Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Money isn't an object in Singapore. But objects there sure are worth a lot of money these days -- just look at the $4.7 billion Marina Bay Sands resort, for example. Well, not to be outdone, the nearly $800 million Esplanade Theatre, right on the Marina Bay, features two spiky domes made of 7,000 triangles of glass-and-aluminum shades meant to maximize light. Of course, the structure has been compared to a durian fruit, honeycombs, flies’ eyes, and, obviously, boobs. Keep staring, you'll see them eventually.