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Admiralty Arch is a well known landmark found in London, England. It is a unique building that includes archways that provide vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Trafalgar Square and The Mall. It was once the home of government offices, but in 2012 the lease was transferred to a property developer . . . Read more
Buckingham Fountain is a famous landmark at the center of Grand Park in the city of Chicago. It is one of the biggest fountains in the world and tourists from all over the world visit the site each year. The fountain works from April to October and water shows occur . . . Read more
The Gateway Arch is a 192 m (630 ft) high decorative arch and forms the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Museum. The Gateway Arch is located in the US city of St. Louis and is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, and the United States in . . . Read more
The Union Bank Building is not a particularly tall building, it is just 10 floors, but it does have the distinction of being the oldest skyscraper in Canada. It is located in the Exchange District of Winnipeg, Canada. It was originally built for the Union Bank, which is where the . . . Read more
The CN Tower is a communications and observation tower located in Downtown Toronto, Canada. It was once the tallest building in the world as well as being the tallest free standing structure in the world, but was overtaken in this category by the Canton Tower in 2010. It is one . . . Read more
The Marine Corps War Memorial, sometimes known as the Iwo Jima Memoria, is a famous military statue that is located outside the Arlington National Cemetery. The statue depicts the scene from the famous photograph where five United States Marines and a United States Navy corpsman raise the United States flag . . . Read more
The Christ the Redeemer statue (known as Cristo Redentor in Portugese) is a famous statue of Jesus Christ, with arms outstretched, located in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The statue is found at the top of the 700 metre high Corcovado mountain, which overlooks the city. The statue itself is 30 m (98 ft) tall with an additional 8 m (26 ft) pedestal and the arms stretch 28 m (92 ft). It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone and weighs an impressive 635 metric tons. It is a popular tourist attraction and has become a symbol for Brazil and Rio De Janeiro. It is also listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Let’s find out who designed this impressive statue.
The Shard, also known as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge or London Bridge Tower, is a 72 story building located in London, England. The building is 306 m (1,004 ft) high, which makes it the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the European Union. The building is best known for its unique triangular shape. The building is home to offices, a hotel, residences, shopping and restaurants. It also features a popular public viewing gallery. Let’s find out who designed and built this impressive structure.
Carnegie Hall is one of the most celebrated music venues in the world. This concert hall is located in Midtown Manhatten in New York City, about two blocks south of Central Park. Carnegie Hall hosts about 250 performances each season and has hosted a number of famous performers, performances and world premieres since it was opened in the late 1800’s. There are three separate performance halls on the site. The Main Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium) is the largest performance hall with 2,804 seats, Zankel Hall is the second largest and the Weill Recital Hall is the smallest. Carnegie Hall is one of the largest buildings in the city made entirely from masonry and is well recognized as a landmark in the city. It is also listed as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Let’s find out who designed this famous concert hall.
The John Hancock Center is a 344 m (1,127 ft), 100 story, building located in Chicago, Illinois. It is home to many offices, residential condominiums and restaurants. It is currently the fourth highest building in the city and sixth highest in the United States. It is best known for the X shaped bracing (see image below) on the exterior of the building, which provides strength and support to the building. This was the first first trussed-tube building in the world and this has led to the building being recognized as an extremely important architectural icon. It has also won various awards for the distinctive design. Let’s find out who came up with the design and who built this impressive building.