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Travel + Leisure magazine releases its readers' favorite landmarks. |
Arizona's Grand Canyon Skywalk is the best new bridge, New York by Gehry the top new skyscraper and the Statue of Liberty the most visited landmark, according to Travel + Leisure magazine.
The New York-based travel magazine conducted an online survey last year to discover the world's top new landmarks.
Some 60 landmarks were rated in different categories -- skyscrapers; parks and public spaces; museums; bridges; sports and performance venues as well as classic landmarks.
New landmarks are defined as landmarks opened after 1996, while classic landmarks are those opened in or before 1996.
Respondents were also asked if they had actually been to the sites to identify which are the "most seen" landmarks.
Although the results are heavily skewed to the United States, Beijing's National Stadium, the "Bird's Nest," and Mexico City's shiny silver Museo Soumaya managed to take the top spots for their respective categories.
What are your favorite new landmarks? Let us know in the comments.
Top New Bridges
1. Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona
2. Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore
3. Millau Viaduct, Millau, France
4. Ponte della Costituzione, Venice, Italy
5. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia
Top New Museums
1. Museo Soumaya, Mexico City
2. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
3. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
4. Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago
5. De Young Museum, San Francisco
Top New Parks and Public Spaces
1. National September 11 Memorial, New York City
2. Millennium Park, Chicago
3. Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay, Singapore
4. High Line, New York City
5. Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain
Top New Skyscrapers
1. New York by Gehry, New York City
2. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3. Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden
4. Swiss Re Building, London, England
5. CCTV Building, Beijing, China
Top Arenas and Performance Venues
1. National Stadium, Beijing, China
2. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
3. National Aquatic Center, Beijing, China
4. Wembley Stadium, London, England
5. Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Top Classic Landmarks
1. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
2. Statue of Liberty, New York/New Jersey
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
4. Colosseum, Rome, Italy
5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
1. Statue of Liberty, New York/New Jersey
2. Empire State Building, New York City
3. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
4. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
5. Big Ben, London, England