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Symbolism of the Eiffel Tower

Towers have evolved throughout history and cultural development and remain standing tall in the current age. They are our memories and a symbol of a future filled with hope and promise for all. There is no limit to how high we can build and travel as a society. After the …

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Zifeng Tower Architecture and Information China

China’s Zifeng Tower Mimics the Society The Zifeng Tower (formerly known as Nanjing Greenland Financial Center) composes two separate blocks connected by a podium. The skyscraper is divided into sections containing hotels, restaurants, shopping and mostly offices. The interesting geometry of the building mimics the existing road structures. Specifications Height: 1,476′ (450 m) …

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Images of Denver’s Skyline at Night and Day

Denver has 78 declared neighborhoods. The government splits the city up into neighborhoods to organize public works. The neighborhoods are distinct from one another, some being characterized by tall skyscrapers to other being residential buildings to others being historic developments. Many of the neighborhoods in the outskirts of downtown are …

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Top 10 American Cities By Land Area

A Top Ten List That Isn’t Very Popular So you are probably used to hearing the largest city in the United States is New York City. Think again. Most top ten lists for largest cities or countries is based on the amount of people or the population of the area. …

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Time Square’s Architectural Landscape Changes

Time Square was originally called Longacre until the New York Times acquired an adjacent building. In fact there are 330,000 pedestrians that pass through the area every day, these include tourists and people that actually work in the area. The traditional New Year’s Eve crystal ball dropping event has been held …

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The Architecture and History of Moscow

The New York City of Russia: Moscow Moscow, Russia is not a simple city by all means. It is not only the most populated city in Russia, but it is also the capital city. According to Forbes Magazine, Moscow has the most billionaires in the world. The city has an enormous …

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Portland’s Urban Growth Boundary

A Different Type of Urban Planning Portland, Oregon deals with urban growth management, political issues concerning citizens, and environmental issues. The most interesting of all three of these concepts is definitely urban growth management. Portland not only is using some form of this, but it is revolutionizing the idea. Portland …

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Architecture and History of Shanghai

A City With So Much History and Architecture Shanghai, China is one of the most influential commercial and financial centers in the world. It ranks fifth in the 2011 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index . There are many flourishing industries in the metropolitan area. Architecture in Shanghai varies …