This essay will compare between Burj Khalifa and Willis Tower in terms of facts, design, construction and technical features. Key Facts The most popular tower and skyscraper in the world in this period is Burj Khalifa. Burj Khalifa was built in Dubai (UAE) started in 2004 and completed in 2010 (Burj Khalifa, 2015). Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world and standing 829.8m from sea level (Burj Khalifa, 2015). In addition it has highest number of floors which is 163, and the total
“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.
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
It is the largest mosque in the city. The Süleymaniye Mosque built on the order of Sultan Süleyman to Architect Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558 [ ]. This complex called the Süleymaniye has Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia [ ].
Masjid-i-Shah mosque is an example of stunning buildings in the world. The mosque is built on the southern side of Isfahan. General description The mosque was built from 1612 during the reign of Abbas I. researchers suggests that the mosque is a culmination of a thousand years of mosque building
Before one talks about the effects of this great event one must understand how phenomenal the design of the twin towers was. Both of the twin towers had 110 stories and were nearly 10 million square feet of office space. These towers were the tallest buildings in New York. Even for some time it was the tallest buildings in the world. The North Tower rose up 1,368 feet, and the South Tower rose up 1,362 feet in the air.
10. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong - 1588 Feet The International Commerce Centre, located in Hong Kong, stands at 108 stories tall and was completed in 2010. At the time, it was the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world although its position has now slipped. Tenants include the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, home to the world's highest swimming pool and bar on the 108th floor of the building. Also in the building is an observation deck, shopping mall, and five-star restaurants. 9.