Archive for May, 2009

1180 Peachtree

The 1180 Peachtree is a 41 story skyscraper located in the Midtown district of Atlanta, Georgia in the US. This building is officially known by its address, the 1180 Peachtree but is also commonly called as the Symphony Tower. This 1180 Peachtree is one of the 10 buildings in the world nominated for the Emporis Award for the year 2006 where it ended up in fourth place. Building Profile The Symphony Tower stands around 657 feet or 200 meters tall. The building was designed by the architectural fi…

Symbolism Art Movement

Symbolism is an art movement that came out sometime in the mate 19th Century. It initially originated in parts of France as well as Belgium in the form of poetry as well as in the other arts. In painting, the movement represented the development of a darker version of Romanticism. The development of Symbolism as an art movement was essentially a reaction of artists against Realism and Naturalism, movements that aim to capture reality in its most natural form. Those who became Symbolist artists r…

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower is a 318 meter tall structure located in the Sports City Complex in Doha, Qatar. It is currently considered as the tallest structure in Doha but is expected to be surpassed by the Dubai Towers which is currently undergoing construction. The Aspire Tower is also known as the Khalifa Sports Tower and the Doha Olympic Tower. Tower FactsThe 318 meter tall tower is a hyperbolic tower designed to resemble the shape of a torch. The tower was initially designed and built to hold the flame f…

Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter known to have been one of the main contributors to the development of the De Stijl art movement. He was known to have developed painting in a non-representational form that he termed Neo-Plasticism. It involves painting grids composed of vertical and horizontal lines with color use limited only to the three known primary colors. Early HistoryMondrian was born Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan on March 7, 1872. He was born in Amersfoort in the Netherlands. He was the sec…