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52 Degrees

Nijmegen, Netherlands
by Mecanoo

The 86 metre high-rise 52 Negrees in Nijmegen in the Netherlands is a joint development by Philips Semiconductors Nijmegen, the Municipality of Nijmegen
and ICE Development in partnership with Ballast Nedam. The building was designed by the Dutch practice Mecanoo which won the competition in..

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Torre Agbar

Barcelona, Spain
by Jean Nouvel, ...

The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower, is a 21st-century skyscraper at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel in association with the Spanish firm b720 Arquitectos and built by Dragados. It opened in June 2005 and was inaugurated..

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CCTV Headquarters

Beijing, China
by Rem Koolhaas, ...

This building is under construction in Beijing, and marks the centerpiece of what hopes to be a 300 tower central business district in Beijing. Rather than go into details, I’ll distill why this design is so important: It marks one of the first buildings that aim to defy gravity without overtly..

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Burj Khalifa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
by Adrian Smith

Burj Kalifa known as Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي‎ "Dubai Tower") before its inauguration is a supertall skyscraper constructed in the Downtown Burj Dubai district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built. Construction began on September 21st 2004, and the..

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Hotel Sofitel Tokyo

Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
by Kiyonori Kikutake

The Hotel Sofitel Tokyo was built as Hotel Cosima by Kiyonori Kikutake in 1994. The French-owned Accor Group purchased the building in April 1999 for approximately 3 billion yen. The Accor Group reopened the hotel in September 2000.

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The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city. Designed by Daniel..

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Hotel Ukraina

Moscow, Russia
by Arkady Mordvinov, ...

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow is a five-star luxury hotel in Moscow city centre, on a bend of the Moskva River, managed by the Rezidor Hotel Group.

Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow, originally built in 1953 as Hotel Ukraina by Arkady Mordvinov and Vyacheslav Oltarzhevsky (leading Soviet expert on..

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Mikhail V. Posokhin

Moscow, Russia
born 1910, Tomsk

Mikhail Vasilevich Posokhin (November 30th (Dec. 13th), 1910 - January 22nd 1989) was a Soviet architect. He was People’s Architect of the USSR in 1970 and member of the CPSU since 1961.

Posokhin studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture from 1935 to 1938. He has served as chief..

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Kotelnicheskaya Embankment (Russian: Котельническая набережная) is a street on the northern bank of Moskva River in central Tagansky District of Moscow, Russia. It spans from the mouth of Yauza River (west) to the point one block west from Bolshoy Krashokholmsky Bridge (east), where it changes..

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The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. From 1955 to 1957 it was the tallest building in Europe. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin..

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The Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya Hotel (Russian: Гости́ница Ленингра́дская) is one of Moscow's Seven Sisters, skyscrapers built in the early 1950s in the Stalinist neoclassical style. Stalinist neoclassical architecture mixes the Russian neoclassical style with the style of American skyscrapers..

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The Ryugyong Hotel (Korean: 류경호텔) (sometimes anglicized as Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel) is a topped-out 105-storey skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historic names for Pyongyang. The building is also known as the 105..

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Les Choux de Créteil (aka the cabbages), designed by Gérard Grandval is a residential development located in Creteil, a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. The complex which consists of ten towers (each fifteen stories high) was built in the early 70s as an experimental..

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Hotel Cosmos

Moscow, Russia
by V. Andreev, ...

The Cosmos Hotel Moscow is located in north-central Moscow in a green zone on the city's major streets Mira Avenue. It is located next to the VDNKh exhibition center, close to Ostankino Telecom Tower, the Olympic Stadium and the "Sokolniki" Exhibition Complex.

The hotel complex was built to..

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The SEV Building, also known under the name COMECON, opens to the Moscow-River and is oriented with its main façade on Kutuzovsky Prospect over the bridge, on the other side of the river.
This building’s unusually dynamic form is made up of two softly bent wings connected by elevators’ hallways...

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One World Trade Center (1 World Trade Center, 1 WTC) is the primary building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. The 104-story supertall skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16 acres (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, occupying the..

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign affairs of Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one of the "Seven Sisters" skyscraper. The English..

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The Mosfilmovskaya complex consists of two structures, one 214-meters high tower and a smaller 130-meters highchip-like building. Both high-rise buildings are connected by a third structure consisting of two parallel 8 storey units so that an atrium is formed in between them, with well lit inner..

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Triumph Palace

Moscow, Russia
by Trophimov Andrey

Triumph-Palace is the name of the tallest apartment building in Moscow and all Europe. It is sometimes called the Eighth Sister because it is similar in appearance to the Seven Sisters in Moscow, skyscrapers built in Moscow by Joseph Stalin through the 1950s. Construction for the Triumph-Palace..

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