Friday, January 26, 2007

Architectural Art

This is an especially rich collection of great pieces of architecture, as chosen by two structural engineers. The list mixes some structures that are practically cliches now (the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building) and some totally unexpected ones (Machu Picchu, a few obscure but amazing buildings). I was astounded to learn that the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul was built in just six years.