Archive for February, 2010

The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a restored Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto, Japan. Known more popularly in Japanese as Kinkaku-ji, this striking three story building is famous for its shimmering golden exterior. It is because of this that Kinkaku-ji has become quite a popular tourist spot in Kyoto.Golden Pavilion HistoryThe Temple of the Golden Pavilion was initially built in 1397 as a retirement villa for the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The villa was later on converted into a Zen temp…

63 Building

The 63 Building is a landmark skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea. It is found in Yeouido Island that overlooks the Han River. The number “63” refers to the number of official floors of the building, with 60 of them above ground and 3 as basement floors. The 63 Building is an iconic structure that becomes part of the rapid economic boom that South Korea experienced in a relatively short amount of time.63 Building Facts63 Building is one of Seoul’s most famous buildings. It was considered as…

Ulm Minster Church

Ulm Minster is a Lutheran church located in Ulm, Germany. It holds the reputation of being called the tallest church in the world. It is sometimes called a cathedral due to its great size. But the Ulm Minster is not a cathedral since it has never been a seat of a bishop. Ulm Minster HistoryUlm Minster was built sometime around the 14th century. The previous parish church of Ulm was located outside the walled city. A plan to build a new church inside the city walls was made. The first foundation …

Transamerica Pyramid

The Transamerica Pyramid is an iconic building and landmark located in San Francisco, California. It is the tallest and the most recognizable building in the city’s skyline. It was once the main headquarters for Transamerica Corporation. Transamerica Pyramid HistoryThe Transamerica Pyramid was built on historic Montgomery Block. It was designed by architect William Pereira and once faced considerable opposition as to its construction. But it was eventually constructed in 1969. The building was f…