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11 Of The Most Unique Pieces Of Architecture Around The World

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1. State Department for Traffic, Tbilisi

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Who knew traffic could be so exciting?

2. Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona

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It's not a mirage — this spectacular Arizona chapel is totally real, just make sure you bring a bottle of water when you check it out.

3. Gaudí-Designed Balconies, Barcelona

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Barcelonies? Balcolonas? There's a pun here somewhere...

4. The Fuji TV Building, Odaiba

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That sphere may look like a Bond villain's headquarters, but it's actually an observational deck that'll take your breath away.

5. Kaohsiung National Stadium, Zuoying District

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The impressiveness of the 55,000-seat Kaohsiung National Stadium is only amplified when coupled with the fact that the entire facility is powered by the solar panel roofs.

6. KPMG Building, Munich

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The KPMG is home to the world's most innovative staircases. Sure, they don't really go anywhere, but does that really matter? Let us dream.

7. Selfridges Parametric Bridge, Birmingham City

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This shopping center set out to distinguish itself from the other venues by decorating their curved facility with 15,000 aluminum discs. Mission accomplished.

8. Fangyuan Mansion, Shenyang

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This impressive building was designed to look like a stack of ancient Chinese coins. Don't ask why... you ask too many questions.

9. Kansas City Public Library, Quality Hill

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Books on books on books.

10. Mysore Palace, Karnataka

Mahesh Telkar / (CC BY-SA http://2.0) / Via Flickr: maheshkhanna

Bonus points to the person who said "what good is a decadent palace if it doesn't light up? NOW BUILD IT AGAIN."

11. Habitat 67, Montreal

JasonParis / (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: jasonparis

This community of 146 residencies actually started as a thesis project at McGill University. It undoubtedly threw off the curve.

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