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The world is filled with inspiring structures, from a temple carved out of a single rock in Ethiopia to a Berlin Castle that inspired the fictional Sleeping Beauty’s castle.
In honor of our architectural heritage, Business Insider has selected 31 buildings that push the boundaries of structural expression — and we think you’ll love them.
Keep reading for the full list.
An earlier version of this post appeared on Business Insider in April of 2016.
The oldest building we know of is Göbekli Tepe in present-day Turkey. Built somewhere around 9500 BC, archaeologists aren’t certain of its function, but it was probably religious.
Source: Architectural Digest
Since then, humans have built some pretty rad structures, including the Fulton Center in New York City …
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Source: The Wall Street Journal
… and the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia.
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