Posts tagged “САЩ

Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town!

I bet everyone of you know this song by Frank Sinatra! I love it, as much as I love Chicago. Well, I haven’t been there yet, but hopefully one day I will visit “that toddling town”. Until then, I will learn as much as I can about it! ;)
Do you remember my post about “Lake Point Tower“? It is one of my favorite skyscrapers in Chicago! (Photographs by Julie Rubesemi.rose and Lake Point Tower) Here are some facts about it:

  • Lake Point Tower is the only tall building in Chicago east of Lake Shore Drive!
  • Every window of every residential unit in the building has a view of Lake Michigan!
  • The building’s curves were calculated so residents cannot see into each other’s windows!

Click here to see the whole post about the building.

Lake Point Tower

Lake Point Tower

Doorman and Lake Point Tower's 40th Sign

Marina city, designed by Bertrand Goldberg in 1959.

  •  The architect, Bertrand Goldberg was a student of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • The complex consists of two high rise corncob-shaped 65-story towers. Nobody seems to know the real name of the towers, everybody knows them as the ‘corn cobs’.
  • The complex was built as a city within a city, featuring numerous on-site facilities including a theatre, gym, swimming pool, ice rink, bowling alley, several stores and restaurants, and of course, a marina.
  • Marina City was the first urban post-war high-rise residential complex in the United States and is widely credited with beginning the residential renaissance of American inner cities. Its model of mixed residential and office uses and high-rise towers with a base of parking has become a primary model for urban development in the United States and throughout the world, and has been widely copied throughout many cities internationally.
  • The bottom 19 floors form an exposed spiral parking ramp operated by valet with 896 parking spaces per building.

(Photography: douglaswhaleytallydailyphoto and drx.typepad)

John Hancock Center, designed by S.O.M / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill /

  • Stories: 100
  • Construction completed: 1969
  • The Hancock elevators are billed as the fastest in America, climbing 95 stories in 40 seconds.
  • 47 floors of the Hancock Center are residential. It is like a city unto itself, and people do not have to leave the building. The people who live there have their own post office, supermarket, day care center, shops, full-sized swimming pool, library, gym, and other amenities.
  • The residential portion of the building is its own election district. People who live here can vote without going below the 44th floor.
  • Though not visible from the outside, many of the residences in this building have screened-in balconies known as “sky terraces.”
  • In 2010, this building was named #1 on Chicago Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Buildings in Chicago.
  • On a clear day it is possible to see Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.


(Photography: Joe Ravi and Basil D Soufi via Wikipedia)

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Sources: Wikipedia and chicagoarchitecture


One of my Favorite Houses!!

It is a beautiful modern residence in the Hollywood Hills, designed by XTEN Architecture in 2007 and named ‘Open House’. The name is based on the ventilation system where every elevation of the house is open to capture the prevailing breezes to passively ventilate and cool the house. via trendland

Едно красиво съвременно жилище, разположено на Холивуд Хилс, проектирано от XTEN архитекти през 2007 г. и наречено “Open House”. Името произлиза от вентилационната система, където всяко повишаване на къщата е отворено, за да улови преобладаващия бриз и по този начин пасивно да се проветри и охлади къщата.чрез trendland
Pictures: trendland, archdaily, architecturas Photographer: Art Gray Photography


In The Subways of The United States

The Red line of  the Boston Subway. / More info
 The metro of  Washington, DC. / More info
Park Row & City Hall Park, NYC,NY /  More info
Pictures / Снимки : visitingdc,  mic-ronycsubway


Subways Around The World … NYC,NY / USA

Location : New York City,NY,USA
Address : Park Row & City Hall Park
Opening day : October 28, 1904
Architect : Heins & LaFarge
Architectural style : Romanesque Revival
City Hall was the original southern terminal station of the first line of the New York City Subway.This station underneath the public area in front of City Hall was designed to be the showpiece of the new subway.

Метростанцията “City Hall” е била първоначалната крайна южна станция на първата линия на нюйоркското метро.Тази станция под общественото пространство в предната част на кметството е проектирана да бъде експоната на новата метро.

