1942 The main structure alone took over 82 acres. Construction began in 1942, and more than 30,000 workers were quickly hired to work in the new structures. It wasn't until years later that Ford City Mall became known as one of the biggest mall projects in history.
Today, Ford City is a community of about 17,000 people with several major shopping centers including Ford City Mall, Eastgate Square, and Southland Center.
The first two anchors at Ford City Mall were Jordan's and Lazarus. In 1954, a third anchor named Montgomery Ward opened its doors. That same year, a section of land next to the mall called "Shoppin' District" opened up with four more stores. In 2007, these original four stores closed their doors for good.
In 1962, another section of land next to the mall called "Northtown" opened up with five more stores. This area also closed down in 2007 when The Bon-Ton left Ford City Mall forever.
In 1967, another section of land next to the mall called "Southtown" opened up with six more stores. This area also closed down in 2007 when Younkers left Ford City Mall forever.
It has 21 stories and was constructed in 1929. For much of its existence, the building housed the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's headquarters. The building was renovated for an estimated $60 million after it was sold to PMC Property Group in 2014. Its current owner is seeking a new tenant.
Reynolds bought up half of downtown Winston-Salem with this building and its nine neighbors. The company owned houses around the country and had offices from Washington, D.C., to London. Reynolds wanted to create a corporate image befitting a large corporation by hiring leading architects to design his buildings. The architect for this one was Henry Hohauser who also designed Wilson Library at UNCW. He used red brick and white stone in his designs to match the colors of tobacco plants and gave each floor a different color tile to represent the divisions within the company. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985.
Reynolds died in 1970 but his family continued to run the company out of town until 1994 when they decided to sell their interest in the company to British American Tobacco (BAT). BAT already owned buildings in downtown Winston-Salem so it decided to keep those people and hire others instead. It's estimated that over one-third of the people working for Reynolds right before it went into bankruptcy were let go when the company moved its headquarters out of town.
1967 The building was officially inaugurated on April 7th, 1970 by the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan, Sir Cennydd Traherne, and construction began in 1967 and was finished on time at a cost of PS1.5 million. It is 73 metres high and has 100 floors.
The Capital Tower is located in Cardiff Bay on the site of an old boat yard. When it was first constructed it was the highest skyscraper in Wales and the 11th tallest building in Europe. Today it is still one of the tallest buildings in Cardiff and the 13th tallest in Wales.
Did you know that the tower's design was influenced by the Eiffel Tower in Paris? The designers visited France to see how they designed buildings there and took notes about this process. They also used some French materials such as zinc for exterior surfaces.
The tower has three levels reserved for office use, with rental prices comparable to those in central London. The top 12 feet of the building are taken up by a revolving restaurant called "Cardiff Bay Bar & Grill". This feature was originally planned as a hotel with 150 rooms but after only four years it was decided not to continue with this idea. Now nobody knows what will happen to it in the future.
The rest of the space is given over to shops and restaurants.
The Very First Skyscraper Fact 1: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 ravaged the "Windy City," destroying $200 million in property and displacing over 100,000 people. The Very First Skyscraper Following the devastation, the city of Chicago went on a construction frenzy to rebuild their metropolis. The first skyscraper in Chicago was built by Henry Hobson Richardson at 2 West State Street. It is a landmark building still standing today. The second skyscraper was built by William Le Baron Jenney in Chicago. It is called the Rookery Building and is now a museum. There were more than 50 architects from around the world who took part in the design of this building.
Chicago has some of the most famous architects in the world, including Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Harry Weese. These men all had a huge impact on the architecture of Chicago and the world. They introduced new ideas into architecture that changed the way we look at buildings today. For example, Louis Sullivan invented the idea of putting a lot of space inside a building to increase its living area. This is why you often find large rooms inside modern buildings. He also created the idea of using natural light as opposed to windows as the main source of illumination for buildings. This innovation is used today in many high-rise structures across America.
After these two pioneers, the development of skyscrapers came to a halt while the city rebuilt itself after the fire.
Tribune Tower construction began in 1923. The building was completed ten years later at a cost of $15 million ($150 million in 2007 dollars). The Tribune launched its first daily edition from that building on October 15, 1933.
It is the world's second-highest newspaper office building after New York's Times Square Building (1 Vanderbilt Avenue) which was built seven years earlier. The two buildings are almost identical except for their heights: 112 feet for Tribune Tower and 115 feet for Times Square.
They were designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White with Alfred C. Klöpper as the chief architect. The main contractor was William Stout & Company.
The building is made of reinforced concrete with granite and limestone facings. Its roof is covered with copper tiles imported from England.
It has 50 floors plus an underground garage for 467 cars. The office space totals 1.1 million square feet (104,000 m²) with room to expand to 1.5 million square feet (140,000 m²). That makes it the largest single-building tenant in Chicago if you exclude government agencies such as the FBI and CIA.