Woolworth Building

Woolworth Building 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

Two Prudential Plaza

Two Prudential Plaza 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

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre 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

De Rotterdam Building

De Rotterdam Building 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 A plan for the b

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