Pictures / Снимки:  nycsubway
Information / Информация: wikipedia


Subways around the World … Boston,MA / USA

In 1897, the Boston Subway became the first subway in the Unites States when a segment of Green Line tunnel opened from Park Street Station to Boylston Street. By 1912, the current Green, Orange, Blue, and Red lines were all in service downtown.I really like the Red line metro stations. ;)

През 1897г., метрото в Бостън става първото метро в САЩ, когато част от тунела на “зелената линия” е отворен от Park Street до улица Boylston. От 1912г., “зелената”, “оранжевата” , “синята” и “червената” линия влизат в употреба на гражданите. Аз най-много харесвам станциите на “червената” линия. ;)
A wall mural in the Park Street station in Boston. / Стенопис от метростанция Park Street в Бостън.


Pictures / Снимки :  mic-ro / ©2006 M. Rohde.
Information / Информация: asce


Subways around the World … Washington,DC / USA

Opening date: 27.03.1976
Five lines, 86 stations, and 171.1 km of track.
The second busiest rapid transit system in the USA in number of passenger trips, after the NYC Subway.Most Metro stations were designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese, and are examples of late-20th century modern architecture. With their heavy use of exposed concrete and repetitive design motifs, Metro stations also display aspects of brutalist design. In 2007, the design of the Metro’s vaulted-ceiling stations was voted number 106 on the American Institute of Architects‘ list of “America’s Favorite Architecture” ( I vote with ” Love the design ” ;)  ). More recently built stations feature different architecture.

Дата на откриване: 27.03.1976
Пет линии, 86 станции, и 171,1 км от релсов път.
Втората най-натоварена, бърза, транзитна система в САЩ по брой на пътническите пътувания, след  метрото на Ню Йорк. Повечето метростанции са проектирани от чикагския архитект Harry Weese, и са пример за модерна архитектура от края на 20-ти век. С използването на повтарящи елементи от видим бетон, метростанции се причисляват към архитектурния стил “брутализъм”. През 2007 г. дизайнът от сводести тавани бе избран за номер 106 в списъка “Любимата архитектура на Америка” на Американския институт на архитектите ( Аз също гласувам за “любим дизайн” ;) ). Съвсем наскоро построените станции са с различна архитектура.
Pictures / Снимки: visitingdcpaperhaus
Information / Информация: wikipedia



50 Cent Home in Connecticut


Location: 50 Poplar Hill Road, Farmington, CT /USA
Cost: $18,500,000
Size: 19 bedrooms, 19 full and 16 half bathrooms
Photographs: funonlineluxist

The rapper 50 Cent bought this house from Mike Tyson’s ex-wife for just $4.1 million but reportedly spent $6 million renovating it. He has been trying to sell the home since 2007 when he wanted $18.5 million for the property.

Рапърът 50 Сент купи тази къща от бившата жена на Майк Тайсън за 4,1 млн. долара,но съобщи, че е похарчил 6 млн. долара за обновяването й. Той се опитва да я продаде от 2007 година,когато искаше за нея 18,5 млн. долара.


Celine Dion’s Home

Location:  Jupiter Island,Florida /USA
Cost: $20 million
Celine Dion’s home has miniature water park that includes two pools, two water slides and a small river , which makes the total water amount needed for the system to work equal to 500,000 gallons. The residence houses eight bedrooms, an underground garage, a large wardrobe and a gym.

Местонахождение: Флорида, САЩ
Сума: 20 милиона долара
В дома на певицата Селин Дион има миниатюрен воден парк, който включва два басейна, две водни пързалки и малка река , което прави общото количество на водата, необходимо за да работи системата, равна на 500 000 галона. Резиденцията има осем спални, подземен гараж, голям гардероб и фитнес зала.

Photography: dailymaildecoratingforumcelebritycribsfunonline


White,white…and some WHITE!

© Fernando Alda via yatzer
Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location: Ayora, Valencia, Spain
© Hiroyuki Oki  via archdaily
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

via homelife

© Tom Jenkins via archdaily
Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects, LLP
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Project Year: 1996

© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra via archdaily
Architect: Manuel Aires Mateu
Location: Leiria,Portugal


© Happy Lim Photography via archdaily
Morrissey Hotel
Architects: Aboday
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia


© Andrea Martiradonna via archdaily
The Cube
Architects: Park Associati , Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Location: Milano, Italy

© Jacopo Mascheroni via archdaily
Lake Lugano House
Architect: JM Architecture
Locations: Lugano, Switzerland


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Casa Nova Lima
Architects: Danilo Matoso
Locations: Minas Gerias, Brazil

via archdaily
House in Matinhal
Architects: ARX PORTUGAL – José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
Location: Martinhal, Portugal
Project year: 2002-2003



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