|10. The "Gherkin" Building, London|
|9. The United Nations Building, New York, NY.|
White House, the home/office of the President of the United States of America. Ever since our first president chose the site along the wooded banks of Tiber Creek in 1790, chose the architect, and then, in the role of "owner," heavily influenced and guided him (and the builders) in creating what we see today, virtually every temporary occupant (or his wife) of what may be the most beautiful public building in America, has left his mark on this American architectural icon. Tastes change, needs change, new technology supplants old, still classical beauty, in the protective embrace of men and women of refined tastes, not only survives, but thrives.
|7. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, NY.|
|6. It's only appropriate the one Wright masterpiece should only be surpassed in its beauty by an earlier one.|
|5. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India|
|4. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia|
|3.The Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India.|
|2. Dupli Casa, J. H. Mayer H. Architects, Ludwigsburg, Germany|
|1. Burj al Arab, Dubai, UAE|
--Incidentally, I considered including Barcelona's La Familia Sagrada on the list but didn't inasmuch as it's still under construction and will be for the foreseeable future. I also considered St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Oscar Niemeyer's National Congress Building in Brasilia, the old TWA terminal at JFK, and Bob Hope's former home in Palm Springs; but eliminated each on for a variety of reasons.