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New survey names best global landmarks

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New York, NY – A new online survey was conducted to determine the world’s most iconic sites in six categories—Bridges, Museums, Classic Landmarks, Parks & Public Spaces, Skyscrapers, and Sports

New York, NY – A new online survey was conducted to determine the world’s most iconic sites in six categories—Bridges, Museums, Classic Landmarks, Parks & Public Spaces, Skyscrapers, and Sports & Performance Venues. The Best New Landmarks survey included both new and classic landmarks, and several top-scoring landmarks in this survey opened in 2011.

2012 Best New Landmarks Survey Results:

Best Bridges

1. Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona

2. Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, Singapore

3. Millau Viaduct, Millau, France

4. Ponte della Costituzione, Venice

5. Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi, Malaysia

Best 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

Best Parks & 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

Best Skyscrapers

1 New York by Gehry, New York City

2. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

3. Turning Torso, Malmö, Sweden

4. Swiss Re Building, London

5. CCTV Building, Beijing

Best Sports & Performance Venues

1. National Stadium, Beijing

2. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

3. National Aquatic Center, Beijing

4. Wembley Stadium, London

5. Winspear Opera House, Dallas

Best Classic Landmarks

1. Eiffel Tower, Paris

2. Statue of Liberty, New York

3. Machu Picchu, Peru

4. Colosseum, Rome

5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco