Womansday.com’s article, 9 Astonishingly Asymmetrical Buildings, profile 9 modern architectural marvels around the world. The list includes buildings from Abu Dhabi to the Netherlands but also highlight 3 structures in the United States; The Seattle Central Library, Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The Seattle Central Library is a 11 story glass and steel building located in downtown Seattle, Washington. It features over 1.45 million books and was voted one of American Institute of Architect’s 150 favorite structures in the US. The building is designed by Dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas who was voted by Time as the top 100 of The World’s Most Influential People in 2008.
The Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building, located in Denver, Colorado, was designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who was also selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center site in New York City. The building took almost 7 years to build, starting in November 1999 and opening to the public in October 2006.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, located in Downtown Los Angeles, California, is the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra. The building, designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, features an exterior made of stainless steel curves and interior walls made of douglas fir. The concert hall opened in October 2003 and has received praise for it’s unique architecture and superior acoustics.