e mërkurë, 20 qershor 2007

Buildings Uploaded on June 20th

Here are the buildings that have been launched since last post.


Garanti Bank Headquarters

- Olive Grove Tower is the new headquarters of Garanti Bank in Istanbul. - The entrance floor is 8.30 meters high. - Each office floor has an area of 1500 m2, while the garage floors have an area of 4.000 m2. - Located close to "Gayrettepe" subway station. - Between floors 19 and 22, the floor-to-floor height reaches almost 7 meters. http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=garantibankheadquarters-istanbul-turkey

POAS Headquarters

Adeka Building

Kozyatagi Business Center

- Each office floor has an area of 812 m². - The floor-to-floor heights of the floors above ground are 3.85 meters. The heights of the two floors below ground are 6.00 meters for one floor and 4.00 meters for the other floor. - Has 8 separate retail areas and 1 restaurant. - The building's state-of-the-art features include a "Springler" fire extinguishing system, a 500,000 liter water depot, and 30 separate phone lines for each floor.


St. John's Church

Johannes Church in Finnish, was constructed between 1888 and 1891. It was designed by Adolf Emil Melander, and represents neo gothic style. The two 74 meter tall towers were Helsinki's tallest structures until 1935, when surpassed by 103 meter tall spire of Agricola Church. St. John's Church is the biggest stone church in Finland, and can house 2600 religious people.


Avenida de Esteiro 117


25 Canada Square (Citigroup centre), Canary Wharf, London

Facts - 25 Canada Square, along with the neighbouring 33 Canada Square, make up the Citigroup Centre - a 170,000sq m (1.8m sq ft) office complex occupied by the Citigroup group of companies. - The building has entrances on Upper Bank Street and Canada Square, with underground floors linking in to both the Canada Place shopping mall and the Canary Wharf underground station. - 25 Canada Square was built in tandem with 8 Canada Square. Both buildings are exactly the same height and simultaneously became the second tallest buildings in the United Kingdom upon reaching full height. - The two buildings in the Citigroup Centre are affectionately known as Oliver 1 and Oliver 2 by Canary Wharf employees. After the bank had leased 33 Canada Square, it returned to Canary Wharf and asked "can we have some more please?". 25 Canada Square was the result.

1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London

Facts - One Canada Square became the tallest building in the United Kingdom in 1990, when it surpassed Tower 42, built 10 years earlier. - The building consists of nearly 16,000 pieces of steel, which forms both the structural frame and the exterior cladding. - The aircraft warning light on at the tower's crown flashes 40 times a minute, 57,600 times a day. - Construction of the tower was halted from March to June 1990, when the building workers went on strike. - The building is designed to sway 13 and three quarter inches in the strongest winds that might occur every 100 years.


Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

L'hôtel Concorde LaFayette

Now, over to North America.

St. Petersburg

1st Ave N / 16th St N / 1st Ave S / 18th St S

Vinoy Place

Vinoy Place Condominiums were completed in 2003 at a cost of $60 million. The project has ten townhomes and 92 condominium units overlooking Tampa Bay and Downtown St. Petersburg. Resale values range from $800,000 to $3,500,000.

New York

Metropolitan Life North Building

The Art Deco, 11 Madison Avenue (the North Building) was designed by Ecole des Beaux Arts -educated architect Harvey Wiley Corbett in 1928 as an extension to the Met Life Tower across the street. However, the Great Depression of 1929 left the proposed 100-story, telescoping tower incomplete at 32-stories. The current building remains as the base of what could still be the planned tower, but there are no plans to do so.

Park Avenue Plaza & Raquet/Tennis Club

The Park Avenue Raquet & Tennis Club was first completed in 1916. The controversial Park Avenue Plaza was completed in 1981. The 15 sided, 44 Story, 575 foot tower today rises between 52nd and 53rd Streets. The very handsome Park Avenue Plaza was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill intended to compliment the Lever House, across the street. Today the Park Avenue Plaza and Raquet/Tennis Club is one of New York's finest conjunctions of old and new.

U.N. Plaza Apartments

The two 131 meter tall towers have 40 storeys both. The complex was finished in 1968 and contains apartements and offices.

1 Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

The 165 meter tall industrial building was completed in 1976. Its 32 floors house New York Telephone Companys telecommunications equipment.


The Art Gallery of Alberta (1969 - 2007)

Formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery, in 2005 it was renamed to the Art Gallery of Alberta. In 2007 a major demolition and expansion project was begun which will see significant changes to the existing building.

Peace Hills Trust

One one last note, Frank from Google Earth Blog posted that the SketchUp team has started giving Blue Ribbon awards to buildings in the Google 3D Warehouse. Congratz to all the winners so far!

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