These Fantastic Buildings Are Like Wedding Rings For Giants

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When a giant wants to put a ring on it, what can he or she do? Maybe reach for one of these beautiful marvels of architecture. Some of them are ring-shaped, some are other open shapes — but they all achieve an incredible marvel of negative space.

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The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., designed by Gordon Bunshaft, opened in 1974

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The 25-floor Fang Yuan Building, an office building located in Shenyang, China, opened in 2001

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), also known as The Doughnut, Cheltenham, England, with a diameter of 600 ft (180 m), opened in 2004.

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Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark, designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, opened in 2006

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Emergency And Infectious Diseases Unit of Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden, designed by C.F. Møller and Link Arkitektur, built between 2006 and 2011

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The 768 ft (234 m) tall China Central TV (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing, China, designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (the architecture firm of the legendary Rem Koolhaas), opened in 2012

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The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort, a 27-story building in Huzhou, China, by MAD Architects, unveiled in 2013

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Phoenix International Media Center, Beijing, China, designed by BIAD UFo, opened in 2013

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The headquarters of the Guangdong Plastics Exchange, also known as the Guangzhou Circle. It's a 453 ft (138 m) tall copper coin-like building designed by AM Projects Milan, which was built between 2010 and 2014.

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The Ring of Life, Fushun, China, a 3000-ton, 515 ft (157 m) tall steel circle, used as a landmark with an observation deck.

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Apple Campus 2, designed by Foster + Partners, stil under construction

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KeithA0000

Interesting. From afar, butt-ugly; from closer, actually quite nice...