Archive for May, 2010

John Hancock Center Chicago

The John Hancock Center is a landmark skyscraper located in North Michigan in the Gold Coast Area of Chicago in Illinois. It is quite distinctive in the Chicago skyline by its twin antenna masts located on top of the building. It has been considered as one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. John […]

Aqua Tower

The Aqua Tower is a mixed-used residential building located in the Lakeshore East development in downtown Chicago. It is a Modernist skyscraper considered to be the 3rd tallest building in the world designed by a female architect. The name “Aqua” for the said building was derived to fit into the wave-like forms of the balconies as well as matching the blur-green tint of its windows which resembles the color of water. The name also fits the nautical theme of the Lakeshore East development.Aqua To…

Scotia Plaza Building

The Scotia Plaza is a Postmodern commercial office building located at 40 King Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is right in the midst of the city’s financial district. It is considered as Toronto’s second highest building ans one of its most recognizable ones.Scotia Plaza HistoryThe Scotia Plaza was constructed sometime in 1988. Building the skyscraper took around 8 years to complete due to the fact that part of the building project included that the functions of the existing Bank of …