Archive for April, 2010

Umeda Sky Building

The Umeda Sky Building is a unique and striking building that is part of the Osaka City skyline in Japan. It s located in the Umeda district of Kita-ku in Osaka. It is considered as the 7th tallest building in Osaka and one of its most recognizable landmarks. Building HistoryThe Umeda Sky Building was initially part of the “City of Air” project in 1988. The initial plan was to build four interconnected towers in northern Osaka. But eventually the plan was downsized to connecting two towers for p…

Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral is a striking cathedral church located in the city of Milan in Lombardy, northern Italy. Also known as Duomo di Milano or Domm de Milan, this cathedral is the seat of the archbishop of Milan. It is considered to be the fourth largest church in the world and the largest Gothic church in Italy.Milan Cathedral HistoryThe cathedral stands at a site that was also a basilica that was built during the 5th Century and was damaged by fire in 1075. The current structure has its beginni…

Bank of America Tower Miami

The Bank of America Tower is a 47-story office skyscraper located in Miami, Florida. It is considered as one of the landmark buildings in the city and is currently its 8th tallest building. Bank Of America Tower HistoryThe Bank of America Tower was initially for the CenTrust Savings and Loan. The skyscraper was designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners. Preliminary planning started in February 1980 with the construction of the garage started by November. The tower construction began in 1983, a yea…

Chicago Water Tower

The Chicago Water Tower is a notable landmark located in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Specifically, this protected landmark is located at 806 North Michigan Avenue, just along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in the Near North Side community area of Chicago. It is considered as a contributing property in the Old Chicago Water Tower District landmark district.Chicago Water Tower HistoryThis historic water tower dates way back in 1869 the year it was built. It was built as part of a pumpin…