10 Spectacular Building Architectures Around the Globe
There is no limitation of imagination and hence the development of incredible and spectacular masterpieces cannot be ceased. Sometimes it becomes difficult to accept the exceptionalism of the designs of building architectures that we come across because of their unachievable triumph of archeology. The structuring of building is going bigger, taller, broader and mind-boggling enormous and there is no doubt about it that all of them are stunning and astonishing. I made a deep research and found that the following buildings are more spectacular than the buildings developed ever before. Here it goes, have a look on them; you might have the same opinion about these buildings.
10. Residence Antilia
Location: Mumbai, India
Architect: Perkins & Will
Date of Construction: 2007-2010
Distinct Feature: Taj Mahal of 21st century
It is a twenty-seven floor residential building in India. It is said to be one of the most expensive living coutures in India as located at the most expensive street of the world which costs US$25,000/sq m. It is situated in South Mumbai at Altamont road, Cumballa hill and belongs to the billionaire Mukesh Ambani who is the chairman of reliance industries. The house has luxurious living style where a staff of 600 is employed for the maintenance of the house. It is also known as the “Taj Mahal of 21st century”.
9. Burj khalifa
Location: Dubai, UAE
Date of Construction: 2004-2010
Distinct Feature: Tallest structure in the world
Burj khalifa which means “Khalifa towers” is the tallest structure in the world with a height of 2,717 feet which is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building was inaugurated on 4th January 2010 and became a part of downtown Dubai. 1.5 billion US dollar were spent on the development of this project and according to the chairman of project’s developer of Emaar properties, Mohammed Ali Alabbar the cost of office space in Burj khalifa has reached US$4,000 per sq ft. initially it was named as Burg Dubai but later on its name was changed to honor UAE president Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who supported its development in the country despite of global financial crisis in 2007 to 2010.
8. Gazprom Headquarters
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Architect: RMJM architects
Date of Construction: 1993
Distinct Feature: One of the tallest structures in the world and has a feature to change its facade color 10 times per day on the basis of position of the sun
This building with a unique structure belongs to Gazprom which is the largest natural gas extractor company in the world. The Gazprom headquarter is located in St. Petersburg, Russia and familiar with a name “corn on the cod” among the inhabitants of the locality. This building has an extraordinary feature since the crystal outlook of the building changes color 10 times a day according to the position of sun. The colossal glass flamed building has a height of 300 meters which is the second reason of its popularity apart from color changing propensity.
7. Penang Global City Headquarters
Location: Penang island, Malaysia
Architect: Asymptote Architecture, under leadership of Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Coutur
Date of Construction: Started around 2002
Distinct Feature: Urbanism and elegance
The Penang Global City Center is positioned in Penang Island, Malaysia and acquires an area of 185 hectare plot with two ionic towers, each of which is 200 meters high. The sole structure of the building was designed by Asymptote Architecture under the guidance of Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Coutur. The construction of the building faced a lot of controversies and criticism but was completed with a stylish and stature design in almost 15 years. The picturesque landscape enhances its urbanism and elegance. It is a symbol of rich cultural heritage of Malaysia.
6. Russia Tower
Location: Moscow, Russia
Architect: Foster + Partners
Date of Construction: Started on 18 September 2007
Distinct Feature: Skyscraper of Russia
The partially built skyscraper of Russia is present in the Moscow international business center of Russia. The construction of this building was started on 18 September 2007 but dramatically ceased by officials in June 2009 and turned into a parking lot for the buildings in its vicinity. The tower was estimated to contain 118 floors and would cover an area of 520,000 m2 it would also accommodate 3,680 cars for underground parking. Although it took over 2 billion dollars in its construction but was cancelled afterwards due to significant conflicts of interests.
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