New York City is steeped in the history of the skyscraper. Since the completion of the 348-foot World Building in 1890, the love affair The City has had with iconic buildings has spanned over a century. With man’s desire to reach unyielding heights brought into view an ever-changing skyline. The World Building (348 feet) Since 1890, eleven structures have been cataloged as world’s tallest building. From the 1910s to the 1930s, 16 of the cities tallest buildings were built: the Woolworth, Bank of Manhattan Trust Building (Trump Tower), the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet) and the Empire State Building (1,250 feet).
“Some people consider it to be the greatest apartment in the world. I would never, ever say that myself, but it’s certainly a nice apartment” Trump said. Sitting atop the 68-story glass skyscraper, the apartment is modeled after the Palace of Versailles; it boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, hand-painted ceilings, fountains, paintings, lots of marble and the crowning glory: two huge gold-plated entrance doors. Real estate experts estimate that if the penthouse would ever come on the market this residential palace would far exceed the current U.S. record of the most highly valued residential property ever to come to market. No other executive in America, and perhaps the world, could turn something so common, ordinary and insignificant into a landmark of great luxury.
It was designed by an American architect William F. Lamb. The Empire State Building is 443 meters high, and it was the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1972. The building has 102 stories, 6,500 windows, and 73 elevators. There are 1,860 steps from the ground floor to the 102nd floor. The Empire State Building has one of the most popular outdoor observatories in the world.
This building stood 1454ft (443.179m) and had up to 102 stories. Architectural firm Shreve & Lamb, designed the bank of Manhattan, where recruited for the development of design of Empire State Building with the recruiters being company Raskob and Smith. ( L Kystek, 2011) The reason for the building was from a competition betweenWalter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation & John Jakob Raskob of General Motors (Stephen Rutledge, 2015). William Lamb was the lead architect and along with the construction firm Starrett Brothers and Eken the Empire State Building was developed(Sudip Bose, 2010)With construction starting in 1929, when stock markets crashed,(Sudip Bose, 2010) and the completion of the building in 1931 it didn’t have a great welcoming and due to the great depression was know as the “Empty State Building” and only started to produce profits in 1950 (C V. Bagli and P. Lattman, 2011). The opening of the Building on 1 May 1931 President H. Hoover performed a symbolic grand opening to the Empire State building as it was made to look as if he had switch the lights on from the White House in Washington DC when in actually fact as he pushed the button “to switch on the lights” someone in Manhattan literally turned on the lights to the building from inside.
Selfridges, also known as Selfridge & Co., is located in the United Kingdom and well-known and unique because of its history and how it currently operates. Selfridges was established by Harry Gordon Selfridge on 15 March 1909. It is a chain of high-end department stores whose flagship store on London’s Oxford Street is the second largest shop in the UK. Since 2003, Selfridges has been under the ownership of Galen Weston and has its stores at Oxford Street in London, in Birmingham and at Trafford and Exchange Square in Manchester. Selfridges won the Best Department Store in the World at the Global Department Store Summits in 2010, 2012 and 2014 (Selfridges, 2015a,b).
In 1981, PIL’s first container vessel is acquired and developed with container shipping. In 1990, launch of full container service between Southeast Asia and China with Singapore as a logistic hub. Within a decade, PIL made the transition from predominantly break bulk into a largely containerised shipping operation. Today, PIL ranked 18th amongst the top container ship operators in the world. The company offering container liner service and multipurpose services at over 500 locations on 100 countries worldwide.
It was built in 1910 and can hold upto 75,731 people. It cost £90,000 to construct back in 1910 which is now worth about £8 million. Manchester United has been described as a global brand; a 2011 report by Brand Finance, valued the club's trademarks and associated intellectual property at £412 million – an increase of £39 million on the previous year, valuing it at £11 million more than the second best brand, Real Madrid. In July 2012, Manchester United was ranked first by Forbes magazine in its list of the ten most valuable sports team brands, valuing the Manchester United brand at $2.23 billion. In January 2013, the club became the first sports team in the world to be valued at $3 billion.
Established in 1988, Lenovo is the largest information technology enterprise in China, engaged primarily in the sale and manufacturing of personal computers, mobile telephone handsets, computer servers and printers, in China. It has been the market leader for seven consecutive years, commanding a 27 per cent share of the domestic PC market in 2003. It is also the market leader in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan), with a market share of 12.6 per cent in 2003. (Fan, Y. 2006) 2.0 Critical analysis of the internalization strategies engaged by the company 2.1 Identification of current internalization pattern 2.1.1 Foreign direct investment The current internalization pattern that Lenovo has been used is the foreign direct investment which take the form of merger and
One World Trade Center, the tallest building in not only the United States but also the Western Hemisphere, is New York’s new pride and dominates the modern skyline. Often nicknamed the “Freedom Tower,” the 104-story skyscraper is made of 2,000 pieces of prismatic glass and stands at 1,776 feet tall, its height being a subtle tribute to the year that America won its independence (Fowler). The observation deck, at over 1,250 feet, offers dazzling views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey, and beyond, allowing the tourist to experience a sense of unity: the city is one, the nation is one, and the world is one. The new tower continues the old’s symbolic representation of world peace while soaring above the ruins of a catastrophic day in American
Hilton is an American hotel chain founded by Conrad Hilton in the early twentieth century. Hilton remains the second largest hotel group with 4,278 establishments and 700,000 rooms in 85 countries. The Hilton Worldwide is a leader in the hospitality industry and currently has more than 130,000 employees. While most hotel establishments today use management systems, they are almost all equipped with basic functionality compared to what exists in other sectors. Today, there are new tools expected to become real levers of competitiveness of hotel establishments.