Beautiful steel buildings can be found throughout our world and for those with a passion for modern architecture, this list will certainly be valuable. Six of the most famous – and aesthetically pleasing – steel structures on the planet have been catalogued below. Now all that’s needed is for you to take a drive in your car, hop on a train, or purchase a plane ticket and go see these wonderful buildings for yourself!
1. Empire State Building (New York City)
While the Empire State Building is well-known for its role in the classic film, ‘King Kong’, it is also one of the most famous steel buildings in the world. Ever since it was built in 1931, it has dazzled most, if not all, the people who have been fortunate enough to see it up close and in person. The Empire State Building is a must-see on a visit to New York City.
2. Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
The Burj Khalifa looks almost as though it’s from the future and, as the tallest man-made structure in the world (to date), it’s impressive in more ways than one. This imposing structure has over 150 floors and boasts a fountain that sprays water out to impressive heights. It is one of the most stunning sights in the world and would make a visit to Dubai more than worthwhile.
3. Taipei 101 Tower (Taiwan)
The Taipei 101 Tower is yet another example of the beauty, endurance, and breathtaking wonder of steel buildings. For several years it was the tallest manmade structure in the world and, while it has since lost that title, it is still an amazing sight. Close to half a mile high and boasting over 60 elevators, the Taipei 101 Tower has been honoured as one of the Seven Wonders of Engineering.
4. Willis Tower (Chicago)
You may know the Willis Tower better as called by its previous name – the Sears Tower. However, it doesn’t matter whether you prefer to call it the Willis Tower or the Sears Tower; the fact remains that it is remarkable feat of engineering and ingenuity. The tower’s steel framework holds the entire edifice steady and sturdy against buffeting winds which is fortunate – no one wishes to lose this incredible landmark.
5. Shun Hing Square Tower (Shenzen)
The Shun Hing Square Tower is not the tallest building in the world (steel or otherwise), but it is the tallest all-steel building in China. The tower is breathtaking and a testament to China’s dedicated workforce. Shun Hing Square Tower was built swiftly – every nine days, another four floors were added to its height. It now stands straight and true, a shining, silvery beacon.
6. The Seagram Building (New York City)
New York City is home to several impressive steel buildings and structures (see the Empire State Building above) and the Seagram Building blends traditional strength and sturdiness with modern finishes and an elegant touch. The steel framing makes for a well-built structure that is sure to stand the test of time.