The shrine buildings at Ise, Shinto’s holiest site, are torn down & rebuilt every 20yrs in line with the belief in the impermanence of all things & as a way to pass building techniques across generations. The buildings have existed for ~1300yrs; the 63rd rebuilding occurs in 2033.
The Pentagon is 6.5M square ft (2X the Empire State Building) and is occupied by 23,000 people, making it the biggest office building in the world. Also, it was designed so that no point in the building is more than a 10 minutes walk from another point. Construction took just 16 months.
Hangleton Manor, the oldest secular building in Hove, England, has a cursed dovecote reputedly haunted by ghost pigeons.
A parking garage in Miami Beach was described as having a “stunning” design and has hosted weddings, wine tastings, and dinner parties.
There is a 550 foot skyscraper in New York City with no windows. It was built to withstand the fallout of a nuclear blast for up to 2 weeks.
There’s a building in London that reflects the Sun so perfectly, it literally melts cars.
There is a skyscraper in New York City with no windows.
In 1929 a “Bat Towеr” was built in the Florida Kеys to control mosquitoеs. It was fillеd with bats, which promptly flеw away – nеvеr to rеturn.
Burj Khalifa is so tall that, from it, you can actually watch the same sun set or rise twice in a day. If you watch the sun set from the base of the building and then take a super fast elevator to the top of the building, that same sun has not set yet. There is a time gap of 2-3 minutes. The same is applicable vice versa with sunrise.
In ancient Rome, the architectural feature called a “vomitorium” was the entrance way through which crowds entered and exited a stadium. The Latin word vomitorium derives from the verb vomitum which means “to spew forth”.