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Metropolitan Building, Warsaw, Poland

October 10th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Metropolitan Building - office building build in 2003 in Warsaw, Poland

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The Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway

October 5th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Oslo City Hall houses the City Council, City administration, and art studios and galleries. The construction started in 1931, but was paused by the outbreak of World War II, before the official inauguration in 1950. Its characteristic architecture, artworks, and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony makes it one of Oslo's most famous buildings. It was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson.

It is situated in Pipervika in central downtown Oslo. The area was completely renovated and rebuilt to make room for the new City Hall, back in the late 1920's.

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Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, USA

September 22nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Tallest Building in Los Angeles from 1928-1964.

Los Angeles City Hall is the center of government in the city of Los Angeles, California. It is located in the Civic Center district of Downtown Los Angeles in the city block bordered by Main, Temple, 1st, and Spring Streets.

The building was designed by John Parkinson and Albert C. Martin, and completed in 1928. It has 32 floors and stands at 454 feet high. Due to seismic concerns, prior to the 1960s no building in Los Angeles was permitted to be taller than City Hall; therefore, from its completion in 1928 to 1964, it was the tallest building in Los Angeles. The building's distinctive top portion was based on the Mausoleum of Maussollos.

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The Mori Tower, Roppongi Hills, Japan, Tokyo

July 25th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Mori Tower is a 238 m, 54-story high-rise building housing an art museum, a cinema complex, restaurants, cafes, stores, the offices of Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, TV Asahi, J-WAVE, Konami, Rakuten, Livedoor and Yahoo! Japan, and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

Around the Mori Tower are several smaller buildings predominantly occupied by shops and restaurants, the five-star Grand Hyatt Tokyo, a Virgin Cinemaplex, and the Mori Garden. Behind the Mori Tower lies the Roppongi Keyakizaka Street which has cafes and luxury stores such as Louis Vuitton. Nearby are the four Roppongi Hills Residences towers, with a total of 793 luxurious and very expensive residential apartments.

Large open spaces have been built into the design of Roppongi Hills. About half of the area consists of gardens, pavilions, and other open spaces. The Mohri Garden, an elaborate and authentic Japanese garden complete with a pond and trees is particularly popular. The Mohri Garden is a part of a lost mansion that housed members of the feudal Mohri clan.

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UNESCO Headquarters Paris, France

July 24th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

The organization is headquartered in Paris, with over 50 field offices and several institutes and offices throughout the world. Most of the field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; there are also regional offices. UNESCO pursues its action through five major programmes: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture and communication and information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes; international science programmes; regional and cultural history projects, the promotion of cultural diversity; international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage and to preserve human rights; and attempts to bridge the world-wide digital divide.

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Commerzbank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

July 9th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Commerzbank Tower is a skyscraper located in Frankfurt, Germany. After it was completed in 1997, it ranked as the tallest construction in Europe until 2004, and now is only surpassed by Moscow's Triumph-Palace.

With a height of 259 m (850 ft), 56 stories, it provides 121,000 m² (1.3 million square feet) of office space for the Commerzbank Headquarters, including winter gardens and natural lighting and air circulation. It was designed by Sir Norman Foster & Partners, with Arup and Krebs & Keifer (structural engineering), J. Roger Preston with P&A Petterson Ahrens (mechanical engineering), Schad & Hölzel (electrical engineering). Construction of the building began in 1994 and took 3 years to finish.

The signal light on top of the tower increases the tower's height to 300.1 metres.

The tower is only 2 metres taller than the MesseTurm which is also in Frankfurt. Before the Commerzbank Tower, the MesseTurm was the tallest building in Europe.

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Emirates Office Tower and Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

July 2nd, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The Emirates Office Tower, also referred to as Emirates Tower One is a 54-floor office building in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Connected with 56-floor Emirates Towers Hotel by a retail boulevard they form what is commonly referred to as the Emirates Towers complex. The tower has a total structural height of 354.6 m (1,163 ft) and roof height of 311 m (1,020 ft) making it the 12th tallest currently-standing fully-habitable building in the world. Emirates Office Tower One is taller than Emirates Towers Hotel despite having two fewer floors. Construction was completed on November 1999.

The Emirates Towers Hotel, also referred to as Emirates Tower Two is a 56-floor five-star business hotel in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel includes 40 luxury suites and is operated by the Jumeirah International Group. Connected with 54-floor Emirates Office Tower by a retail boulevard they form what is commonly referred to as the Emirates Towers complex. At a structural height of 305 m (1,014 ft) Emirates Towers Hotel is the smaller of the two of the sister towers but still ranks as the 24th tallest currently-standing structure in the world and one of the tallest hotels in the world. Construction was completed on April 15, 2000.

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U.S. Bank Place, Minneapolis, USA

May 5th, 2006 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

The 58-floor U.S. Bank Place completed in 1992 is an 774 ft (236m) skyscraper in Minneapolis.

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