Coutances Cathedral

Coutances Cathedral 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

Comcast Center Building

Comcast Center Building 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

Liberty Place

Liberty Place 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. L

Baku Flame Towers

Baku Flame Towers 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

Innovation Tower

Innovation Tower 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

Episcopal Palace Of Astorga

Episcopal Palace Of Astorga 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

The Smithsonian Institution Building

The Smithsonian Institution Building 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

The Pantheon

The Pantheon 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

1111 Lincoln Road

1111 Lincoln Road 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

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral 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