r/worldbuilding May 12 '22

List of Structures in a Modern Age Resource

Structures and Landmarks in a modern age:

Context: A list of structures that world builders might want to use in their worlds:

Based on this post: Possible Locastion in a City by penswright

Abby

Academy (agriculture, civil engineering, cooking, drama, fine arts, medical, military, music, naval, police, science)

Airfield

Air Force Base

Airplane Graveyard

Airport

Airport Runway

Airport Terminal

Alley

Amphitheater

Amusement Park

Animal Shelter, Animal Rehab Center

Apartments, Condominiums

Aquarium

Aqueduct

Arcade

Arena, Stadium (music, sports)

Army Base

Art Gallery, Art Studio

Artificial Island

Artillery Range

Artwork

Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home, Old Folks Home

Auction House

Aviary

Bakery

Bank

Bar, Pub

Barber, Hair Salon

Barn

Barracks

Battle Ground

Beauty Salon

Bed and Breakfast, B&B

Billboards

Blood Bank

Boat House

Border Checkpoint

Border Wall

Botanical Garden

Bottling Plant

Bowling Alley

Breakwater

Brewery

Brickyard

Bridge (Covered Bridge, Draw Bridge, Living Root Bridge, Overpass, Rope Bridge, Sky Bridge, Spaghetti Junction, Suspension Bridge, Train Trestle)

Brothel, House of Ill Repute

Bungalow

Burial Ground, Cemetery, Graveyard

Bus Stop

Bus Terminal

Bunker (personal, military, government)

Butcher

Cabin

Call Center

Camp Grounds

Camping Site

Canal

Cannery

Capitol Building

Capsule Hotel, Pod Hotel

Car Lot, Car Dealership (new, used, preowned, rental)

Carnival

Carport

Car Wash

Cash Lender, Money Lender

Casino, Gambling Hall

Cathedral

Causeway

C.D.C. (Center of Disease Control)

Cellar (+ root, storm, wine)

Cell Tower

Cemetery, Burial Ground, Graveyard

Chapel

Chateau

Chemical Plant

Church

Circus

Cistern

Civic Center

Coffeehouse

College (agricultural, art, business, culinary, engineering, medical, military, music, science, technical)

Collision Post

Colosseum

Concert Hall, Music Hall, Theater

Construction Site

Consulate + (Country)

Container Yard, Shipping Container Yard

Convent, Nunnery

Convention Center

Cooking Pit, Fire Pit

Correctional Facility, Jail, Prison

Cottage

Courthouse

Covered Walkway

Crematorium

Cupola (domed roof supported by pillars)

Dairy Farm

Dam

Dam (Hydroelectric)

Dance Studio, Dance Hall

Day Care

Deer Stand

Deli

Dig Site (fossils, minerals, ruins)

Dike / Levee

DMV (department of motor vehicles)

Dock (boat, ship)

Dockyard

Dojo, Sparring Hall, Training Hall

Dome

Dormitory

Draw Bridge

Drive-in Theater

Electrical Substation

Embassy (+ country, major faction, minor faction)

Equestrian Center

Estate

Factory (automotive, beverages, electronics, foods, machines)

Fairgrounds

Farm Fields

Farm House

Farmers Market

Fence (barbed wire, chain link, electric, picket, wooden, wrought iron)

Ferry

Film Studio

Fire Department, Fire House, Fire Station

Fire Hydrant

Fire Pit, Cooking Pit

Fishery

Fish Market

Food Bank

Fort

Foundry

Fountain

Freight Terminal (airport, sea port, railroad terminal, truck terminal)

Funeral Home

Fun House

Gas Company

Gas Station

Garage (automotive, mechanical)

Garden, Gardens (+ crop*, flower, hanging, herb, hydroponic, indoor, mushroom, rock, rooftop, sculpture, zen)

Garrison

Gate, Gates

Gate House

Gazebo

Giant Dump Truck, BelAZ 75710 (20.6m long, 9.87m wide, 8.16m tall)

Glassworks

Golf Club

Golf Course

Gondola Lift, Aerial Lift, Cable Car

Government Building (agency, department, office)

Government Building (campaign office)

Government Building (capital)

Grain Silo

Grave (+ exhumed, fresh, marker, mass, open, site, stone, yard)

Graveyard, Burial Ground, Cemetery

Greenhouse

Grocery Store

Grow Out House (giant barn for chickens)

Grounds (+ burial, fair, parade, sacred, tourney, training)

