AT&T Stadium (Home of the NFL Cowboys) Architecture, Texas

The AT&T Stadium is the most expensive sports complex in the world. Originally estimated to cost $650 million, the stadium's current construction cost was $1.15 billion. It is located in Arlington Texas. It is the official home of the Cowboys of the NFL. The original stadium was completed in 1971 and completely renovated in 2005-2009. The stadium was designed by the...

History and Pictures of Paris, France

History Of Paris, France Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is located on the Seine River in the north end of the country. The city has 2.2 million people in it as of 2009. Its whole metropolitan area consists of over 12 million people. By the late 12th century, Paris had become a walled cathedral city that...

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...

Emperor Justinian 1 (Justinian the Great) Architectural Influence

Intro My intent for writing this post is to enlighten you on what I found thought provoking about the history of Justinian the Great, specifically a look into his architectural influence during his Byzantine Empire. Before we get into the in-depth historical lens, lets first put ourselves into perspective. Think about the greatest contemporary architecture today, probably a skyscraper of some sort....

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,...

Chicago’s Heroin Highway Is a Real Problem

How a Major Chicago Interstate Allows Drug Trade to Prosper Have you ever wondered how drugs appear in new and unexpected places everyday? One answer: easy access and transportation. One new place the drug heroin has become extremely prevalent is the suburbs of Chicago. Many families have turned to reliable rehab centers in order to help their struggling family members. You...

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...

Ryugyong Hotel Building North Korea Took 20 Years?

The Ryugyong Hotel located in North Korea was designed in 1987 yet looks modern to this day. The fact that it essentially took 20 years to complete this building shocks me. After the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the North Korean economy, therefore the construction for the Ryugyong Hotel halted in 1992. After many years without windows, construction resumed in...

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...

The World’s Tallest Waterslide in Kansas City

The World's Tallest Waterslide Looks as Terrifying As It Sounds Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City is getting ready to break a world record. Kansas City needs some fun due to it being in the middle of nowhere, so is it shocking they will now have the world's tallest water slide. The slide is as tall a 17-story office building. According to Schlitterbahn,...

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...

Top Ten Most Expensive Real Estate Markets in the United States

Most Expensive Cities to Buy a House in the United States A new top ten list displays the most expensive cities in the United States to buy a house. These are essentially the top ten most expensive real estate markets in the Unites States. Most rich places in the United States are in California according to Coldwell Banker. This is no...

Underground Pedway System Chicago – Everything you Need to Know

Part of thriving within an urban setting is discovering crazy, mind blowing factoids about the city that you call home. Urban Splatter is only scratching the surface of what this world's urban development has to offer to you. So get off the computer and start discovering! Well actually first read this article. You might be wondering what a pedway system...

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...

Art Structure Created by Attaching 3,144 Bicycles Together

Amazing Art Piece Comes to Toronto This amazing piece of art consists of 3,144 bicycles connected together. The whole structure covers 100 feet long by 30 feet wide. This is the first time “Forever Bicycles is being showed in a city. The piece was made by a Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. It will be in Toronto Canada in...

Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) Rebuilt in Dresden Germany

The Frauenkirche was originally built in 1743 and designed by Dresden's city architect George Bähr. It was placed on the outskirts of town and was surrounded by a graveyard. The church entails Baroque architecture with dramatic curves and bold complex details. The most distinct feature of the church is the 96 meter tall dome, resembling a lot of Roman style architecture. Wikipedia stated...

The government came in like a wrecking ball for Flint, Michigan, not Miley Cyrus

Over the past few years America has been dealing with an economy that is eroding. The truth is everyone in some way has been affected by it. Not only citizens themselves but whole cities have actually gone under water recently. Although Obama has promising outlooks for the future, some cities have had to take action because their towns took...

Washington Bridge Collapse is a wake up call

The National Transportation Safety Board stated Saturday that the bridge collapse in Washington last week is a wake-up call for the nation. "This is a really significant event and we need to learn from it, not just in Washington but around the country," Debbie Hersman explained while taking a boat ride on the Skagit River below the terrible scene where...

A Change in Our City’s Infrastructure After Boston Marathon Bombing

// // In a city with garbage cans, mail boxes, dumpsters and parked cars, it is practically impossible to prevent such a catastrophic event such as the one that took place on Monday April 15th 2013. Reports were made that the two bombs deployed in the Boston marathon were placed in garbage cans. Many dense cities have already considered alternatives...

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...

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...

Diverging Diamond Patterns: A Civil Engineering Persepective

Diverging Diamond Interchanges Here is a little something for you Civil Engineers and Road "Architects". Transportation and infrastructure in the modern world advances everyday. We see examples while driving, flying, and even biking around our cities, towns, and villages. Keeping traffic to a minimum for CE's is as vital as CAD to an architect. Civil engineers attempt to fix this...