Category: Construction
July 17, 2012
Firework Show or Building? The Taipei 101 Building

The Taipei 101 formerly know as the Taipei World Financial Center was constructed in 2004 while construction started in 1999. It remained the tallest building from 2004-2010. The building is has 101 above ground (hence the name) and 5 floors below ground. The building is located in the Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building consists of the faster […]

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July 16, 2012
One World Trade Center Construction at Ground Zero

An Iconic American Building The attacks of the Twin Towers or World Trader Center brought anger, frustration, discrimination, fear, and suffering to the people of the United States. On the same say of the attack mayor Rudy Giuliani stated, "We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The […]

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July 16, 2012
Jenga Building Planned to be Constructed 56 Leonard Street

The reason I called this a jenga building was because of all the cantilever bulges coming out of the building. The sides of the building will be completely glass. The construction began in 2007 but was seized due to financial problems during that time. Now with construction booming, hopefully the construction of this building will […]

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July 14, 2012
Park or Railroad? The High Line in New York

When you first saw the images of The High Line you might have thought that it was an abandoned railroad, which is what I first thought. That is actually correct, because before The High Line or also called New York City linear park was created in 2009 it was an abandoned railroad. It stretches 1 […]

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July 14, 2012
The National Historic Landmark Falling Water By Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Legacy If you know anything about architecture you must know about the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in 1867 and died in 1959. His main philosophy was bringing nature into architecture. His fame was brought to him because of his revolutionary style. His buildings are generally […]

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July 14, 2012
Man Turns Half His Basement Into A Fish Tank

This has been a dream of mine ever since I read this article a year ago. You can probably tell that I am an aquarium enthusiast just by seeing my selection of posts. I think that everyone can be inspired from this though and that is why I am posting it. So basically what this guy did […]

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July 13, 2012
Crain Communications Building Facts

The Crain Communications Building (Formerly known as the Smurfit-Stone Building) in Chicago, Illinois is one of a kind. Some may argue it is the most unique building to distinguish the Chicago skyline from others. Construction for this building started in 1982, to me it looks like it could easy be from that era. At a […]

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July 12, 2012
Renovating a Massive New York Farm House

It is not uncommon to see abandoned looking homes, especially in this housing market. Whenever I see a house that is falling apart I have the ambition to renovate it. It reminds me of that one TV show called "Flip That House." The show documents newbie house flippers. The show makes it seem really hard to make a […]

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July 11, 2012
Contemporaine Building Downtown Chicago

Introduction Let me introduce you to the Contemporaine Building located in River North Downtown Chicago. Construction for this building started in 2002 and was finalized in 2004. In 2005 the building won an Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture from the American Institute of Architects National Body. In my opinion, this was well-deserved. As you can […]

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July 11, 2012
Architecture Terms Used Within the Site

Not everyone is familiar with some of the vocabulary used within this website and hopefully these definitions will help you in the future. If you do know all of these terms then congratulations for being architecturally savvy! Façade- The front of a building that looks onto a street or open space. Cantilever- A long projecting […]

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