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8 Incredible Facts about the CCTV Headquarters

A building with a height of over 200 meters (656 feet) is a pretty remarkable sight, but very few compare to this incredible skyscraper in the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. This landmark in Beijing is such a marvel of modern Deconstructivist architecture that it has been praised by renowned critics all …

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8 Interesting Facts about the Torre Velasca in Milan

whether you like it or not, this peculiar building in Milan dominates the area right in the heart of Italy’s second-largest city. The Torre Velasca was one of the first famous skyscrapers constructed in Italy in the modern era and remains a controversial building today. It’s a great example of Brutalist architecture, an architectural style …

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Top 8 Stunning Facts about the Gran Torre Santiago

Nearly 40% of the population of Chile, a country in South America, lives in the metropolitan area of its capital city Santiago. The city has had quite some time to grow because it was founded by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia in 1541 and has been the country’s capital since colonial times. None of …

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Top 8 Fabulous Facts about PPG Place

When an American Fortune 500 company wanted to build a new building in Pittsburgh to serve as its headquarters, it wanted something special. Today, this Gothic Revival building is one of the most stunning examples of Postmodern architecture in the world. In this article, you’ll discover some of the most interesting facts about PPG Place, …

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Top 8 Fantastic Facts about the Cathedral of Learning

Very few buildings in the world dominate the campus of a university than this amazing landmark in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Not only is this educational facility an amazing skyscraper, but it’s also one of the most stunning Gothic Revival buildings you’ll ever come across. In this article, you’ll discover some of the most interesting facts about …

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Top 8 Amazing Facts about the HSBC Building

Did you know that Hong Kong is the city with the most skyscrapers in the world? It’s not even close either with over 540 tall buildings because that’s almost 200 more than runner-up Shenzhen (over 340) and third in the list New York City (over 300). One of these is the epitome of High-Tech Architecture, …

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Top 8 Stunning Facts about 8 Spruce Street in New York City

If I would have to pick a top 10 list of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world, then this magnificent tower in New York City would make it. That’s remarkable because Deconstructivist architecture isn’t always considered to be the most pleasing in terms of appearance. Famous architects usually don’t want their buildings to be …

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Top 11 Famous Early Skyscrapers

The first famous skyscrapers were constructed in the United States, specifically in Chicago and New York City. The economic boom in the period following the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the subsequent urbanization required high-rise buildings to be constructed. Early skyscrapers were first constructed in Chicago in the 1880s. This city, however, imposed a limit …

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Top 12 Interesting Facts about the Kingdom Centre

Our list of fabulous skyscrapers features an incredible number of designs. This is pretty much a testimony to human creativity. Twisting skyscrapers such as the Turning Torso, ultra-thin skyscrapers such as the Steinway Tower, and yes, skyscrapers that look like a bottle opener. One of these can be found in the capital city of Saudi …

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