Archive for March, 2010

HSBC Main Building Hong Kong

The HSBC Main Building is located in the southern part of Statue Square in Central, Hong Kong. The current structure replaced the old HSBC Building that was built in 1935. The modern structure also included elements of traditional Chinese Feng Shui in its design.HSBC Main Building HistoryThe first HSBC building was known as the Wardley House that was used as the HSBC office from 1865 to 1882 which was also located on the same site. The building was demolished in 1886 to make way for a new buildi…

Trump Tower Chicago

The Trump Tower Chicago is a looming skyscraper located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The building is also known as the Trump International Hotel and Tower or Simply the Trump Tower. It was named after real estate mogul Donald Trump who had it built.Trump Tower HistoryThe Trump Tower was announced in July of 2001 to be constructed on the former site of the Sun-Times Building. It was planned to reach a height of 1,500 feet (460 meters), which would have made it the world’s tallest building. But …

Palace of The Parliament

The Palace of the Parliament is a huge building structure located in Bucharest, Romania. It is a multipurpose building that contains both of Romania’s Parliament chambers. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is considered to be the world’s largest civilian administrative building as well as the world’s most expensive administrative building in the world. It is more commonly called by the Romanians as the People’s House.Palace of the Parliament HistoryConstruction of the huge buil…

Burj Al Arab Building

The Burj Al Arab building is a striking skyscraper located in Dubai, united Arab Emirates. It houses a luxury hotel and is considered to be the third tallest hotel building in the world. Also known as the “Tower of the Arabs” or more commonly as the “Arab Sail”, the Burj Al Arab is considered to be one of the more recognizable landmarks and one f the symbolic icons of the city of Dubai.Burj Al Arab HistoryThe Burj Al Arab was first constructed in 1994. it was designed to resemble an Arab dhow, w…

Williams Tower

The Williams Tower is an imposing skyscraper located in Houston, Texas. It is one of Houston’s tallest and one of its most recognizable skyscrapers. The Williams Tower is actually the fourth tallest in Texas and the 22nd tallest in the United States. The building bears the name of its current major tenant.Williams Tower HistoryWilliams Tower was constructed sometime in 1983. The building was originally developed by Hines Interests LC, a real estate firm in Houston. It was designed by architects …