The most ugly building in the world
Various global editions are the ratings of architectural structures.
So, daily British newspaper the daily Telegraph . founded in 1855, was an interesting ranking of the most ugly buildings in the world . we offer to meet.
The Torre Velasca, Milan
The prototype of this structure, built in 1950-ies, were the towers of medieval fortresses located on the territory of modern Lombardy. On the first floor of a 100-meter building houses offices and shops, the upper volume of the apartment:
Tower “Orbit”, London
Tower “Orbit” in height, 120 meters from the Olympic village, which has become a symbol of London just like the Eiffel tower in Paris. To serve the facility would “stand” for the observation deck. Before this “plates” visitors will be able to access either by lift or a spiral staircase:
The Verizon building, new York
A 32-storey administrative building of “Verizon building” on pearl street, or Pearl street — one of the oldest streets of Lower Manhattan in new York. Owned by the largest U.S. and worldwide an American telecommunications company. Built in 1975:
The office of the construction company Aldar, Abu Dhabi
The headquarters company for the construction of real estate Aldar in Abu Dhabi. The world’s first circular skyscraper, which opened in 2010:
Building a basket (The Basket Building), Ohio, USA
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The Gates Of The Sun
The Mysterious Gate Of The Sun . along with other similar objects, are the Grand structure of the ancient city of Tiahuanaco. Today we can only guess, which meant a stone gate of solid rock.
When the Spaniards arrived in America, the Incas in response to their inquiries about the buildings of Tiahuanaco I told them about the long extinct tribe of giants. who erected this city. In addition, there is reason to believe that in this mysterious city are layered on each other a few civilizations that have lived of each other. The Spanish chronicler, Cieza de Leon testified that Indians told him about a bearded white people who were the founders of this city. I wonder what those statues really are found in this mysterious city. People with a beard is not a typical item for the local Indians.
What predstavlyali a built Tiahuanaco, so awesome seeing them? Here’s what he wrote about him, the Spanish historian, Garcilaso de La VEGA: “now Tell about the colossal structures of Tiahuanaco. … There are giant figures carved out of stone… they have suffered from the wind that speaks to their advanced age. There are walls made of stones so huge that it is difficult even to imagine how human force could have put them in their place. There are the remains of strange buildings, the most notable of which are the stone portals, Continue reading
The monuments of Gothic architecture
Gothic – one of the most prominent styles of architecture that invokes any feeling of embarrassment and trepidation. Terrifyingly magnificent buildings amaze everyone who saw them.
Gothic architecture began to develop in the middle ages, based on Roman architecture. For the Gothic structures, which are in most cathedrals and temples, characterized by a huge arch with a pointed top, the decoration of the facade of various carved details, high towers, narrow columns and, of course, the beautiful stained glass Windows.
The most famous monuments of Gothic architecture
St. Stephen’s Cathedral
The Stephansdom in Vienna is one of the most monumental buildings. The construction of the Cathedral began in the early twelfth century, but a fire in 1258 destroyed the Cathedral almost to the ground. Only in 1511, the St. Stephen’s Cathedral was completed thanks to the efforts of Anton Pilgram.
The Cathedral in Lincoln
The Cathedral in Lincoln was rebuilt from the Norman Cathedral. The construction of the Cathedral took a hundred years, whiter, parts of the Cathedral still retains some of the features of the original building. After the earthquake of 1185, the Cathedral was rebuilt.
The Cathedral in Cologne
The Cathedral at Cologne was laid in 1248. The Cathedral was built incredibly slowly, and in 1450 its construction was suspended. Only in 1842 it was decided to resume construction, which was completed Continue reading