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    Impossible Buildings by Victor Enrich

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    Cobra Towers in Kuwait

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    Wat Phra Keaw IV Thailand

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    The Flatiron Building, NYC

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    Water Balconies for good Vastu at ISM - Bandra OHm Tower Project - iconic residential project in Mumbai designed by James Law Cybertecture International for Parinee Developers

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    30 St Mary Axe is a skyscraper in London's financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003. Aarchitects: Foster and Partners

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    One of the most spectacular stretches of road in the world- Atlantic Road, Norway. Amazing!

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    Stormy weather on one of the most spectacular stretches of road in the World- Atlantic Road, Norway.

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    Moon Bridge: Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco While its arch looks purely ornamental, this style of traditional Japanese bridge is also practical. It allows canal barges to pass underneath and (able-bodied) pedestrians to pass overhead, scaling the sides like a ladder. This particular Moon Bridge was constructed in Japan by Shinshichi Nakatani for the 1894 Midwinter Fair in San Francisco.

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    Aiola Island Bridge: Graz, Austria New York-based artist Vito Acconci is sensitive to the fact that people tend to pause at the midpoint of a bridge to enjoy the view. That observation inspired his creation of Aiola Island in 2003. This bridge over the Mur River in Graz, Austria, houses at its heart a bar, a coffeehouse, a theater, and a playground in a remarkable cochlea shaped dome made from triangular glass panels.

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    Dragon Pedestrian Bridge: Germany A dragon makes a fitting architectural motif for a region famous for the fire and brimstone of coal mining. Here, in the Ruhr Valley, such a red scaly creature watches over a 180-yard bridge that connects suburban Recklinghausen with the former mining waste dump of Hoheward, which is gradually being turned into a nature preserve.

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    Banpo Bridge: Seoul The Banpo Bridge, which crosses the Han River in downtown Seoul, features a 760-nozzle fountain that sprays 190 tons of water per minute a distance of up to 50 yards—while illuminated in a rainbow of colors and synchronized to music. Beneath the vehicular carriageway (which, on windy days, may well double as the world’s longest carwash) is a pedestrian walkway that’s often shrouded in fountain mist and—during high rainfall—completely submerged by the Han River.

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    Gateshead Millennium Bridge: Newcastle, England The problem: how to design a pedestrian-, bike-, and wheelchair-friendly bridge that can still allow battleships up to 82 feet tall to pass beneath. The solution: an elegant hinging bridge comprising two arches and shaped somewhat like a lemon wedge. The bridge pivots through 40 degrees in just over four minutes, elevating the wide sweep of walkway into an elegant tall double arch—an action that has earned it the nickname The Winking Eye.

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    Twisted Bridge: Vlaardingen, Netherlands While this bridge does in fact provide a level surface for the pedestrians and cyclists who cross it, the startling red design looks dangerously tilted, almost as if the structure is sagging or about to flip into the ravine. Credit goes to Rotterdam-based architects West 8 for twisting 400 steel tubes in a dynamic fashion.

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    Xiying Rainbow Bridge: Penghu, Taiwan By day, nothing appears especially remarkable about the Xiying Rainbow Bridge. But at night it transforms into a double rainbow the likes of which Internet meme celebrity Bear Vasquez can only dream. The neon arch of this pedestrian bridge is reflected in the shimmering lagoon, creating a double arch of intense color.

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    London Bridge: Lake Havasu, AZ This would be an ordinary bridge if it were still spanning the River Thames in London, England. What makes this century-old construction preposterous is the fact that in 1968 it was bought by chain-saw magnate Robert McCulloch, disassembled stone by stone, then transported to remote Lake Havasu, where it is now a rather incongruous local landmark (along with other oddities like one-third-scale functioning lighthouses).

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    World's Strangest Bridges: Henderson Waves Bridge, Singapore

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    World's Strangest Bridges: Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

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    World's Strangest Bridges: Lego Bridge, Wuppertal, Germany

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    Crab Bridge, Christmas Island, Australia. Christmas Island, a tiny Australian territory 230 miles off the coast of Indonesia, sees an annual migration of red crabs, journeying from their spawning grounds, located inland, to the ocean. The crabs migrate in such staggering numbers that roads become impassable, leading wildlife rangers to erect some of the strangest (and heavily trafficked bridges) on the planet.

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    World's Strangest Bridges: Slauerhoffbrug, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

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    World's Strangest Bridges: Friendship Bridge, Nantan, Japan

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    World's Strangest Bridges: Sunken Bridge, Halsteren, Netherlands

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    Design Awards: Best Resort Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park, Portugal Designed by Luís Rebelo de Andrade for Arquitraço

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