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It is in this square in central London , Trafalgar Square, one of the most popular places in the world where commemorates the victory of the Battle of Trafalgar. In the center is the colummna of Nelson, Corinthian and 46 meters high , topped by a statue of Admiral and flanked at the base by four bronze lions ( supposedly metal from one of the French guns defeated in battle ) and surrounded by beautiful fountains .

The architect who began the plaza project commissioned by George IV was John Nash , whose most important work is the Royal Pavilion in Brighton , on England’s south coast , but the current architecture is the work of Sir Charles Barry , who by the way is not it funny that the column was placed there .

North of the square is the National Gallery , the main gallery in London and whose entrance is free , to the east is the Anglican Church DEST Martin -in – the- Fields, with archaeological remains dating from the year 410, and the Strand , street more than a kilometer in length, to the south is Whitehall , another major street leading to Parliament Square .

Trafalgar Square is often used for social occasions such as New Year celebration , Christmas ceremony with a spruce over 20 meters high, Norwegian government’s annual gift in appreciation for the support received during the Second World War, political demonstrations and sporting events , in the southeast corner of Trafalgar Square , a small cement cabin built in 1926 and served as a police station where an officer equipped with a phone line connected to Scotland Yard if you need reinforcements , watched the demonstrators used , and then , go to the square to protest .

Every year on the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21 , is held a parade in honor of Admiral Lord Nelson and the British victory against the Franco- Spanish fleet off the coast of Cadiz.

Until about five years ago it was very common to see the pigeons square packed with both tourists and Londoners feeding these animals , but due to their droppings damage inflicted on the monuments , this practice was banned in 2003.

Besides the statue of Admiral , there are other few scattered around the square, as George IV and James II and George Whasinton ( which curiously is placed on soil imported from the United States , as the president vowed never to set foot British field ) .

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Author: Bramante Donato D’Amgelo
Date: 1502
Location: Rome

It is a very small temple belonging to the Spanish Franciscans in Rome. The work was supported Catholic Monarchs, Isabel of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon.

The building has a commemorative purpose, intended to exalt the figure of St. Peter Roman Pontiff.

The circular building is the figure that evokes the divine reality of the cosmos (The Creation) and conceptual expression “Sacred” and represented Plato’s ideal city.

The architecture tends to characterize the trend of removing redundancies and decorative and also finding a monumentality that is based on simplicity and harmony; essence of architecture of ancient Rome depicted in works such as the Colosseum and the theater Marcelo , and which is also based on architectural theory of S. XV by Alberti.

Bramante recreated a ancient circular temple (Tholos), like that of Vesta in Rome, both in form and in function: with small interior dimensions which houses the altar.

The wall of the Cella has a height greater than the colonnade, so that the 2nd floor acts as drum ½ dome covering the building area.

It is characterized by the expression of the proportion and harmony, with the use of classic and clean lines.

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The Grande Arche hollow cube has 35 floors.

Hypercube is a nearly perfect, with 108 meters wide, 110 meters high and 112 meters deep.

The highest part contains a conference room, museum exhibitions and

 

The project was developed by architect Otto Von Spreckelsen, who died before the presentation and inauguration of the arc in 1989

 

El arco de la defensa

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Today we present a list of the world’s highest edifcios detailing the heights and differences.

The higher the tai pei, followed by petronas towers, burj al arab, Ntt docomo, Al Faisaliah, Turning, 30 St Mary Axe

 

Los edificios mas altos del mundo

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This original Shoe House is located in Hallam, Pennsylvania, and was built in 1948 by a shoe´s salesman Colonel Mahlon M. Haines.
Not only the house is shaped like a shoe, but each window has pictures of shoes in their colorful glass.
The house has a wooden frame covered with wire mesh and then topped with a layer of cement. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room, divided into five different levels.

It is a museum now, but time ago it was used as accommodation for curious visitors wishing to spend a fun weekend with their families.

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Mobius Temple is an interesting and mathematic building which is located in Taichang, China, and it takes shape of a Mobius ring, reflecting the basic principles of Buddhism and the idea of reincarnation.

With the aid of digital design, the spatial logic of the building is rooted in the idea of “formlessness”, which is the essence of Buddhism’s Sutra.

The architecture is interpreted as a path, connecting the beginning with the end.

Mobius ring is used as the metaphor of reincarnation in this design, the inner surface and outer surface meets in the same point seamlessly, circulates and revolves through the space dynamic and varying.

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Casa Cesta

This building located in Ohio (USA) is the headquarters of the Longaberger Company offices. No prizes for guessing which is dedicated to this company: manufactures wooden baskets handmade. But this is undoubtedly the world’s largest basket.
Completed in 1997, 160 times the average size of a basket, and distributed over seven floors of offices. It has a base 59 meters long and 38 wide. On the roof these measures grow to 63×43 meters.

No doubt, a building that is poised to become a landmark in the U.S.A.

His night vision is even more spectacular.

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Kansas City Library by Jacobo Gordon

This Community Library so characteristic of Kansas City, Missouri (USA) is an example of originality, in which the designers had the bright idea of painting the backs of great books on the outer wall of the parking  of that institution.

The facade is inspired by the covers of the most read books in the city, 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests, which were suggested by Kansas City readers and then selected by the Board of Public Library of Kansas City.

The book spines of 9 meters high and 3 meters wide, are made of a special material for advertisements.

This library manages to bring people reading and creates the effect of “enter” inside the books.

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Torre Baltyk

Tower Baltyk in Poland is the new tower for offices, shops, a hotel and a panoramic restaurant.
Located in the city center of Poznan, will consist of 18 floors and a total area of 25,000 square meters. The characteristic of this building is that its outline varies on each side, this is so in order to comply with the height restrictions imposed and gain in volume.

Their profiles differ we move south, where the slope of the Cascade courtyards provide outdoor spaces for building users.
The facade is wrapped in glass from floor to ceiling with vertical concrete slats fiberglass which soften the impact of the sun while keeping open view over the city and a neighboring zoo.
There are 12,000 square meters of office space, 450 square meters of panoramic restaurant and 1350 square meters of retail space at the base of the building, and three levels of underground parking.
Flexible offices have a depth of 7 meters, drawing much of the daylight.

This dutch Project from dutches architects MVRDV in Poland, will finish in 2014.

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The Marina Bay Sands is a complex of buildings in Singapore, located in front of Marina Bay and developed by Las Vegas Sands, which is considered the single most expensive casino in the world.

The set has three hotel towers with a total of over 2,560 rooms, a convention and exhibiton center with 120,000 m², a mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, six restaurants from renowned chefs, two floating pavilions and a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.

The 20 hectares of the complex were designed by Moshe Safdie Architects and engineering was provided by Arup and Parsons Brinkerhoff. Safdie also designed an artistic path within the resort, incorporating seven installations with five artists such as Sol Lewitt, Antony Gormley and Zheng Chongbin, whose pieces include environmental effects of light, water and wind, integrating art with architecture.

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