Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA in 2020

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Detroit, MI Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 20.0 Your chance of being a victim: 1 in 50 The Motor City once again not a surprise to be on the list. Major U.S. cities tend to grow but Detroit on the other hand, has seen steep population declines for half a century. In the...

Minneapolis VS St. Paul: Things To Consider Before Moving To Either One

You’ll find distinct seasons, friendly neighborhoods, and commercial opportunities in Minnesota. This state offers different cities where people can call their new homes. Among these ones, you might be considering relocating to Minneapolis or St. Paul. Continue reading to know more about these two cities in this 32nd state of the United States. By the end of this post, you...

One of the World’s Biggest Highway Interchanges: Nanpu Bridge

The Nanpu bridge is the world’s  fourth longest cable stayed bridge. This is also the first girder bridge of Shanghai with a structural composition of steel and concrete. Before the year 1991, people used to communicate between Puxi and Pudong with the help of the ferry service. After the construction of the bridge completed in the year 1991, it...

Top 5 Cities for LGBT Travelers

A rainbow-colored spectrum of fabulous cities around the world await those who seek LGBT-friendly destinations. From the laid-back friendliness of Portland, to the clubs of Berlin, to the Pride Festivals of Auckland, we’ve rounded up the top five cities that will ensure your next holiday is incredible. Tokyo, Japan – there is no city...

What to Expect When Looking for a Rental in DC

The District of Columbia (DC) is a large metropolitan area in the United States, and whether you have been offered your dream job or are starting a fresh chapter, you probably will want to make your new move to Washington as stress-free as possible. There is a lot to do in the city, from monuments and memorials...

American Cities With Incredible Architecture That You Should Visit Now

As a blogger, I love posting articles on cities and their amazing architecture. Here is an article talking about some great US cities' architecture. As the third-largest country in the world, witnessing the country's greatest buildings and architectural feats can feel challenging. With so much to see in the country, knowing where to...

Taking Care To Incorporate Trees Into Modern Urban Design

Paris is the latest major city to make a pledge to plant more trees, and the local council would like to see 50% of the French capital covered by planted areas by 2030. In the same time frame, Sydney and Milan hope to plant at least 3 million trees each. Nature is already being brought into the urban...

5 things to do in San Jose

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica. Although it is not its main attraction, it is worth knowing some of the treasures of the most important city in the country. You will not be short of things to do in San Jose: from strolling down Central Avenue to disconnecting in La Sabana. In this post, we tell you 25 things...

Why You Should Move to Palo Alto, CA

Looking for properties for sale in Palo Alto? Read this article to learn why we think our town is the perfect choice for you!

HVAC System Configuration Analysis Example

The Aqua tower is an 82 story high-rise building located in downtown Chicago designed by Studio Gang. The mixed use structure holds a hotel (3-17), residential apartments (18-53), condos (53-81) and retail space. Each floor covers approximately 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2) which totals to 2 million sq ft. The project is LEED certified on the most basic level. The...

Bringing Mother Earth into Urban Design

Approximately 74 percent of Americans believe that, 'the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment', according to a Pew Research Center survey. In an era of diminishing oil reserves and increasing energy costs, the demand for housing designs that offer a low carbon footprint has never been so popular. Whether it's a contemporary prefab home design or a...

Golden Opportunities in San Francisco

On the Pacific coast of California, San Francisco is an alluring destination for many travelers. It’s a city of stunning architecture, graced by the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as a rich culture and diverse art scene. Whether you’re traveling to San Francisco for a weekend or a month, it’s a good idea to look for a...

Poetry Foundation by John Ronan Architects

The Poetry Foundation by architect John Ronan is in itself poetic in the way ones moves through the building’s material layers of zinc, glazing, and wood. One has a constant view of the heart of the building; the courtyard garden. The courtyard garden nourishes poets through audio performances of their work. One of the...

An Analytical Look into The Marina Towers In Chicago

  NAME: MARINA CITY BUILT IN: 1964 LOCATION: CHICAGO (RIVER NORTH) ARCHITECT: BERTRAND GOLDBERG As seen above, the floor plans all are organized to radiate around the central shaft-core. The balcony space proportionally large in comparison to the rest of the condos. The cyan lines indicate a unique organizational method as a result of the circular plan. The condos come in studio, one bedroom...

Enter The Mall of America

Enter the city within a city. The Mall of America is a symbol the vitality of business. Hosting over 4 miles of total store front footage, the MOA is a testament to revolutionizing the shopping experience.  Since the doors opened on August 11, 1992, the MOA has become one of the most sought tourist destinations in the nation. But it did...

Symbolism of the Eiffel Tower

Paris Peace sign
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 Paris Attacks, Jean Jullien desired to capture solidarity among the...

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) Stories: 89 Completed: 2009 Location: No. 9 Zhongyang Road, Gulou District, Nanjing, China Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architectural Style: Modern Photos ...

Top 5 Chicago Instagram Photos of 2014

 Top Urban Splatter Instagram Photos of Chicago from 2014 Here are just some of the best pictures taken of Chicago for Urban Splatter's instagram. Take a look below at some of these amazing photos. What do you think of them? Can you tell where most of these places are?   Leave...

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 buildings built after WW2, having a distinctive architectural style,...

How Architecture Will Change in 50 Years

The World of Architecture in 50 Years Architecture is a constantly changing art form, yet any era of architecture can be admired and some prefer historical architecture for many different reasons. The construction materials have stayed fairly constant over the years with slight modifications along the way. Some of these modifications include fire resistant materials, double pained windows, and double-pane...

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. This time around we want to show you the actual largest...

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...

Masdar City near Abu Dhabi, Dubai: A Zero Carbon City

Masdar City is a project that is being built in Abu Dubai. The city is planned to be zero-carbon emitting, this means no cars. Electricity is provided by the photo-voltaic towers located throughout the city. The city is "walled" meaning that no cars are able to come in, yet there is local public transportation available in any area of...