Monthly Archives: January 2013

Millau Viaduct

 

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Millau Viaduct, is a cable stayed bridge built across the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in Southern France. This master piece were designed by British architect Lord Foster in collaboration with French bridge engineer  Michel Virlogeux. Millau Viaduct is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world with one piers summit at 1,180 ft, only slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and 132 ft shorter than the empire state building! 

Marina City

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Marina City is a composition of residential/commercial building complex located in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The structure is composed of two tall corn-cob shaped 65 story towers. This famous complex is designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1959 and took 5 years for the construction to be completed. Marina City has appeared in several movies in the past years, which includes Transformer 3, The Hunter, Stranger Than Fiction…etc. Photo credit:Ian C WhitWorth.

London City Hall

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London City Hall, also know as the headquarters of the Greater London Authority(GLA). This phenomenal structure is located near the Tower Bridge of London, in Great Britain. The structure is designed by Norman Foster and the construction was complete in July 2002. The building’s unusual shape is is intended to reduce its surface area for energy efficiency.