Travel Picks: Top 10 sexiest buildings
LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Just like people, some buildings have a je ne sais quoi that can only be described as sex appeal, so with that in mind the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com) have compiled this list of the world's Top 10 Sexiest Buildings and Structures. Reuters does not endorse this list:
1) Quadracci Pavilion, Milwaukee Museum of Modern Art; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Its description lies somewhere between a glorious yacht, a graceful dove, and a modern dancer. Be sure to catch the Pavilion's Burke Brise Soleil at the beginning and end of the day when its wings open and close.
2) Absolute World Towers; Mississauga, Canada.
The supermodel of modern architecture, the twisting Mississauga towers have probably grown tired of hearing the compliments.
3) Sonneveld House; Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The strong, silent type, Sonneveld House was way ahead of its time when it was built in the early 30s. Aside from its clean lines and modernist design, the home also contained a bell system to contact household help, telephone system, and highly daring color combinations.
4) Casa Batlló; Barcelona, Spain.
Gaudi's curvy masterpiece is made all the more amazing when one realizes this sensuous building was completed over 100 years ago. Continued...