Iconic Commercial Buildings

Though there are several pieces of architecture marvels, naming the top five is always the biggest trouble. From famous skyscrapers to museums there are buildings and iconic commercial spots which are known for their images. These are spots which have their own stories and reasons to like them.

  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai

This piece of architecture marvel is second to none. It stands some 2,717 feet above the desert and is the tallest structure on the desert. With 162 floors, this is the biggest building to have a glass curtain and the inspiring vertical spire at the top. The silhouette is so unique that it is right away recognized. It tapers gradually towards the top with finally the 700-foot spire at the top of the building.

It was designed by Adrian Smith from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

  • Linked Hybrid by Steven Holl Architects

This building complex came into limelight right away when it was started to appear the way it was designed to look. It uses state-of-the-art geothermal wells for heating and cooling of the complex. Today, it stands in pride in Beijing, China, while the construction had started in 2003. It was completed in 2009 and opened for commercial purposes.

It consists of eight connected towers that make it very unique.

  • The Shard, Renzo Piano Building, London

The Shard is also referred to as the Shard of Glass to show the iconic commercial building by its glorifying look. Shard London Bridge and formerly the London Bridge Tower is a 95-story skyscraper that is super-tall and designed by the Italian architect, Renzo. It forms a part of the Shard Quarter and rises high with its unique look. It is quite famous but the view from across the place is also magnificent. It is owned by the State of Qatar. It rises around 306 meters in height.

  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Designed and built by the famous Morphosis Architects, Thom Mayne is the mastermind behind this piece of art. This person is famous for breaking the stereotypes and with this building; he has done precisely the same. It is sheathed in concrete panels and consists of a five-story cube. It is fractured at one corner and set atop of a sweeping plinth planted with grass. And, then slashed across this cube’s exterior is a dramatic escalator which connects visitors from the entrance to the topmost floor.

It is located in Dallas, Texas, and was designed in honor of Ross Perot.

  • Absolute World, Ontario, Canada

This is a twin residential tower complex for commercial purposes residing in Ontario, Canada. The iconic landmark is unique for its design, the breathtaking spiral and curls it makes as it grows taller. It is the part of the Five Tower Absolute City residential complex in the place.

It was designed by Burka Architects and MAD Studio, and also known as the Marilyn Monroe Towers.  These are not very high with mere 50 floors in each, but their design makes them instantly recognizable today.