The Umeda Sky Building is the seventh-tallest building in Osaka City, Japan. This 173m (568 feet) building was designed by Hiroshi Hara and was constructed by Takenaka Corporation and was completed in 1993. It consists of two 40-story towers that connect at their two uppermost stories, with bridges and an escalator crossing the wide atrium-like space in the center. The escalator can make you feel like you are floating up into the sky. It is the cheap way to see Osaka City, less than USD10 to go up the observation area.
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A compilation of top 30 list of the best skylines in the world by Diserio. The picture above is the skyline of Tokyo, Japan.
Burj Dubai will overtake Taipei 101 and become the world’s highest building in the future. It is already significantly higher than Chicago Sears Tower and is quickly approaching the title of the highest concrete free-standing structure.
In February 2007, the Burj Dubai surpassed the Sears Tower as the building with the most floors in the world. As of June 24, 2007, the tower’s height was 492.9 metres (1,617 ft), with 136 floors. The Burj Dubai has surpassed the Petronas Twin Towers (452 metres (1,483 ft)) to become the second-tallest building in the world. Rising at its current rate of 4â€“5 days per floor, it will also surpass the Taipei 101 (509 metres (1,670 ft)) in July to become the tallest building in the world, then CN Tower (553.3 metres (1,815 ft)) and the Warsaw Radio Mast (646.4 metres (2,121 ft)) to become the tallest land-based structure ever built. However, the CTBUH, like most standards bodies, will not recognize its world-record height until it is occupied.
Ithaa is pronounced “eet-ha” and it means “pearl” in Dhivehi, is the world’s premier mostly glass undersea restaurant, secured 5 metres below sea level, at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa in Rangalifinolhu, Maldives. This 5 x 9 meter restaurant has a capacity of 14 people and is encased in a transparent acrylic roof offering 270 degree panoramic view to its customers. This restaurant was designed and constructed by M.J. Murphy Ltd which is a design consultancy based in New Zealand. The meals of this restaurant range in cost from USD$120 to USD$250. Would you go to dine in this underwater restaurant?
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If you plan to go travelling, but dont’ know where to go. Then you have to check out “1000 places to see before you die” which is the great resource of world’s nice architectures and place by Essential Architecture.