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8 Amazing glass buildings around the world




1. Aldar Headquarters Building
Aldar headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. It is located  in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi (emirate), United Arab Emirates.




2National Grand Theater of China
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is the trademark opera house of Beijing, China. The National Centre for the Performing Arts  is also called the National Grand Theatre or more colloquially ‘The Giant Egg’. It’s a beautiful specimen of fine modern architecture.




3. 30 St Mary Axe
30 St Mary Axe is a commercial skyscraper in London's primary financial district, the City of London.




4. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain.Instantly hailed as the most important structure of its time, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has celebrated more than a decade of extraordinary success.




5. Downtown Manhattan from the East River
Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. Lower Manhattan or "downtown" is defined most commonly as the area delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor (also known as Upper New York Bay).





6. Roy Thomson Hall
Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall located at 60 Simcoe Street in Toronto, Ontario. It is the home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Opened in 1982, its circular architectural design exhibits a sloping and curvilinear glass exterior. It was designed by Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Mathers and Haldenby.





7. Eureka Tower 
Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre (975 ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Eureka Tower is named after the Eureka Stockade, a rebellion during the Victorian gold rush in 1854. This has been incorporated into the design, with the building's gold crown representing the gold rush and a red stripe representing the blood spilt during the revolt.




8. La Défense  
La Défense is Europe's largest purpose-built business district with 560 hectares area, 72 glass and steel buildings and skyscrapers.


Photo credits: Herve Bourderon, Claude Dareau
Source : Wikipedia