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  2. When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world by 236 feet (72 meters). The most viable reasons for his detention are due to political and or economic problems. However, there is no clear answer to why? When will it resume? When will it end? To be continued?
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    Chrysler Building in Manhattan

    At one point, it was the world's tallest structure. The current owners: An Abu Dhabi wealth fund and Tishman Speyer, a New York developer. The price: It's really hard to estimate, the WSJ reported, but there's no guarantee the sale will fetch $800 million, which the Abu Dhabi fund paid for 90% of the property just over a decade ago. Selling points: The Chrysler's Building ripe old age is both a blessing and a curse. It's got that "vintage" appeal some companies look for in an office space...but pre-war buildings are a headache to maintain. It won't be the first Manhattan treasure to change hands in the last few years, though.
  4. Read more: https://www.designboom.com/architecture/massimiliano-locatelli-salone-del-mobile-04-20-2018/
  5. WHAT DO YOU THINK ?? One man said, *Superb Architecture*.... For me its 1A Fake ! hahaha I mean, its not possible living in it ! Moreover, look to the trees.... But a nice fake - ( or not ?)
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    Chrysler Building in Manhattan

    WOW.... Stunning !! ?
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    Chrysler Building in Manhattan

    The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco-style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. At 1,046 feet (318.9 m), the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.[5][12] It is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel structure. As of 2015, the Chrysler is the fifth-tallest building in the city.[13] Originally a project of real estate developer and former New York State Senator William H. Reynolds, the structure was built by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation. The Chrysler Building's construction was characterized by a competition with 40 Wall Street and the Empire State Building to become the world's tallest building. The building served as the corporation's headquarters from 1930 until the mid-1950s. Although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for its construction and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it. Upon opening, there were mixed reviews of the building's design, ranging from inane and unoriginal to modernist and iconic. However, the Chrysler Building has slowly evolved into a paragon of the Art Deco architectural style, and in 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
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    Chrysler Building in Manhattan

    I would like the world headquarters of .ORG to someday be located in this beautiful building.
  9. Detail of the stainless steel roof
  10. http://edition.cnn.com/style/architecture
  11. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/02/architecture/dubai-opera-house/index.html?iid=ob_article_organicsidebar_expansion
  12. via TheWorldNewsOrgvia journal.theworldnewsmedia.org
  13. I wonder if Michael Jackson was trying to create his own private Disneyland? (I assume because of the shape of the architecture and the name Neverland) A LOT of $ must have been pumped into this place.
  14. Nestled into the rolling landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley, with its dramatic mountain ranges, flaxen-colored fields, and century-old live oaks, this irreplaceable estate exudes the ambience of a grand European manor while remaining an inviting, comfortable, livable oasis. Formerly known as Neverland Ranch, the estate consists of approximately 2,700 acres and blends effortlessly with the natural surroundings. The land borders the Los Padres National Forest, providing the property with utmost privacy and serenity as well as an inspiring uninterrupted view. Meticulous landscaping — which includes lush formal gardens with seasonally changed plantings — provides vibrant color for much of the year. The centerpiece of the ranch is a truly impressive 12,000-square-foot main residence, fashioned after the majestic manors that line the coast of Normandy. Tucked between two lakes and standing in the shade of towering trees, it is accessed via a stone bridge and circular motor court paved with indigenous stone. Splendid in its architectural planning, it features a magnificent formal living room; a handsomely proportioned dining room capable of accommodating two tables; a kitchen with distinctive Old World and copper accents as well as commercial-grade appliances; a relaxed, rustic family room with a Bouquet Canyon stone fireplace; a breakfast room with a garden and lake view; a luxurious master wing with two lavish baths and a library or study; upper-level guest suites affording consummate privacy; and a delightful recreation room. The interiors boast extensive use of high ceilings, indigenous stone, warm oak, patterned and exposed brick, dark lacquered beams, elegant marble, Portuguese tile, rough-hewn timber, and floor-to-ceiling and mullioned windows. The vistas — over patio areas and lush formal gardens toward grassy fields and mountains — create a feeling of being embraced by the land. A breezeway connects the main residence to the office, conference, and four-bay garage complex. Stone pathways meander through the spectacular grounds, linking the home with lakes, a meadow, and the outdoor entertaining areas —among them a barbecue and kitchen pavilion, a swimming pool with undulating French grey bottom, and a spa set amid stalwart stone boulders. An inviting guesthouse offers four luxuriously sized and distinctively designed guest suites, and the European-style hunting lodge features a subterranean wine cellar and overlooks the estate’s championship tennis court. A leisurely walk from the main residence is the 50-seat movie theater and dance studio. The property also includes multipurpose barns, a petting zoo, staff housing, an additional two-bedroom guesthouse, an administration building, and a paved helipad. All water needs are sourced through multiple private on-site wells. source
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