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Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Should Have Been An Archictect -

World's Tallest Buildings:

The oldest, tallest buildings are all in the United States and date back to the 1930's. I thought that was interesting, so I chose a few to highlight today.



The Trump Building, New York
Built in 1930
Architect: H Craig Severance & Yasuo Matsui, Shreve & Lamb
#66


American International Building, New York
Built in 1932
Architect: Clinton and Russell, Hoton & George
#57

Chrysler Building, New York
Built in 1930
Architect: William Van Alen
#32


Empire State Building, New York
Built in 1931
Architects: Bruce Graham, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon
#14

These first four buildings were all in the Art Deco style.
I really like the art work on these buildings,
especially the plaster work.

This is just one example of the Art Deco plaster.
Above the door of the American International Building, NY
The workmanship and beauty is amazing.



Sears Tower, Chicago
Built in 1974
Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Engineer: Fazlur Kahn
#7


Taipei 101
Built in 2004
Architect: C.Y. Lee & Partners
#2


Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Built in 2010
Architect: Adrian Smith
Engineer: Bill Baker
with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
#1


Asia and The United Arab Emirates have been constructing tall building in the last few years. If you are interested in the whole list of top 100 tallest buildings you may visit the following link.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001338.html#axzz0xLkQQ7Do

5 comments:

Pedaling said...

can you believe, all the times i've been to New York city, I've never taken the tall building tour?
ted has.
i should.

sandyseashells said...

very interesting.
They really are modern marvals.

And I'm not surprised at all that the Chinese and Arabs have built the tallest ones lately, They have the most money now. We Americans probably pay the morgage payment.

sandyseashells said...

that picture of thing one looks like Dalton.

The Vineyard said...

I've been in a couple of tall buildings and I get a little "sick" looking down.

But they are pretty cool looking from the ground.

In the wine country said...

the ESB is the only building in NY that till standing after a plane flew into it...during the 40's, a B 17