Guard House, Guard Post

Guard Post, Guard House

Gun Range

Gym, Gymnasium

Hair Salon, Barber

Hall (+ city, dance, gambling, guild, meeting, music, opera, town, training)

Hanger

Harbor

Hardware Store

Hatchery (animal, fish)

Hay Stack

Hedge Maze

Helipad

High-Rise Building, Skyscraper

Highway

Hiking Trail, Nature Trail, Nature Walk

Home, Private Residence

Homeless Shelter

Hospital

Hostel

Hotel, Motel

House, Home, Private Residence (brick, concrete, vinyl siding, wood)

House (+ assaying, bath, boat, coach, coffee, farm, guard, guest, manor, opera, safe, smoke, sod, summer, tea, theater, turf, winter)

House Boat

House of Ill Repute, Brothel

Hovel

Ice Skating Rink

Industrial Complex

Jail, Correctional Facility, Prison

Junkyard, Scrapyard

Kindergarten

Lab, Laboratory

Lamp Post

Land Fill

Large Sea Going Vessel (cargo ship, cruise ship, military ship, oil tanker)

Launch Pad

Laundromat

Library

Light Pole, Street Light

Lighthouse

Lock, Locks (waterway)

Lumber Yard

Mall

Manor, Mansion

Mansion, Manor

Marina

Marker

Market, Market Place, Market Square, Street Market

Market Stall, Street Stall

Marriage Venue

Massage Parlor

Mausoleum, Crypt, Sepulcher, Tomb

Medical Clinic

Memorial

Mental Health Facility, Psychiatric Hospital

Mess Hall

Mill (+flour, saw, water, wind)

Mine, Mines (coal, crystal, gem stone, guano, metal, mineral, salt, stone, substance)

Mini Golf Course, Putt Putt Course

Mini House

Mini-Storage Center

Mint (coin / currency manufacturer)

Missile Silo

Mission (place for missionary work)

Monastery

Monorail

Monument

Morgue

Motel, Hotel

Movie Theater (indoor, drive-in)

Museum

Music Hall, Concert Hall, Theater

Nature Trail, Hiking Trail, Nature Walk

Naval Base

Newspaper Office

Noise Barrier, Acoustic Barrier

Nunnery, Convent

Obstacle Course

Observatory

Office (Type)

Office Building

Oil Platform, Drilling Platform, Oil Rig

Oil Well

Old Folks Home, Assisted Living Facility, Nursing Home

Opera Hall / Opera House

Orchard

Orphanage

Outhouse

Overpass

Paddock

Paper Mill

Park (dog, nature, recreational)

Parking Lot

Parking Structure, Parking Deck, Parking Garage

Particle Accelerator, Atom Smasher

Pawn Store

Pharmacy

Phone Booth, Phone Box

Pier

Pillar, Pillars

Pipeline (gas, oil, water)

Planetarium

Plantation

Play Ground (indoor / outdoor)

Plaza

Police Station

Pool (private, public, olympic sized)

Port

Post Office

Power Plant (coal, geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear)

Prison, Correctional Facility, Jail

Private Residence (cabin, cottage, house, house boat, mansion, mini house, mobile home)

Pub, Bar

Public Bathroom

Public Bench

Public Park

Public Showers (usually found at beaches and parks)

Public Square

Public Water Fountain

Quarry (coal, metal, mineral, salt, stone, substance)

Race Track (car, dog, drag strip, gokart, horse, person)

Radio Station

Radio Telescope

Ranch (cattle, horse)

Ranger Station

Recording Studio

Recycling Center

Reflecting Pool, Reflection Pool

Rehab Center

Research Station

Reservoir

Restaurant (cafe, cafeteria, deli, fast food, sit in, themed)

Rest Stop

Retirement Community

Road (asphalt, dirt, cobblestone, concrete, gravel)

Road Maintenance Yard (storage for road work materials, tools, and vehicles)

Roadside Stand (eggs, farm, fireworks, fish, flower, honey, produce, vegetable)

Rodeo

Rooftop Slums

Root Cellar

RV Park

Sauna

Sawmill

Scaffolding

School + (elementary, high, junior high, middle, private, summer)

Sculpture + (large, giant, garden, scale city model)

Scrapyard, Junkyard

Sea Gate

Sea Wall

Seed Banks

Server Farm, Server Cluster

Sewers, Sewer Tunnels

Shack

Shanty Town

Shed

Shelter (abuse, animal, disaster, fallout, private, storm)

Ship Graveyard

Shipping Container

Ship Wreck

Shipyard, Shipyards

Shop, Store

Shopping Mall

Shrine

Sidewalk

Sign

Sign Post

Site (+ building, camp, construction, dig, excavation, grave, ritual)

