e martë, 9 tetor 2007

Buildings uploaded for October 9, 2007

Here are the latest uploads to Google’s Cities in Development section of the 3D Warehouse since my last post.

Bochum, Germany
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Europahaus Bochum

Basel (Switzerland)
Messeturm Basel

Groningen, The Netherlands

London, England
Kent House (ITV HQ), London
Kent House stands at 85m, with 27 floors and was built in 1972. It is currently the headquarters of British channel 3, ITV. Television programmes that have been either filmed or broadcasted there include 'You've Been Framed', 'The Southbank', 'Blind Date' & 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway'. The tower was featured in Ant vs Dec where they had to race down the tower by abseiling. This was broadcasted in September 2006 and Dec won.

Madrid, Spain
Ampliación del Museo del Prado, Madrid

Description Para la última ampliación del museo del Prado, se elgió a un arquitecto de prestigio, Rafael Moneo (premio Pritzker 1996). Esta ampliación no ha supuesto cambios sustanciales para el Edificio Villanueva, centrándose en una ampliación hacia el claustro de Jerónimos (el Cubo de Moneo) de forma que el museo cuenta con una superficie nueva para actividades complementarias. Destaca la creación de un nuevo auditorio, nuevas salas para exposiciones, taller de restauración, un Gabinete de Dibujo y Grabado y sobre todo la conexión del Edificio Villanueva, bajo la calle Ruiz de Alarcón, cubierta por una superficie ajardinada de boj.

Depósito del Canal Isabel II- Santa Engracia

Porto Alegre, Brazil
Arcadas Voluntários

Santiago, Chile
torre isidora Magdalena

torre millennium

Davenport, Iowa
Blackhawk Hotel
Description The Blackhawk Hotel is an 11 story brick and terra cotta building with its architectural influences in the Italian Renaissance and modern Art Deco. The First 7 stories of the Blackhawk Hotel were built in 1915, and the top 4 were completed in 1920. It was designed by local architecture firm Temple & Burrows. Information provided by www.qcmemory.org.

Miami, Florida
50 Biscayne
Description 50 Biscayne Tower is a skyscraper in downtown Miami, Florida. The building was expected to open in 2007. The tower is located on Biscayne Boulevard between Flagler Street and Northeast First Street in northeastern Downtown, and forms part of the Biscayne Wall, a series of skyscrapers visible from Biscayne Bay along the west side of Biscayne Boulevard. it is 554 ft (169 m) tall with 55 floors. The building feature retail and hotel rooms on floors one through nine, and floors eleven through 55 are residential condominium units. The tenth floor will consist of a restaurant and public observation deck area. Ground was broken on the building in June 2005.

Inter-Continental Miami
The Hotel Intercontinental Miami is a hotel in downtown Miami, Florida. It belongs to the InterContinental Hotels chain. Located on Biscayne Bay, the hotel is in the form of a 35-story tower on the eastern edge of downtown in Bayfront Park. The address is 435 Chopin Plaza. The building is 122 m (366 ft) tall, has 35 stories, and was built in 1982. InterContinental Miami overlooks sparkling Biscayne Bay, the city and the port, located directly in the heart of the financial district. The hotel features a fitness center and spa, restaurant and lounge, beauty salon/barber, and Concierge. Valet parking is available for approximately $24 per day inclusive. Guest rooms feature a remote control TV, movie and satellite channels, in-room video check-out, direct-dial telephone, voicemail, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, laundry and valet service, and 24-hour room service.

Miami-Dade Courthouse
The Dade County Courthouse is a historic U.S. courthouse in Miami, Florida. It is located at 73 West Flagler Street. Constructed over four years (1925-28), it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1989. The building is 360 feet (120 meters) tall with 28 floors. When built, it was the tallest building in Miami and in Florida. considered one of the more monumental structures in Florida, Dade County's 27-story Neoclassical-style courthouse was begun in 1925. It was designed by architects A. Ten Eyck Brown and August Geiger. The disastrous hurricane of 1926 interrupted construction for three years. Eventually the building was completed at a cost of around $4 million, complete with an "escape-proof" jail occupying floors sixteen through nineteen. The building was illuminated at night and visible for miles around. The base is sheathed in Stone Mountain granite, the upper floors with terra-cotta tinted to match. Originally all county government functions operated from here, but it was later reserved for the judiciary alone.

New York City, New York
520 Madison Avenue

Sheathed in polished red granite, the 47-story 520 Madison Avenue building boasts a waterfall and sidewalk clock on its 53rd Street entrance. Architects Swanke, Hayden & Connell designed a gentle sloping of the building towards the sidewalk to create an inviting feel for those admiring it. It is mixed-use, featuring commercial shops at street-level space with office space and private residences above.

4 Times Square
In 1995, Four Times Square was the first speculative office building to be developed in New York City in almost a decade. It has 48 stories of occupied space and was the first project of its size and financial structure (multi-tenanted and not owner-operated) in the U.S. to adopt standards for energy efficiency, sustainable materials, and indoor environmental quality, as well as for responsible construction, operations, and maintenance practices.

Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide Railway Station (Adelaide)

Adelaide’s first railway station opened on the current North Terrace site in 1856. It served the broad gauge line between Adelaide and Port Adelaide, which was the first government-owned and operated steam railway in the British Empire. Today is the terminus for all city lines, and also home to the Skycity Casino.

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