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  • Safety Cn Tower Awards Honours Toronto
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    So, Why Build A Tower In The First Place During Toronto's building boom in the early 70's, a serious problem was developing. People were experiencing poor quality television. The pre-skyscraper transmission towers of Toronto stations were simply not high enough anymore. As office buildings were reaching higher and higher, the video reception and radio signal got weaker and soon became alost in possible to recieve. Signals from Toronto and from Buffalo, New York were bouncing off the buildings. A...
  • Manhattan Company Building At 40 Wall Street
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    History of New York Skyscrapers The World Building - 1890 The World Building (also know as the Pulitzer Building) was originally owned by Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World. Its architect was George B. Post and construction began October 10th, 1889. It was opened on December 10th, 1890, and was the first building in New York to surpass the 284 feet. The New York World Building was the tallest of several high-rise structures built for major newspapers in the late 19th century. The n...
  • Tower For The Trinity Church
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    Henry Hobson Richardson designed his most famous building, Trinity Church in Copley Square, after winning a competition in 1972. James O'Gorman described Trinity as "a cultural even of the first importance in American history."The building both represents a departure of the Boston's mind from its Puritan past, and emergence of American creativity as a force in architecture". Born in 1838, Richardson was raised just outside New Orleans and surrounded by the colorful stucco buildings of New Orlean...
  • Lighting Of Monuments And Buildings
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    France is a country of beauty, mystery, and intrigue. Paris has the most known tourist attractions in the world: The Eiffel Tower, L'arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre to name a few. Paris is called the "City of Light"; the lighting of monuments and buildings emphasizes the beauty of the architecture in the city. The Eiffel Tower is the symbol of Paris, if not the entire country. It is one of the most known monuments in the entire world, and definitely one of the most photographed. It began constru...
  • 4 The Eiffel Tower
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    Seven Wonders of the Modern World Michigan Stadium Currently home of the University of Michigan Wolverines, Michigan Stadium is the largest college football stadium in the nation. In the 2003 season Michigan hosted long time rival Ohio State in front of a current NCAA record crowd of 112,118 fans. 1 Nicknamed "The Big House", Michigan Stadium is located in Ann Arbor and has seen over 35 million fans passed threw its gates since its inaugural game on October 1st, 1927.1 I chose this piece of arch...
  • Building A Super Skyscraper
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    Picture in your mind the skyline of downtown Toronto. There's the CN Tower 1, of course, and the 72-floor First Canadian Place, the city's tallest skyscraper (Figure 1). Cascading from there are the assorted banks and hotels and insurance towers. Now, use your imagination to construct some new buildings, these ones reaching three, four and five times higher than the others. Top it all off with a skyscraper one mile high (three times as high as the CN Tower). Sound fanciful It did 30 years ago wh...
  • Tall Buildings
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    to hold the concrete foundation above in place. The next obstacle in erecting a super skyscraper, and perhaps the biggest one, is wind. Tall buildings actually sway in the breeze, in much the same way that a diving board bends under the weight of a diver. Building an edifice that doesn't topple over in the wind is easy enough. The real challenge is keeping the structure so stiff that it doesn't swing too far, cracking partitions, shattering windows and making the upper occupants seasick. As a ru...
  • Known As The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
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    Roman stylistic elements had fused with those from Byzantium; from the Middle East, from the Germans, and other northern tribes. The various combinations of these influences created in Western Europe formed a unique style that acquired the name Romanesque meaning in the manner of Roman. The term Romanesque points to the principal source of the style, the buildings of the Roman Empire. This architectural style that prevailed throughout Europe from the tenth to the mid-twelfth century, even though...
  • Memorial Tower
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    Reach for the sky One day last November I spent a long sad afternoon prowling around the perimeter of the smoking ruins of the World Trade Centre, trying to take in the horror of what I was seeing, exchanging numb civilities with equally shell-shocked strangers. I saw my own bewilderment's reflected in the eyes of those who had gathered at the site - not, I believe, as voyeurs, but out of a graver, more honourable compulsion to bear witness. In the rather different aspect of those who came here ...
  • Three Traits Of Jes
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    It was a normal, average, beautiful day on the 11th of September of 2001. As James walked to school, he was thinking about what his day was going to be like. Then he figured that it was just going to be an average day because there wasn! t going to be any special events that day. James hated school. He was one of the unpopular kids and the teachers didn! t even like him because he wasn! t bright or anything likes that. James was in his second period class when there was an extremely loud blast f...
  • World Trade Center In New York City
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    An opinionated four page essay that summarizes and questions various events that went on during 9/11/01. Also looks back at the life of the World Trade Center. One of the worst tragedies to ever strike our country happened on September 11th, 2001. A total of four (4) planes were brought down by terrorists causing 2,986 total fatalities. The terrorist attacks were organized by al-Qaeda and their leader Osama Bin Laden, who also was in charge of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New Yo...
  • Building Of The Eiffel Tower
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    The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel tower is the trademark of Paris, France. With the tower being 984 ft, it's kind of hard not to notice it. The tower has a restaurant, radio and television transmitter and more. Gustave A. Eiffel created the tower to enter it in the worlds fair. It was made with wrought iron and had medium wind resistance. Gustave started in 1889 and completed in 1910. Gustave A. Eiffel created the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel oversaw the construction with such success that in 1866 he founded ...
  • La Tour Eiffel The Eiffel Tower
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    19th Century architecture is a wide subject only because there were so many beautiful and magnificent buildings built. The Houses of Parliament were built between 1840 to 1865. It was built by Sir Charles Barry in a Gothic Revival style. The buildings cover an area of more than 8 acres and contain 1100 apartments, 100 staircases, and 11 courts. The exterior, in it's Revived Gothic style,'s impressive with its three large towers: Victoria Tower spanning 336 ft in the air, Middle tower 300 ft, and...

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