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Vladimir Šubic

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1894, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Vladimir Šubic (23 May 1894 – 16 November 1946) was a Slovene architect. He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which was at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. His most significant building was Nebotičnik (Skyscraper) in Ljubljana, which was the tallest building in Yugoslavia upon its..

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Nebotičnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Vladimir Šubic

The Slovenian Pension Fund commissioned Vladimir Šubic to sketch a plan for a tall edifice to be built on the most prestigious site in Ljubljana, the main road in the city centre. He prepared a number of variations for the building. Based on Plečnik's suggestion for a corner at this site, the..

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Ethiopian Insurance Corporation

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
by BET architects, ...

The competition entry with our local partners in Addis Ababa, BET architects, was rewarded with formal approval.

Conceptually speaking – with structural metaphoric relationship – the Insurance Company embracing life and property of its customers is depicted as embracing nature by placing the..

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The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is a 52-story, 168.86 m (554.0 ft) Marriott hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the 14th tallest skyscraper in the city. The building was designed by Atlanta architect John C. Portman, Jr. with construction completed in 1985, and because of its bulging base, it is often..

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Transamerica Pyramid

San Francisco, USA
by William Pereira

The Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. The building no longer houses the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation, who moved their U.S. headquarters to Baltimore, Maryland, but it is still associated with the company and is depicted in the company's..

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UNIS Towers

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Ivan Štraus

UNIS Twin towers (2 x 90m) are symbols of modern Sarajevo. They were built in 1986 and designed by Ivan Štraus. The Twin Towers are located in Marijin Dvor district in Sarajevo and were named "Momo and Uzeir" after two characters from a comedy show, a Serb and a Bosniak. The towers were heavily..

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Cosmopolitan is a residential skyscraper in the Warsaw downtown.

First plans for the building and its surrounding was developed in 2006 by Shalom Foundation that finally has sold the plot due to lack of financial resources to execute the project. New owner Tacit Development has soon selected..

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Pirelli Tower

Milan, Italy
by Pier Luigi Nervi, ...

In contrast with its traditional Milanese surroundings, the Pirelli Tower is one of the earliest examples of Modern skyscrapers in Italy. Affectionately called “Il Pirellone” (The Big Pirelli), the 127 meter tower stood as Italy’s tallest building from 1958 to 1995. Gio Ponti and Pier Luigi Nervi..

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Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong, China
by I. M. Pei

The Bank of China Tower (abbreviated BOC Tower) is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The building is located at 1 Garden Road, in Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.

Designed by..

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Mariner's Cove

Gold Coast, Australia
by Zaha Hadid

Mariner's Cove is a proposed redevelopment scheme for the Seaworld Resort on Australia's Gold Coast. The planned project includes a pair of towers situated around a cove that will combine residential apartment and hotel suites along with public spaces combining galleries and retail spaces. In..

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Leadenhall Building

London, United Kingdom
by Richard Rogers

On the place of today's Leadenhall Building has been standing a 14 storeys building completed in 1969 and designed by Gollins Melvin Ward Partnership. The two buildings had a central concrete core and suspended floors on the exterior of the building. The building was extensively damaged by an IRA..

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Potsdamer Platz is an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin. After developing within the space of little over a century from an intersection of rural thoroughfares into the most bustling traffic intersection in Europe, it was totally laid waste during World War..

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Galfa Tower

Milan, Italy
by Melchiorre Bega

The Galfa Tower is a skyscraper in Milan by Melchiorre Bega. The skyscraper is due to architecture as International Style and an integral part of the planned "Management Centre" of the Italian financial capital, designed in the fifties and never fully realized.

The building has a rectangular..

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Millenium Tower Vienna

Vienna, Austria
by Boris Podrecca, ...

The Millennium Tower is the second tallest building and fourth tallest structure in Austria at 171 metres. The tower is located in the Brigittenau 20th district in Vienna. An antenna mounted on top of the tower brings the architectural height to 202 metres but does not count to its overall..

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Fox Plaza

1390 San Francisco, California, USA
by Norma Merrick Sklarek, ...

Fox Plaza is a 29-story building located at 1390 Market Street in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. The 108m tower was built in 1966 on the site of the former historic Fox Theatre at 1350 Market, which was opened in June 1929 and demolished in 1963.

The first twelve floors contain office..

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Tomos Skyscraper

Koper, Slovenia
by Edo Mihevc, ...

Tomos Skyscraper is the most recognizable building in Koper's Belvedere complex created by the architect Edo Mihevc. The building is constructed of two parts; the basement with a shop and the building's entrance while floors had two type of residential units. The small are oriented towards Nord,..

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Torres de Tajamar

Santiago de Chile, Chile
by Fernando Castillo Velasco, ...

Torres de Tajamar is a residential complex located in the community of Providencia, in the city of Santiago, and a fundamental part of the architectural heritage of the country. The complex was inaugurated in 1967, as a residential high-rise with a clear sense of new Chilean architecture. The..

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Guangzhou, formerly Canton, is China's third largest city and has a population of 14 million. It has grown rapidly in recent years and many of the city's districts have been re-planned around dramatic urban set pieces, of which Zhujiang New Town is one. The Guangzhou International Finance Center..

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Union Carbide Building is a high-rise office building located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Natalie de Blois for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The address 270 Park Avenue was previously occupied by the 12-story, stone-clad Renaissance Revival Hotel Marguery built in..

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The Shard

London, United Kingdom
by Renzo Piano

The Shard and formerly London Bridge Tower is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard is with 309,7 m the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the tallest building in the European Union, the fourth-tallest building in Europe and..

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