Category: Historic Architecture
December 21, 2020
Choosing a Topic on Architecture: History Essay Guide for Students

Whether you like history or not, you need to study it in order to get your degree. And studying doesn’t mean just reading and attending lectures. Writing papers is also an essential part of the process. Surely, if you know how to use essay help services, things may be a lot easier. However, it’s vital […]

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November 24, 2020
Floating Concert Hall - Point Counterpoint II Louis Kahn and My Additional Design Proposal

In the 1957 Robert Boudreau founded the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. Originally, they would tow a barge along the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers and pull up to a shore to perform on the barge. In the 1970s Robert Boudreau commissioned Louis Kahn to design a self-contained, self-propelled concert stage with a pop-up clamshell […]

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November 3, 2020
5 Things You Must Do Before Borrowing Money

Image Source 5 Things You Must Do Before Borrowing Money Loans help people in more ways than one. It helps with getting through bad times or when emergencies arise that require financial assistance. However, while there are many loans readily accessible to the public, there is a risk entailed with getting a loan: a debt […]

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February 23, 2020
In which region of Greece should you charter yachts?

  Greece is next to Croatia the most popular yacht charter destination in this part of Europe. The reason for this is excellent weather, very good sailing conditions and a beautiful landscape. White houses scattered over the hills, clean and charming beaches, crystal clear water and a unique Mediterranean climate makes more and more people […]

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November 16, 2014
The History and Architecture of the Flatiron Building (New York)

What Makes the Flatiron Building so Cool to This Day When built over 100 years ago the Flatiron building in New York was famous not for it's height but for its unique architecture, structure-wise. Ever since 1902 photographers and media in general depict the Flatiron Building as an iconic building of New York because there […]

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May 29, 2014
Commemorating Rachel Carson's Environmental Influence

Born: May 27, 1907 Springdale, Pennsylvania Died: April 14, 1964 Silver Spring, Maryland Our planet needs more people to bring light to the environmental impacts of our ignorant behavior as Rachel Carson has. Rachel Carson was a marine biologist and a very influential American environmentalist that published the award-winning book Silent Spring in 1962. Her […]

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May 23, 2014
Most Famous Mosques Around the World

A mosque is a Muslim place of worship that is typically elaborate in architectural details. The following images are of the most famously known Mosques with breath-taking architecture. Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan   Al-Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia   Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) in Istanbul, Turkey   Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan […]

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February 8, 2014
Architect, Mary Jane Colter's Buildings

Mary Jane Colter is one of America's prized woman architects. Born on April 4, 1869 and died on January 8, 1958, made her a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. Her trademark is buildings that capture the history and materials of their environment. She was affluent in Native American cultures, and typically would incorporate traditional symbols and design […]

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January 9, 2014
What You Did Not Know About the St. Louis Gateway Arch

An American Monument The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a modern marvel of American architecture. It is currently the tallest man-made monument in the United States. The 630 feet structure was capped off in 1967 and opened to the public. The interesting part about the building is that it has an observation deck at the […]

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December 23, 2013
Buckingham Fountain Chicago Grant Park Design/History

Buckingham Fountain is a landmark located in Chicago, in the center of Grant Park. It was designed to allegorically resemble Lake Michigan. It was dedicated in 1927 and is one of the world's largest fountains. It is deprived from Rococo Wedding Cake design. Architects: Daniel Burnham, Edward H. Bennett If you want to visit the […]

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May 29, 2013
Lady Gaga Purchases Mansion in Scotland (Pictures)

Lady Gaga purchase of her new house is belated because of her continuous on the road lifestyle. She splurged on this megamansion just a couple years ago. Modern celebrity Lady Gaga has allegedly bought Yester House, a 17th century mansion near Gifford in East Lothian in Scotland - much to the bewilderment of local inhabitants! […]

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November 6, 2012
A Different view of Church Ceilings (Panoramas)

Photographer- Richard Silver takes us on a tour of magnificently designed church ceilings around NYC. Each photo is a vertical panorama consisting of 6-10 photos stitched together. Capturing from the pew to the exit door and back again, the mind-blowing 180-degree view wonderfully captures the delicate detail and design of each church’s ceiling.

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October 2, 2012
Ponte Vecchio Florence, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio Bridge (Old Bridge) was constructed in 1345 over the Arno Rive in Florence, Italy. As you can see from the images, the bridge is very unique. Currently, the bridge consists of small businesses such as jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. Fun Facts It was said that the economic concept of bankruptcy originated on the bridge, when […]

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September 21, 2012
Photo Montage Reveals Europe's History Mixing With Present

Europe's war-torn history is certainly not all that far from the present. This becomes strangely clear in "Ghosts of History," a collection of haunting images that overlay pictures from France throughout World War II with present-day photographs of the same areas. There are several urban legend stories that recount how millions of soldiers that lost […]

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September 18, 2012
Obama House In Chicago: The Serene Palace

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, own this home in the Kenwood community area of Chicago. It is situated in the 5000 block of South Greenwood. They paid $1.65 million for the Georgian-style home quickly after he became a senator in 2005. Read more about the Obama house in Chicago. The house has […]

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September 16, 2012
A Recycled Glass Masterpiece House

The glass house in Christiania, Copenhagen (in Freetown), shows that high-powered architects are not the only ones who will build stunning glass structures. This building was created from salvaged elements and the external glass walls are made up of old windows. The aged window frames create character and charm to the home. Due to the […]

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September 14, 2012
Abandoned Hospital Beelitz-Heilstätten Morgue, Berlin, Germany

This may just be the most beautiful abandoned hospital in the world. Actually, it is, according the officials at Urban Splatter. Urban explorers travel from all over The European countries to see and photograph the Beelitz-Heilstäten outside Berlin. Constructed in 1898 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, it was turned into a army hospital at the beginning of World […]

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September 13, 2012
Moss-Covered Cottage in Ireland

I like the natural over-grown look in certain buildings. In this case is really looks good in my opinion. I would live here any-day  as long as the roof is stabilized with supports. Doesn't it remind you of Shrek? An abandoned cottage with a roof practically taken over by plant life is bathed in spooky light […]

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September 12, 2012
Once a Home, Now just Abandoned Mess

Once a Home, Ohio Perhaps the most stunning thing about this abandoned home in Pike County, Ohio is the surprisingly massive pile of aluminum cans dumped in front of the house.* When the house was found along a 4 miles dirt driveway officers were discussed and shocked with disturbing images. As an officer opened the front door […]

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August 15, 2012
Tribune Tower; A Chicago Landmark

Tribune tower was built in 1925 in Chicago, IL (obviously). With its Neo- Gothic design (meaing the revival of Gothic or victorian architecture. So basically, buildings that look like their from Elizabethan England, but were actually built like forty years ago) and 36 floors, it seems like any other building lying around Chicago; Except its so much more. […]

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