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Built Skylines across the world

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

Attractiveness is something that is well discovered when you see and examine something like huge towers, buildings etc and the amount of light that they generate crafts a very subjective thing. Beauty is quite a biased thing subject and everyone has a different perception of defining beauty. As long as beauty of a city and its architecture is concerned, normally people have similar views about it. The idea of a skyline is also pretty subjective and depends on how it is perceived by all. As per a recent survey about the beautiful monuments and places to visit all around the world, people also came across selecting their favorite and most beautiful skylines of the world. No matter how different answers were discovered, but they all had one thing in common. They are impressive, attention-grabbing and a beauty of architecture. Well, there were many names and after selecting their answers, top 5 most beautifully built skylines were selected and it is discussed asunder.
Shenzhen, China: The main reason of this beautiful skyline is the immense population growth of p
eople. Cities with more than 10 million of residents and that the total number of cities have a sum population like that of a city in China. A city like Shenzhen with a dull riverside has millions of people and around 23 buildings that are even more than 650 ft tall.
Frankfurt, Germany: They are different than America, Asia and Middle East because the Europeans do not display out extreme level of affluence among all. This is the reason that it is the only skyline in the continent and this also gives birth to the list that is Frankfurt am Main which is the main financial hub of Europe. This is the only place with stunning glass tower skyline.
Macau, SAR in China: China is actually a very populous country, as we have already discussed and it comprises of great buildings and towers. Macau is a tiny place like Vegas and the beauty of Vegas has been inspired from the big structures and architecture named under Wynn, MGM and sands. It also has a 47 storey Grand Lisbokualalumpura hotel that often neglects the giant fan of Pearl River.
Vancouver, BC, Canada: It is a dense, vertical and straight down to the downtown and this city is really quite famous as it is usually used in movies to get an image of New York City as people do not really get to differentiate between the two. The condo towers are a little artistic but the site view and the spot at which it is present makes it one of the most beautiful skylines of the world.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: It is an extra to the Michael Jordan previous to the Scottie Pippen of skylines that is only a one-man made team, but if you want to look at one man created group, it better be Christ. The image of the Redeemer statue of Christ which assembles at the top Corcovado mountains is just the best and this skyline is the world’s most stunning masterpiece.


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Beautiful Built Skylines across the world

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015

Attractiveness is very well discovered from examining and seeing the huge towers, statues and buildings full of light that create a very subjective thing. And many cities in the world that people think are beautiful even though they look like spoiled space aliens, our thoughts about what creates a pretty skyline are, glowing attractive subjective.

Shenzhen, China
The obsession concerning China is, there is a huge population of people. As cities with 10 million residents that many other countries have a total population as that of the city in China, Like Shenzhen, a once drowsy riverside town twisted major financial player that today boasts millions of occupant and 23 buildings over 650ft-tall.

Frankfurt, Germany

Dissimilar to Americans, Asians, and Middle Eastern oil’s refinery’s owner, Europeans are not so well extreme displays of civic prosperity. Which is why the only skyline on the continent to create this list is Frankfurt am Main, the main economic center in Europe and additional or a smaller amount the only European city with an intimidating glass tower skyline? Also, it’s the place of birth of the hot dog.

Macau, SAR, China

Keep in mind that time China was a collective country and if the version of Las Vegas is in mind, one can create that whole thing by itself goodbye. And that what specifically Macau is: a tiny Vegas-like island city inspired by big, brilliant structure with names like Wynn, MGM, and Sands, plus the 47-story Grand Lisboa hotel that overlook like a giant fan of the Pearl River.

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver’s opaque, perpendicular or straight down to downtown is frequently used in movies to replicate New York City, since to the inexpert eye is not able to differentiate, and it can be hard to tell the difference. The condo towers don’t present much in the way of artistic, but their site and the spot at the bottom of a mountain range and the Landmark Lookout Tower create this one of the prettiest and energetic skylines in the world.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio is additional or not as much of the Michael Jordan previous to Scottie Pippen of skylines, that is; it’s a one-man created team. But if you are willing to have one man created group, that man force as well be Jesus Christ.

The images Christ the Redeemer statue, which assemble at top Corcovado Mountain fail to see this city of 6.4 million on Guanabara Bay, take the show. Unite it with observation and sight of the water and mountains, and this skyline is motionless one of the world’s most good-looking.

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Granby Tower

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015

Every big city has a couple of huge skyscrapers that make it what it is, and Norfolk is no different. This city in Virginia has a lot of big buildings that fire up the skyline of this great city, but one of them takes the top on the list of skyscrapers that could have been the most beautiful ones, and that is the Granby Tower.

L_IMAGEOriginally, there were supposed to be two Granby Towers in Norfolk, but the investor eventually decided on building only one of them. This tower was meant to be the tallest one in this city, with 31 stories, and the height f 137 meters. This was supposed to be one of the biggest skyscrapers, nit only in Norfolk, but also in all the surrounding cities, but the fate didn’t allow that. The construction of this project was stopped in 2009 due to the Global Economic Crisis that especially hit the United Stets of America, and that brought with it the crisis in the real estate market.

This cancelled skyscraper was going to be built out of concrete as its structural material, and with pile foundation as its foundation system. The façade of this marvelous building was to be made out of pure aluminum, with a curtain wall as its façade system. The color of this façade was meant to be blue, and the entire building was seen a a shining example of postmodernist architectural style.

This skyscraper was going to be a residential condominium, with 31 stories of pure luxury. The apartments were meant to be classy and at the very top in terms of everything, but unfortunately, it never came to be. Also, this skyscraper was meant to have a side usage in the form of its own parking lot.


The place where this marvelous building was to be is now only a construction site with not much to look at. It is located, as we have already stated, in the City of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia. The address of this place stands at 515 Granby Street, within the Granby Towers Complex, in the Downtown of the City of Norfolk.

The most accurate technical data regarding this building state that it was meant to be exactly 137.16 meters high, with 31 stories full of apartments. Apart from that, it was also supposed to have its own parking lot, with 525 parking spaces on it. Unfortunately, this skyscraper, whose construction started in 2007, was already ended in 2009 due to the Global Economic Crisis and the Crisis in the Real Estate Market in the United States of America. Regrettably, such things happen, and the worst thing about it is the fact that it happened with a building that was supposed to be one of the most beautiful buildings, not only in Norfolk, Virginia, but also in the entire United States of America.

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As we have seen, sometimes the crisis can make a city lose some of its attractiveness, and in this case, something that was yet to be the most attractive thing in this city. However, the world goes on, and all we can do is hope that a new building will take its place, and shine up the skyline of the City of Norfolk.

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