July 19th, 2014
Coutances Cathedral is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral located in the town of Coutances in Normandy, France. It is the seat of the Bishop of Coutances and Avranches. At 80 meters or 295 feet tall, the cathedral is a striking fixture in the town and can be seen as far away as the Island of Jersey, which is around 14 miles away.
Coutances Cathedral History
The Coutances Cathedral is not the first church built
June 25th, 2014
The Comcast Center is a skyscraper located in the Center City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At 58 stories and standing 297 meters or 974 feet tall, it is currently the tallest building in Philadelphia and the 18th tallest building in the US. The building is named after its major tenant, cable company Comcast, which also considered the building as its main headquarters.
Comcast Center History
With the demand for c
June 17th, 2014
Liberty Place is a skyscraper complex located in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is composed of two skyscrapers, the 61-story One Liberty Place and the 58-story Two Liberty Place, as well as a 14-story hotel and a 2-story shopping mall. During the 1980′s, One Liberty Place was considered as the tallest skyscraper in the city of Philadelphia until 2008, when it was overtaken by the Comcast Center.
May 27th, 2014
The Baku Flame Towers is a complex of three buildings located in the city of Baku in Azerbaijan. It is quite distinct in the Baku skyline because of the three buildings designed to form flames, hence its name. The three towers consist of a hotel, apartments, and office blocks. It is also considered as the tallest structures in Azerbaijan.
Baku Flame Towers History
The capital city of Baku in Azerbaijan has a long a
May 17th, 2014
Innovation Tower is a striking building that forms part of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Also known as the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, this building is located in the northwestern tip of the university campus in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The building houses the University’s School of Design.
Innovation Tower History
The Hong Kong PolyU wanted to build a building that will stand on the vacant space on the
May 9th, 2014
The Episcopal Palace is a neo-medieval building located in Astorga, Spain. It was built under the Catalan Modernisme style. It is notable in the sense that it was a building built by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. It is also one of the only three buildings that the noted architect designed and built outside of Catalan.
Episcopal Palace History
The Episcopal Palace stands on an area where an original structure was
April 25th, 2014
The Smithsonian Institution Building is the administrative building and information center for the Smithsonian Institution. It is located near the National Mall in Washington D.C. it is just behind the Sackler Gallery and National Museum of African Art. It is also nicknamed the Smithsonian Castle because for its distinct faux Norman style.
Smithsonian Institution Building History
The Smithsonian Castle was the very
April 11th, 2014
The Pantheon is an ancient Roman building located in Rome, Italy. It is considered as one of the best preserved of ancient Roman buildings. It was first built around 126 AD, a strong testament to its durability. Its dome is still considered as the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, even after almost 2,000 years.
The Pantheon History
The Pantheon was first commissioned by Marcus Agrippa, a Roman state
April 3rd, 2014
1111 Lincoln Road is a widely acclaimed parking garage unlike any other you might have seen. It is an architecturally striking building located in the South Beach section of Miami Beach in Florida. It is located at the western end of the Lincoln Road Mall and at the intersection of Alton Road. Due to its interesting design that sets it apart from other parking garage designs, this parking garage has attracted quite
March 27th, 2014
Canterbury Cathedral is an impressive medieval cathedral located in Canterbury, Kent. It is one of the most famous and oldest Christian cathedrals in England. It is also the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the Church of England. It is also considered as a part of a World Heritage site.
Canterbury Cathedral History
The current building was a rebuilding of a previous church that stands on the same