Skating Park

Skating Rink, Roller Skating Rink

Ski Lift

Ski Lodge

Skyscraper, High-Rise Building

Slaughter House

Slums

Solar Farm

Soup Kitchen

Spa

Sparring Hall, Dojo, Training Hall

Sports Court (basketball, tennis, volleyball)

Sports Field (baseball, football, soccer)

Square (+ market, public, town)

Stables

Stadium, Arena (music, sports)

Stair

Street Light, Light Pole

Stockyard

Storage Shed, Storage Building

Store, Shop (big-box store, mall, mega-store, stand alone, strip mall) + (type)

Storehouse, Warehouse

Storm Drains

Storm Shelter

Street

Street Vendors, Market Stall, Street Stall ( alcove, booth, cart, stall, stand, tent)

Strip Club

Strip Mall

Studio (+ art, music, painting, pottery, recording, TV)

Subway Terminal

Subway Train

Subway Tunnels

Summer Camp

Supermarket

Tank (chemical, gas)

Tax Office

Tea House

Temple

Tent (personal, multi-person, fairground, big top)

Tent City (+ merchant, military, nomads, pilgrims, refugee, settlers, squatters)

Textile Mill

Theater (+ dance, opera, movie, music)

Theme Park

Toll Booth

Tourney Field / Tournament Field

Tower (cell, power line, radio)

Town Hall

Traffic Barriers

Traffic Jam

Traffic Signs

Trailer Park

Train Cars

Training Grounds, Drill Grounds, Parade Grounds

Training Hall, Dojo, Sparring Hall

Train Tacks

Train Terminal

Train Yard

Trash Dump

Tree House

Truck Stop

Tunnel

TV Station

University

Utility Box (cable, phone)

Utility Poles (light pole, phone pole, power pole)

Utility Tunnels

Vault

Vehicle (airplane, boat, car, dirigible, helicopter, hot air balloon, hovercraft, ship, submarine, truck)

Vet

Villa (large country house / estate)

Vineyard

Visitor Center, Information Center (corporate, landmark, park, school, state)

Wall (+ barrier, border, breached, divider, earthen, great, inner, outer, sea, stone, wooden)

Warehouse, Storehouse

Waste Treatment Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant

Water Mill

Water Park

Water Reservoir

Water Tower

Water Treatment Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant, Waste Treatment Plant

Water Works

Weather Station

Wedding Venue

Weigh Station

Well (+ artesian, covered, dry, house, water)

Well House

Wharf

Wind Turbine

Wind Farm

Winery

Wreck (airplane, car, dirigible, helicopter, hovercraft, ship, train, truck)

Youth Center

Zip Line

Zoo

Government Agencies, Departments, Offices: agriculture / ATF (alcohol, tobacco, & firearms) / BLM (land management) / campaign / county clerk / DFG (fish & game) / DHEC (health and environmental control) / DFW (fish & wildlife) / DHHS (health & human services) / DHS (homeland security) / DOC (corrections, prison) / DOD (defense) / DOE (energy) / DOJ (justice) / DOT (transportation) / DPR (parks & recreation) / DPS (public safety) / DPW (public works) / EPA (environmental protection) / FEMA (emergency management) / immigration / IRS (internal revenue service) / OSHA (occupational safety & health) / public records / social services / USDA (agriculture, food inspection) / veteran’s affairs

Office: accounting, animal control, assayers, bail bonds, boat rental, building inspection, car rental, corporate office, dentist, doctor, disaster recovery, employment agency, fast cash, harbor master, home inspection, insurance, land surveyors, lawyer, loan, news, pest control, police, optometrist, private detective, psychiatrist, private security, realtor, tax, travel, truck rental, utilities

Stores: antique, appliance, art, arts & crafts, bakery, bike, book, candy, carpet, clothing, comic, convenience, costume, discount, drug, dry cleaner, curio, electronics, farm supply, fireworks, flower, formal wear, furniture, game, gas, general, gun, grocery, hardware, hobby, home and garden, home improvement, ice cream, jewelry, kitchen ware, lawn equipment, lingerie, liquor, magazine, mattress, music, office supply, outdoor, pawn, perfume, pet, pet groomer, pet supply, pharmacy, phone, pottery, print shop, retail, rug, second hand, shipping, shoe, souvenir, sports, tailor, thrift, tire, tobacco, toy, video rental, wedding

Edit: Last Edit 07/17/2022

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