e hënë, 30 korrik 2007

Buildings uploaded on July 30, 2007

Here are the buildings uploaded to the Cities in Development section of the Google 3D warehouse since my last post.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghan Post Office, Kabul

Originally the building and headquarter of the Afghan postal service in Kabul.

Hong Kong, China

Two International Finance Centre

Two International Finance Centre, completed in 2003, is attached to the second phase of the ifc mall. This 415 m tall building is currently Hong Kong's tallest, is quoted as having 88 storeys to qualify as being extremely auspicious in Chinese culture, and 22 high-ceiling trading floors. In actual fact, however, it is short of the magic number, due to the fact that the "taboo floors" like 14th and 24th etc., are omitted as being inauspicious - 14 sounds like "definitely fatal" and 24 like "Easily fatal" in Cantonese. The highrise is designed to accommodate financial firms. For example, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is located at the 55th floor. It is equipped with advanced telecommunications, raised floors for flexible cabling management, and nearly column-free floor plans. The building expects to accommodate up to 15,000 people. It is one of relatively few buildings in the world equipped with double-deck elevators.

Looks like we have another city that has been added to Cities in Development. Welcome, City and Province of Messina, Sicily Italy

City and Province of Messina, Sicily Italy

Teatro Greco di Taormina (Messina).

Parte della Palazzata di Messina.

Faraglioni di Pietralunga e Pietra Menalda dell'Isola di Lipari (Messina).

Piloni dello stretto di Messina

Facoltà di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Naturali dell'Università di Messina.

Stazione di Messina Centrale

Klaipeda, Lithuania

Statybininku 12, Klaipeda - penkiaaukstis gyvenamasis namas

Statybininku 30, Klaipeda - penkiaaukstis gyvenamasis namas

Taikos 113, Klaipeda - penkiaaukstis gyvenamasis namas

Helsinki, Finland

Oulunkylän tori 2

I think we have another City added today, so lets welcome Marseille, France. Here are a few models from this collection.

Marseille, France

Stade Velodrome

Cité radieuse - Unité d'habitation - Le Corbusier

Maison de village

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Edificio Microsoft

Torre Repsol YPF

Edificio Petrobras

La Plata, Argentina


Wow, looks like the folks at Google have been busy this morning. Here is the newest city, Miami, Florida!

Miami, Florida

701 Brickell Avenue

Height (struct.) 137 m 450 ft Floors (OG) 33 Construction end 1986 Bank of America

One Biscayne Tower

One Biscayne Tower is an office skyscraper in downtown Miami, Florida. It is located on the eastern edge of the Central Business District, on South Biscayne Boulevard. It is comprised completely of Class A office space. The building contains 39 floors and is 492 ft (150 m) tall, to the roof. The 200-foot (61 m) antenna on top of the building raises its total height, including antenna, to nearly 700 feet (213 m). When built in 1972, it was the tallest building in Miami and Florida, and held this status until the Miami Center was topped off in 1981. The building, although relatively short compared to many of the newer skyscrapers in Miami, remains a symbol of the city. It appears on most postcards of the skyline and remains a signature building of Miami, due to its age.

Stephen P. Clark Center

Wachovia Financial Center

Wachovia Financial Center is an office skyscraper in Miami, Florida. It was known as the Southeast Bank Center (from 1984-1992), the First Union Financial Center (from 1992-2003), and now as the Wachovia Financial Center. When it opened on July 16, 1984, it was the tallest building south of New York City and east of the Mississippi River, taking away the title of the tallest building in the southeastern U.S. from the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, in Atlanta, Georgia. It remained the tallest building in the southeastern U.S. until 1987, when it was surpassed by One Atlantic Center in Atlanta, and the tallest in Florida until October 1, 2003, when it was surpassed by the Four Seasons Hotel And Tower, also in Miami. It remains the tallest office tower in Florida at a height of 764 feet (233 meters).

Miami Center

The Miami Center is a skyscraper in downtown Miami, Florida. Although not even close to being one of that city's tallest buildings, it is a symbol of early downtown and was Miami's tallest building for a period of less than two years. Built in 1983, it is older compared with most of the taller buildings in Miami, which have been built in the last decade. In addition, the Miami Center is immediately adjacent to Bayfront Park, and is unobstructed when looking at the skyline from Miami Beach to the east. The building is 484 ft (148 m) tall and has 34 floors. It is located on South Biscayne Boulevard and Southeast 3rd Street, to the east of the Central Business District and is adjacent to the Wachovia Financial Center and the Hotel Intercontinental. The Bayfront Park Metro Station is also located close to the building. The tower consists of 100% office space.

marina one

San Jose, California

Adobe Systems Incorporated

Headquarters for Adobe, makers of popular software Photoshop, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and others.

Houston, Texas

1500 Louisiana Street

Height: 183 m ; 600 ft // Floors: 40 // Construction end: 2002 // Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli

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