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There is no single word in the English language (that I'm award of) for architecture enthusiasts, but I am one, and I would like to share some of the beautiful and atrocious buildings of the world.  Consider this a pootie diary for people who like architecture.  I encourage people to click on the pictures and view the buildings in all their glory (or loathsomeness).

I.  Awesome

CalTrans building.  Los Angeles, CA:


Taipei 101.  Taipei, Taiwan:


Shanghai World Financial Center.  Shanghai, China:

Shanghai World Financial Center

Sears Tower (officially renamed Willis Tower).  Chicago, IL:

Sears Tower

John Hancock Tower.  Chicago, IL:

John Hancock Tower

Empire State Building.  New York, NY:

Empire State Building

Central Plaza.  Hong Kong:

Hong Kong Central Plaza Tower

Jumeirah Emirates Towers.  Dubai, UAE:

Emirates Office Towers

Bank of America Plaza.  Atlanta, GA:

Bank of America Atlanta Building

The Address.  Dubai, UAE:

The Address

Shun Hing Square.  Shenzhen, China:

Shun Hing Square

World Trade Center.  New York, NY:

World Trade Center

Eureka Tower.  Melbourne, Australia:

Eureka Tower

Comcast Center.  Philadelphia, PA:

Comcast Center

Williams Tower.  Houston, TX:

Williams Tower

Osaka World Trade Center.  Osaka, Japan:

Osaka World Trade Center

Torre Caja Madrid.  Madrid, Spain:

Torre Caja Madrid

Chelsea Tower (and both of the ones beside it).  Dubai, UAE:

Chelsea Tower

Wisma 46.  Jakarta, Indonesia:

Wisma 46

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.  Tokyo, Japan:

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Aqua.  Chicago, IL:


63 Building.  Seoul, South Korea:

63 Building

Menara Maybank Tower.  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Menara Maybank Tower

NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi building.  Tokyo, Japan:


Two awesome Hong Kong skyscrapers (don't know their names):

Two awesome Hong Kong skyscrapers


II.  Yuck

Unknown name.  Bangkok, Thailand:

Unknown Building

Torre Agbar.  Barcelona, Spain:


Jin Mao Tower.  Shanghai, China:

Jin Mao Tower

Bank of China Tower.  Hong Kong.

Bank of China Tower Hong Kong

Tuntex Sky Tower.  Kaohsiung, Taiwan:

Kaohsiung 85 Sky Tower

Ryungyong Hotel.  Pyongyang, North Korea:

Ryungyong Hotel

Al Faisaliyah Center.  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:


Grand Lisboa.  Macau:

Grand Lisboa Macau

Transamerica Pyramid.  San Francisco, CA:

Transmerica Pyramid

Torre de Cristal.  Madrid, Spain:

Torre de Cristal

Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower.  Guangzhou, China:

Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower.  Shanghai, China:

Oriental Pearl Tower

30 St. Mary Axe (aka, "The Gherkin").  London, UK:


Kaden Tower.  Louisville, KY:

Kaden Tower Louisville

Scottish Parliament:

Scottish Parliament

London City Hall:

London Town Hall

China Central Television Headquarters.  Beijing, China:

CCTV Headquarters

Originally posted to Troubadour on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 05:52 AM PDT.


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