Archive for April, 2009

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower is a 300 meter high skyscraper located in the city of Melbourne, Australia. It is a residential tower, considered as the world’s tallest when measured up to its highest habitable floor and not up to its top structural point. The Q1 located on the Gold Coast, Australia takes this recognition as it stands 322.5 meters up to its spire. Eureka Tower Profile The Eureka Tower was designed Fender Katsalidis Architects and built by Grocon. Construction for the tower began in August 2002…

Two International Finance Center

The Two International Finance Center is the taller of two skyscrapers located in the waterfront of Hong Kong’s Central District. It is currently the tallest building in Hong Kong, the seventh tallest office building in the world based on structural height. It is considered as a prominent landmark in the whole of Hong Kong. Building ProfileThe Two International Finance Center was designed by Cesar Pelli and Associates. The building was completed sometime in 2003 and is attached to the second phas…

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is a striking structure found in Delhi, India. It is a Bahai House of Worship and is one of the prominent attractions in the city. The Lotus Tower serves as the main temple for the Bahai faith in the Indian subcontinent. Temple HistoryThe Lotus Temple was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba who was tasked to work on the temple beginning in 1976. Work on the temple took 10 years to complete. It was first opened to the public on December of 1986. It had since attracted m…

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter after the Art Noveau style. He was one of the more prominent members of the Vienna Art Noveau or the Vienna Secession movement. Most of Klimt’s paintings revolved around female subjects expressed with frank eroticism and sensuality. Early LifeGustav Klimt was born on July 14, 1682 in Baumgarten near Vienna, Austria. He was the second of seven children composed of three boys and four girls. His father, Ernst Klimt, was a gold engraver. His mother, A…