Tag Archives: Skyscrapers

360° Virtual Tour: Empire State Building, New York

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of the state of New York.

Architecture: ‘Louis Sullivan – Invention Of The Skyscraper’ In 1897

Louis Sullivan, Bayard-Condict Building, 1897–99 (65 Bleecker Street, NYC), a Seeing America video speakers: Dr. Matthew A. Postal and Dr. Steven Zucker.

Louis Henry Sullivan was an Irish-American architect, and has been called a “father of skyscrapers” and “father of modernism”. He was an influential architect of the Chicago School, a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School.

The Bayard–Condict Building at 65 Bleecker Street between Broadway and Lafayette Street, at the head of Crosby Street in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City is the only work of architect Louis Sullivan in New York City.

Aerial Views: ‘Steinway Tower’ – 111 West 57th Street In New York City

New York City has completed the world’s thinnest skyscraper, the 111 West 57th Street, which will soar above Central Park on Billionaire’s Row alongside the Central Park tower and other iconic supertall skyscrapers. 111 West 57th Street, also known as the Steinway Tower, is a supertall residential project by developers JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group in West Midtown in Manhattan, New York City. Located at 111 West 57th Street near Sixth Avenue, the development will be a combination of the original landmarked Steinway Building designed in 1925 by Warren & Wetmore, and a new tower addition on the adjacent site. Parkside Construction Builders is the general contractor. The world’s thinnest skyscraper will sway up to 5 feet during storms. The tower topped out in 2019 and is expected to open in early 2021. Steinway tower is one of the tallest buildings in the United States, as well as the thinnest skyscraper in the world with a width-to-height ratio of about 1:23.

Aerial Travel: ‘Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’ (Video)

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. 

American Landmarks: The Modernization Of The ‘Empire State Building’

One of the world’s most famous skyscrapers has just been through a major 10-year modernisation project. See New York City’s 1930s icon has been updated for the modern age.

Full story here – https://www.theb1m.com/video/inside-t…

The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of the state of New York.

City Architecture: ‘The World’s Top 16 Tallest Skyscrapers’ (Video)

Size Comparison of the Tallest Skyscrapers in the World.

Video timeline of tallest skyscrapers: 0:00 Intro 0:48 16: Shanghai World Financial Center 1:27 15: Taipei 101 2:05 14: China Zun 2:47 13: Tianjin CTF Finance Center 3:28 12: Guangzhou CTF Finance Center 4:04 11: One World Trade Center 5:08 10: Lotte World Tower 5:43 9: Ping An Finance Center 6:28 8: Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower 6:59 7: Shanghai Tower 7:37 6: Merdeka 118 8:11 5: Shimao Shenzhen – Hong Kong International Center 8:38 4: Dubai One Tower 9:11 3: Burj Khalifa 9:46 2: Jeddah Tower 10:20 1: Burj Mubarak al-Kabir

Architecture: “Australia 108 – Melbourne” – Highest Residences In Southern Hemisphere (Podcast)

Monocle 24 - The UrbanistWe visit the highest rooftop in Australia, to learn about a skyscraper providing a refreshing change from the usual cookie-cutter projects that dot the country’s east coast.

Australia 108, highest residences in the Southern Hemisphere. A 101-storey landmark with panoramic views to match.