings that it can be hard to know which are truly above the rest.

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we’ve compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.

These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, hotels, and more.

From a grand, intricately designed historic palace in Spain to a tiny chapel that blends into the Arizona desert.

80. The Spittelau District Heating Plant in Vienna is beamed directly from the wacky mind of esteemed artist and architect Hundertwasser.
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79. The dramatic roof trellis atop Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, creates beautiful shapes in the terminal ceiling.

78. The spectacular Miramare Castle overhangs the Italian coast near Trieste.
Pablo Debat /

77. The dome-shaped National Grand Theatre in Beijing dominates the surrounding area, with a 696-foot circumference.
Jorge Láscar/Flickr

76. The Hearst Tower, a sleek modern skyscraper inspired by the 1920s on New York City’s Eighth Avenue, stands majestic amid drab rectangular buildings.
Richard Moross/Shutterstock

75. The trippy Markthal in Rotterdam’s Blaak market square is the work of MVRDV — the team that led the “Superdutch” architectural movement.
Christian Mueller /

74. The striking Flinders Street Station in Melbourne is designed in a French Renaissance style. It’s the busiest train station in Australia, serving more than 90,000 passengers every weekday.
Taras Vyshnya /

73. Renzo Piano’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is built on top of an artificial hill in Athens.
Kotsovolos Panagiotis/Shutterstock

72. Watch tourists’ jaws drop as they look up in the Great Court — designed by Norman Foster — at the British Museum.
Songquan Deng/Shutterstock

71. The Catherine Palace just south of St. Petersburg was where the Russian Tsars spent their summer months.
Vladimir Sazonov /

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