November 6th, 2014
One57 is a new 75-story skyscraper rising out of the Midtown neighborhood in Manhattan in New York City. Designed to be a residential building, it stands 306 meters or 1,005 feet tall. This makes it the tallest residential building in the city for now. But as new residential skyscrapers are spouting out of the Manhattan skyline, another upcoming building set to be completed by 2015 might just overtake it.
September 16th, 2014
The Woolworth Building is a notable historical landmark building located in Broadway, Manhattan in New York City. It is one of the early US skyscrapers, which was completed in 1913. It is one of the oldest surviving skyscrapers not only in the city but the entire USA. Since it was completed, it is consistently included in the 20 tallest buildings in New York City and belongs among the one hundred tallest buildings
September 9th, 2014
Two Prudential Plaza is a super tall skyscraper located in the Loop area in Chicago, Illinois. Also known by its slang name “2 Pru”, it is considered as the sixth tallest building in Chicago and the 13th tallest in the US. One reason why it is not one of the more popular skyscrapers in the city is because it is overshadowed by its neighbor, the Aon Center and partially blocked by its sister property, th
August 17th, 2014
The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre is a unique looking academic building located within the campus of the City University of Hong Kong along Tat Hong Avenue in Kowloon Tong. The nine-story building is considered as an architectural icon with its unique crystalline design. It has received several architectural awards from Emporis as well as the International Property Awards.
Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Hi
August 2nd, 2014
The De Rotterdam Building is a skyscraper located at Wilhelmina Pier in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. It is a 44-floor building provides office spaces and hotel as well as apartments. It is located in a complex that also includes the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal and the KPN Tower. It covers a total area of 160,000 square meters, making it the largest building in Europe.
De Rotterdam Building History
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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
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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