Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, USA

Donalds Trump originally made plans for the Trump Tower to be the tallest in the world but plans changed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It has beat the John Hancock Center but not the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower). It has been acclaimed to be the 12th tallest building in the world. The building hosts...

Abraj Al Bait, Fourth Tallest Building

Located in Saudi Arabia the Abraj Al Bait building is the tallest in the country and 4th tallest around the world. The building has a large worshipping room with a capacity of 10,000. A 5 star hotel is also within the building to accommodate for the many people who go on a pilgrimage to Mecca to participate in the Hajj. There is...

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 at Time Square since 1907. The event is widely viewed...

Amazing Minneapolis Skyline and History

The Second City of the Midwest Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and has many industries that lure people in to live in the metro area. Minneapolis is the 48th largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly 400,000. The city is known for its timber industry specifically and is a major trade city between Chicago...

30 St Mary Axe Modern Architecture London

What is the "30 St Mary Axe" Building? 30 St Mary Axe is a modern, sustainable building located in London's financial district. The building is also widely known as the the Gherkin building and previously called the Swiss Re Building. It was built in 2003 and opened in 2004. In 1992 the Baltic Exchange (a trading center) was bombed, leaving an area...

Photos and More of Houston’s Pretty Skyline

The Best City in Texas Has An Impressive Skyline Yes, Houston may not have a skyline as amazing as Chicago or New York, but it does deserve an honorable mention. The skyline is definitely one of the best west of the Mississippi. The way the buildings are in place and light up at night make it very appealing. Houston is not...

Breathtaking Images of Tokyo and Its Skyline

The World's Largest City Will Impress You Tokyo is not only the largest city in Japan, its the largest in the world. The density in Japan is astronomically high compared to any city in the United States. This is because there is such little land for how many people there are in Japan. Tokyo, Japan is a global city for business,...

The Burj Khalifa and Its Amazing Views and Architecture

The Tallest Building in the World Will Shock You Information and History on The Burj Khalifa The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest building in the world at 2,722 feet tall. This height is about double the height of the Sears Tower. The Burj Khalifa is a new icon for the Middle East, who usually does not...

Hong Kong’s Spectacular Skyline and History

One of a Kind City: Hong Kong Hong Kong is one of the two special Administrative Regions of the China. The other special city is Macau. These cities are a lot like Washington D.C. in the United States because of their administrative aspects. There are 1,223 skyscrapers in Hong Kong. It has more buildings higher than 500 feet than any other city. The...

Futuristic Architecture of the Lloyds of London Building

Intro to the Vision of the Architect - Why Cover Up? The Lloyds Building located in London is also referred to the "inside out building" because of its mechanical-like architecture. From an outside perspective, the way that humans tend to cover up what makes something work, such as the gears or mechanical substances, is quit bizarre. A lot of times...

Beautiful Boston Skyline Photos

A City With Much Pride: Boston Boston, Massachusetts is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in what is known as New England. Boston is one of America's most historic cities as areas nearby were where America's founders landed centuries ago. Boston is an icon today for many reasons, including its architecture, pride, and amazing schools. Some of the schools Boston is...

The History and Architecture of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in France composed of massive latticework structure. It is located in the heart off Paris, France. It is a landmark visited today by thousands of tourists and visitors to Paris. The Eiffel Tower: An Architecture Marvel The Eiffel Tower was built for the Paris Exposition of 1889. It had originally been built to be temporary, but it was...

Chicago Architecture Versus New York Architecture

Comparing Architecture of Two Prominent American Cities Take a look at two very large metropolitan areas in the United States, Chicago and New York. They are very different in life style, charm, and architecture, but at the same time are very similar. There are so many different aspects to consider when comparing and contrasting two cities, so pin pointing a...

Examples of Art Deco in Architecture

Examples of Art Deco in Architecture The artistic/architectural era called art deco evolved from France after WWI. Technological advancements brought the demand for fast production where art deco became suitable. Art deco resembled luxury, and forward thinking. Bold shapes, colors, and intricate straight lines encase the art deco style. I hope for a revival of art deco because it is...

Reed Kroloff on Modern and Romantic Architecture World Trade Center

Reed Kroloff gives us another view for judging new architecture: is it modern, or is it romantic? Look for inspirational images from two leading practices - and a blistering critique of the 9/11 planning process. The use of different materials in architecture changed drastically after the devastating but revolutionary event that took place on 9/11. Warning, some language used in the beginning of...

Shanghai World Financial Center Coolest Observatory Deck in The World

On the 100th the Shanghai World Financial Center's observatory remains teh tallest cantilevered observatory deck in the world. What makes it so unique is that the bridge like sructure spans the tops of the building's gap, at 1,555 feet in the air. Construction went from 1997-2008 Architect: Kohn Petersen Fox

5 Architectural Fails

Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Tacoma, WA The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a suspension bridge that connected the port city of Tacoma, WA, with the Kitsap Peninsula. It was the third-longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened to the public on July 1, 1940, but it closed four months later after a spectacular collapse. The cause of the collapse was inadequate girders that were...

Chinese City Built From Scratch Released by KPF

While China still has so many empty cities still waiting more than 10 years to be occupied, they still plan on building up another large city. This city is much different, read more to find out how. Directly from the  international architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF). The KPF design for the Meixi Lake master plan seeks to establish a paradigm...

Hovering Observation Deck Above Grand Central Terminal

Architecture firm SOM has proposed adding a floating observation deck that slides up and down the sides of two new skyscrapers. SOM states that the hovering deck would increase the quality of the public space surrounding the building by adding an “iconic landmark” with a 360-degree panorama of the city skyline. // // New York City could use some visually diverse...

Jaw-Dropping Spa at the Viceroy Miami- Philippe Starck

Just when you think you have seen it all from design’s eternal enfant terrible, Philippe Starck continues to surprise. Recombining some of his signature set pieces—oversize mirrors, brightly tinted crystal chandeliers, and haute-French furniture—the master of whimsical pastiche debuted this 28,000-square-foot dream of a spa and fitness center at the Viceroy Miami in December 2008, on the 15th floor...

Hurricane Sandy Photo Collection

Here are just some of the pictures that have surfaced now that Hurricane Sandy has passed. These photos locations range from New York City to the shores of Virginia. As of now at least 11 deaths have been reported from accidents caused by the hurricane conditions. These pictures help the rest of America see what went down the night...

Shocking Aerial Images of the Best Cities

Aerial images of city provide a completely different viewpoint, that brings intense feelings within. When one sees such a massive area filled with buildings, one might be afraid of human kind taking over nature. One may also see the great achievements of mankind. What kind of emotions do these images provoke in you? Fear, shock, amazement, hope, sadness, love for architecture? The realization of your life as...

Manchester Civil Justice Center

In 2002, Her Majesty’s Courts Service held an international competition to choose an architect to design a new purpose built premises for the Department of Justice in the North West, the biggest court complex to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice. The building was obtained through the UK’s Public Private Partnership design. However, in...

Green Algae Proposal for The Marina Towers

A Paris based architecture firm Influx Studios proposed a new "green" transformation for the Marina Towers. The technology used in the design is relatively new. The proposal includes bio reactors that absorb carbon emissions. One of Chicago's main conflicts is the pollution due to the high traffic of cars throughout the city. The proposal includes wind turbines that provide energy as well as transforms the carbon emissions to...