The Palazzo

The Palazzo The Palazzo is a popular luxury hotel and casino resort located at the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is currently considered as the tallest building in the state. It is operated as part of a hotel complex that includes the Venetian Hotel and Casino and the Sands Convention Center, all of which are managed by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. As a hotel complex, it is considered by the Guinness Book of Worl

One57 Building

One57 Building 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. One57 Bu

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