30+ Before-And-After Pics Showing How Famous Cities Changed Over Time
Aug05

30+ Before-And-After Pics Showing How Famous Cities Changed Over Time

The world has evolved so rapidly over the last 100 years that it’s difficult to imagine just how much things have changed during that time. Many of the world’s most famous cities – like Kuala Lumpur for example, or Hong Kong – bare little resemblance to their earlier selves, and cities such as Dubai didn’t even exist at all until fairly recently. Take a look at these then and now pictures to see what we...

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What It’s Like To Live In A $95-Million Penthouse 1,396 Feet Above New York City
Jan06

What It’s Like To Live In A $95-Million Penthouse 1,396 Feet Above New York City

432 Park Avenue – this is the address of the New York skyline’s newest ornament and of the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. Towering up to 1,396 ft, the skyscraper offers 104 apartments at 30,000 sq ft each with 12.5 ft ceilings, 10 x 10 ft windows, and prices ranging from $16,95 million to $82,5 million. The breathtaking condo tower was designed by Rafael Viñoly and took three years to construct. It is situated in...

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Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings
Nov21

Top 33 World’s Strangest Buildings

If you are bored panda like me, you know that the best way to fight boredom is finding all kind of weird stuff. And now, that you’ve found that page, you are just about to kill your boredom. Do you love architecture? Strangebuildings.com has a wonderful collection of the world’s most unusual architecture and together with Bored Panda presents you an incredible list of 33 strangest buildings in the world, and best of all, it’s not just...

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These Towers Have Shape-Shifting Sunshades That React To Sunlight
Nov21

These Towers Have Shape-Shifting Sunshades That React To Sunlight

These beautiful twin office towers in Abu Dhabi borrow from ancient Arabic architectural elements to create an innovative way to shield themselves from sunlight. The two towers are overlaid by a mechanized geometric “skin” with triangular panels that follow the sun to block it out. The sunscreen design by Aedas Architects was inspired by the masharabiya, a beautiful form of ornate sunscreen that shields windows in the Arab world from...

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384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees
Nov16

384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees

Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect with an affinity for innovative green structures, is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees. The 36-story green tower, aptly named “La Tour des Cedres” (The Tower of Cedars), will be home to more than 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants spread over roughly 3,000 square meters of...

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20+ Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished
Sep21

20+ Of The World’s Most Iconic Landmarks Before They Were Finished

You’d probably only have to see a small glimpse of the Lincoln Memorial to be able to identify it, and most people recognize the Eiffel Tower without giving it much thought. That’s because buildings and monuments like this are so iconic, they’ve simply become ingrained in our minds. But what did these historic structures look like before they were historic? The world’s most iconic landmarks are a big draw for...

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Take A Tour Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s $18.5 Million Apartment In Trump Tower
Sep13

Take A Tour Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s $18.5 Million Apartment In Trump Tower

Cristiano Ronaldo just injected jet fuel into the fiery rumors that he’s moving across the pond when his contract with Real Madrid expires in 2018. The New York Post reports that the Portuguese soccer star just dropped a cool $18.5 million on an apartment in New York City’s Trump Tower. Before Ronaldo purchased it, the 2,500-square-foot pad belonged to Alessandro Proto — a business partner of Donald Trump’s. Bonnie...

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The 10 Tallest Skyscrapers Of The Future
Aug24

The 10 Tallest Skyscrapers Of The Future

We have entered the age of the “megatall” skyscraper. The first megatall tower — a building that soars over 2,000 feet into the air — opened ten years ago, according to Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). It was the Burj Khalifa, and it set astounding records at 2,722 feet tall or over half a mile high.  But come 2018, a new building will rise more than 550 feet taller than the Khalifa. And the CTBUH predicts that...

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30 Captivating Ceilings That Would Be A Honor To Lay Under
Dec30

30 Captivating Ceilings That Would Be A Honor To Lay Under

Most people have pretty boring white ceilings. These ceilings from all over the world are the exact opposite of boring. 01 | Metro station in Naples, Italy Source 02 | La Sagrada Família Church in Barcelona, Spain Source 03 | Chamber of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland Source 04 | Admont Abbey Library, Austria Source 05 | Terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City...

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20 Skylines Of The World: Then Vs Now
Dec25

20 Skylines Of The World: Then Vs Now

The speed in which the world changes is incredible. Dubai for example has grown from a desert into a city in just 20 years, becoming the most populated city in United Arab Emirates. These 20 city skylines from around the world show the drastic changes and development, from past to present. 1. New York City, USA. 1870 vs today. 2. Shanghai, China. 1990 vs 2010. 3. Long Beach California, USA. 1953 vs 2009. 4. Eiffel Tower, Paris. 1900s...

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