Impressive urban Pan (Part 2)
The second part of the collection of the most famous skyline, from Los Angeles to Macau.
Autonomous territory of Macau's economy is based primarily on revenue from tourism, especially in the field of gambling. The city is known for its casinos, nightclubs, gambling entertainment. Today Macau is actually the world capital of gambling. The names of the local casino duplicate titles establishments in Las Vegas: Wynn, Sands, MGM. The most impressive building in Macao is undoubtedly a giant 47-story Casino Grand Lisboa, which is perfectly visible from anywhere in the country.
Sydney's skyline is recognizable mainly due to the characteristic shape of the Sydney Opera House. The building was built in 1973 and a few years ago was included in the UNESCO list. In addition to the harbor and downtown skyscrapers, Sydney also boasts some of the historic buildings in the early 19th century.
In Cologne, there is almost no high-rise buildings, but there is a huge Cologne Cathedral, which surely ranks third in height among Christian cathedrals all over the world. Cologne was badly damaged during the Second World War, but many of the buildings have been restored during the reconstruction era.
The architecture of our capital covers several centuries, beginning with St. Basil's Cathedral, built in the mid 16th century, ending with towers Moscow-city with the tallest skyscraper in Europe (Mercury City Tower). The last 20 years, Moscow is experiencing a construction boom, which, unfortunately, often leads to the demolition of historical monuments, which in turn causes a wave of criticism of local authorities.
Suffering the capital of Poland was destroyed and rebuilt several times, which affected its present form. Warsaw grew predominantly in breadth rather than up. The tallest building in the city and throughout the country - "Seven Sisters" Palace of Culture and Science - holds the title as much as in 1955.
The leading place on the horizon of Miami is 64-storey Four Seasons hotel. It is one of 60 high-rise buildings that were built during the construction boom of the late 90s. However, next year will start the construction of 308-meter skyscraper One Bayfront Plaza, which is quite surprising, considering the very stringent restrictions on the height of buildings in Miami, because right above the center of the vibrant aviamagistral local airport.
The capital of Japan is prone to frequent earthquakes, for this reason, the city has growing in breadth rather than up. Japanese engineers are focused more on the quality and technology of construction, rather than at the height of buildings. Recent advances in this area have already allow the Japanese to build a 40- or even 50-storey buildings, which are ready to withstand even a very strong earthquake. The tallest building in the city - tower Tokyo Skytree height - the highest among the TV towers in the world.
The largest city in Africa is famous for its minarets and mosques, and more - on the horizon towering pyramids of Giza. Skaylan Cairo relatively low, the tallest building is the 39-story Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bangkok was founded in 1782, and since then has grown into a huge metropolis and the center of tourism throughout Southeast Asia. The tallest building in the city - Tower Bayyok 2. From 5 to 17 floors of the building is a multi-storey car park, with 22 to 74 rooms are located Bayyok Sky - the highest hotel in Southeast Asia and the third in the world. In addition to the giant skyscrapers in the financial district, Bangkok is well retained its traditional heritage. For example, the Grand Palace, with its many Buddhist temples.
St. Louis, USA
Skyline of St. Louis can not be confused with any other city through the arch outline Gateway Arch. The height of the building - 192 meters, at the top is an observation deck. By coincidence, the arch was built by MacDonald Construction, at the same time reminiscent of the logo of McDonald's.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The architecture of the Argentine capital is influenced by European traditions. Buenos Aires is even called the South American Paris. In the city a lot of high-rise residential buildings, which is caused by the authorities' desire to provide housing for the city's huge population: 12 million with the suburbs. The tallest building in the city, a 44-story skyscraper Torre Cavia, too residential.
In Jakarta, ultramodern buildings side by side with traditional Indonesian architecture. Tourist boom of recent years has spurred active construction nightclubs and luxury hotels, the highest of which was built last year, Ciputra World Hotel. And the most beautiful building is, of course, Wisma 46, with a sharp spike silver and turquoise facade.
Urban panorama of Pittsburgh is not as well known as the panorama of other cities on the list. However, there is something to see, for example, the many bridges thrown over the three rivers, the confluence of which is formed by the city. It is believed that the number of Pittsburgh bridges surpassed only by Venice and Hamburg (the city has 445 bridges)!
Because Guangzhou is one of the main financial and commercial center of China, most of the tallest buildings in the city is given over to commercial activity. For example, the 103-story skyscraper International Financial Center. Above it is only a 600-meter high TV tower Guangzhou Canton Tower (the second line in the world rating of TV towers). Hyperboloid structure of the retina corresponds to the tower patent in 1899 the Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov. At night, the Canton Tower is illuminated by thousands of LED panels.
Seoul, South Korea
As one of the world's largest cities, Seoul - incredibly diverse, colorful and densely built metropolis. The tallest building in the city - Three International Finance Center (283 m).
Skyline Chicago unmistakable thanks to the Willis Tower (formerly. Sears Towers) with two antennae on the roof. It is the tallest building not only in Chicago, but also in the United States. In 1871 the city was almost completely destroyed by the Great Fire, so today we can see a completely redesigned city.
The fifth largest city in Germany, Frankfurt stands as one of the largest financial centers in Europe. A large number of skyscrapers allocates city compared to other European cities. The tallest building in the city, and the second highest in the European Union - Commerzbank Tower (about 300 m).
Initially, Mumbai was a conglomeration of 7 islands, which eventually merged and became the largest city in India. The highest building in the city - a 60-storey twin towers Imperial I and II. They contrast sharply with the ogromnymm slums, among the largest in Asia.
Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles - quite a young city, and on its territory there are no world-famous architectural monuments. High-rise buildings are concentrated in the central part of the (pre-1956 law forbade to build more than 45 m in the building). Another interesting law requiring everyone to have a skyscraper rooftop helipad, led to the appearance of the town with flat roofs of skyscrapers.
Manila is the most populous city in the world, with a population of 1, 6 million people living in 38 square meters. km. It is not surprising that the city center is very densely built up. Erected in 2000 PBCom Tower skyscraper is the tallest building in the Philippines.