August 18, 2004 


Busts of Mystery

Washington: One really shouldn't put intricate architectural details where no one will ever see them. At the National Building Museum, which is otherwise a phenomenal establishment, there are at least 200 marble busts located far, far above the floor in... [read on...]

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 August 06, 2003 


High Rise Window Stairwells

London: The Centrepoint Tower in London is one of the most beautiful high rises I've ever seen. However, it has an irritating flaw. Two of the four corners of the building are taken up by stairwells. On a low-rise building,... [read on...]

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 April 27, 2003 


Defining the world's tallest

Kuala Lumpur: Statistics are amazing and utterly malleable things. Most people (and Malaysia's national pride) accept the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur to be the worlds tallest buildings. However, to the benefit of Chicago, the claim is fairly dubious. Side... [read on...]

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 February 17, 2003 


Elevated Tunnels

Heathrow, Terminal 1: The outlying gates here are connected by very long tubes with no windows. The lack of glass would make sense if they were underground, but they're actually elevated quite high in the air. Even if you're not... [read on...]

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