The Da Vinci Tower is a skyscraper with 80 floors that rotates 360 degrees in 90 minutes. The tower is located in the City of Angels, Los Angeles.
It is now the second-highest rotating building in the world behind the Shanghai Tower (which has 88 floors). The Da Vinci Tower is owned by American investor Ron Gula and licensed to a Singapore company called Landmark Properties Limited. It is located near Hollywood and Vine streets on the west side of Los Angeles.
The tower was designed by architect Peter Kiewitt and construction began in 1998 under the name "Twin Towers". But due to cost overruns, it wasn't completed until 2003 at a total cost of $750 million. It is named after Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci because of his role in developing human knowledge through his paintings.
The building is used for offices and contains a restaurant on each floor. There are also two observation decks: one at 75 feet (23 m) above street level and another one at 95 feet (29 m).
The 52-story, 809-foot (246.8 m) structure is the 28th highest in New York City and the 59th tallest in the United States. The H&M Building was completed in 1989 and has 800,000 square feet (73,600 m²) of floor space.
It is located at 200 West 17th Street at the west end of Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood. The H&M Building is separated from the neighboring 1697 Broadway Theater by a small courtyard. Directly across the street is MacDougal Alley, a narrow pedestrian mall with several boutiques and restaurants.
The H&M Building is owned by Hines Interests Limited Partnership, which also owns the nearby Hines Park Hotel and the W Times Square. Hines developed all three properties together as part of one plan called "Greenwich Village". The company also owns two other buildings in New York that are similar in design: the 533-foot (163 m) Center Plaza served as Hines' first high-rise development in the city, and the 711-foot (213 m) American Radiators Building serves as its headquarters.
H&M opened a men's clothing store on the ground floor in 1989. The store closed in 2001 but was revived by another company that same year.
40 stories A skyscraper is a high-rise building with more than 40 storeys and a height of more than 150 meters. Buildings of 10 to 20 stories were the first to be referred to as such. Construction technologies altered the concept during the twentieth century. The World Trade Center in New York was originally planned as a 120-story tower.
The tallest building in the world when it was built was the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the World's Fair and stood 324 feet (98 m) tall. It was later renovated by Jules Beniteau and Sons who added another 31 feet (94 m) to its height. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest building in the world at 828 feet (251 m).
The Empire State Building in New York is now the second-highest building in the world after being demolished and rebuilt following a major fire in February 2010. When it was completed in 1931, it was the highest building in the world for one year before the launch of Germany's Dachshundhausen radio telescope. The third-highest building is the Millenium Tower in London which is 440 feet (134 m) tall.
The fourth-highest building is the Potala Palace in Tibet which is 418 feet (126 m) tall.
Landmark 81 Floors is a luxury condo building in Downtown Chicago. It has 9 floors.
The building was completed in 1971 and sits on a lot about 5,000 square feet (465 m2).
It was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White and its architecture is described as "modernistic".
It was one of the first buildings to use aluminum siding instead of wood as the exterior skin of the house. This makes it less vulnerable to fire. The building also uses glass block as window coverings instead of wooden shutters. This too reduces the risk of fire. Also the entire building is equipped with fire alarms and sprinklers.
The building has 49 condominium units. Each unit comes with a parking space underneath the building's garage. In addition, residents have access to a common area with a pool, gym, and theater.
Landmark 81 Floors is located at 81 West Walton Street in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago. The address is across from the Chicago Cultural Center and next to other famous landmarks such as the John Hancock Building and the Old Water Tower.
In New York City, Steinway Tower, 111 West 57th Street, also known as Steinway Tower, is approaching completion. It is the world's skinniest skyscraper as measured by its height-to-width ratio. The 1,428-foot skyscraper is 24 times as tall as it is broad, and each floor contains only one resident. The building has been dubbed the "Steinway Piano Tower" because that is where its owner, Steinway & Sons, has its headquarters.
The next tallest buildings in New York are One World Trade Center at 442 feet (133 m), Trump Tower at 401 feet (119 m), Citicorp Center at 400 feet (119 m), GB Building at 399 feet (118 m), JP Morgan Chase Bank Building at 388 feet (116 m), Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas Building at 385 feet (114 m), MetLife Stadium at 380 feet (115 m), 2 World Trade Center at 375 feet (112 m), 420 Fifth Avenue at 370 feet (111 m), and 7 World Trade Center at 360 feet (106 m).
There are three other skyscrapers in New York that stand over 300 feet tall: 55 Water Street, 350 Greenwich Street, and 3 World Trade Center. All are luxury hotels built after 9/11.
The Freedom Tower will be the first permanent monument to America's resilience and strength of spirit following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
The new World Trade Center complex's 80-story tower is the fourth of five structures to open. With a final height of 1,079 feet, WTC 3 will be the second highest of the five buildings in the complex after the Freedom Tower and the fifth tallest in all of New York City. The building's height makes it eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
When completed in 2014, the new World Trade Center complex will contain more than 5 million square feet of class A office space, as well as two 55-story residential towers. The center's retail component includes a 15-screen cinema with IMAX theater, a food court, and a variety of specialty stores.
WTC 3 was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and developed by Silverstein Properties. The building is being constructed by DCP Construction Company at a cost of $1 billion. It is located near the intersection of Vesey and Church Streets in Lower Manhattan.
WTC 3 is being built over the site of the former World Trade Center transportation hub, which contained PATH trains, buses, and street cars. The transportation hub opened in 1969 and was among the first large-scale public transportation facilities in the city. It was also one of the first major projects led by then-Mayor John Lindsay.