Architectural Icons and Landmarks on the Rise

Architectural Icons and Landmarks on the Rise
China's 'Ring of Life' Photo: Sina Weibo

With China’s ‘Ring of Fire’ being one of the latest pieces of landmark architecture to hit the media, one must begin to wonder how many of these so called ‘landmarks’ will be constructed until they become an everyday sight in their major cities. With the rapid rise of the construction of these icons, it almost seems as though new cities of the rapid urbanization process think they need to build landmarks in order to be complete. As a consequence of this drive toward an urban identity, what may their impact be in a world where these icons are turning into generic structures? Let us know your thoughts!

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Architectural Icons and Landmarks on the Rise" 01 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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