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Old August 27th, 2015, 11:41 PM   #41
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I know this building isn't located in Europe but I do think it deserves a place here: The United States Capitol, often called Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. It sits atop Capitol Hill, at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol forms the origin point for the District's street-numbering system and the District's four quadrants.

The original building was completed in the year 1800 and was subsequently expanded, particularly with the addition of the massive dome. Like the principal buildings of the executive and judicial branches, the Capitol is built in a distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior. Both its east and west elevations are formally referred to as fronts, though only the east front was intended for the reception of visitors and dignitaries.

Washington DC - Capitol Hill: United States Capitol by Wally Gobetz, on Flickr

Washington DC - Capitol Hill: United States Capitol by Wally Gobetz, on Flickr

U.S. Capitol no. 6605 by Eric E Johnson, on Flickr

Capitol Storm by Bill Dickinson, on Flickr

US Capitol Building and Dome (East Front) - Washington DC by mbell1975, on Flickr

United States Capitol • HDR • by Kushal Shah, on Flickr


Untitled by The Q Speaks, on Flickr

Capitol Rotunda by Dwood Photography, on Flickr

Capitol Rotunda by Brandon Vincent, on Flickr

In the US there is a lot of these buildings, really fine examples of fine classical architecture.
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Old August 28th, 2015, 09:14 AM   #42
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I know this building isn't located in Europe but I do think it deserves a place here:

The original building was completed in the year 1800 and was subsequently expanded,

In the US there is a lot of these buildings, really fine examples of fine classical architecture.
Stately buildings of the late 19th/early 20th century !

Sorry Eaglesword, i know there are a lot of people who love this building, but it doents fit in this threat, as it is not a revival building

San Francisco city hall would fit better, just for en example
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Old August 28th, 2015, 03:29 PM   #43
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I agree with Tolbert, Helsinki City Hall and the Capitol are great buildings, but please stick to buildings built between 1870-1914 (Franco-Prussian War until WWI), the so called "Belle Époque". Also please stick to European buildings, since we are in the European section here and since there are thousands of great examples to be found here in Europe.
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Old August 28th, 2015, 05:26 PM   #44
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I agree with Tolbert, Helsinki City Hall and the Capitol are great buildings, but please stick to buildings built between 1870-1914 (Franco-Prussian War until WWI), the so called "Belle Époque". Also please stick to European buildings, since we are in the European section here and since there are thousands of great examples to be found here in Europe.
Okay, I understand. I will stick to Europe and those years
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Old August 28th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #45
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The Cybele Palace (Palacio de Cibeles), formerly the Palace of Communication (Spanish: Palacio de Comunicaciones) until 2011, is a palace located on the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain. Over the years the palace and fountain have become symbolic monuments of the city.

Originally the headquarters of the postal service, this impressive building was home to the Postal and Telegraphic Museum until 2007 when the building became the Madrid City Hall. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1993. The construction started in 1907 and was completed in 1919.

Madrid. Palacio de Comunicaciones (actualmente Ayuntamiento de Madrid). by José Manuel Azcona, on Flickr

Palacio & Fuente de Cibeles, Madrid by Francisco Aragão, on Flickr

Cibeles Palace by Raúl. Thanks for + 1.000.000 Views, on Flickr

La Utopía del Progreso y las Comunicaciones en la burguesía ilustrada de comienzos del siglo XX by Lanpernas Dospuntozero, on Flickr

El reloj del ayuntamiento de Madrid by jacinta lluch valero, on Flickr

Palacio de Comunicaciones - Madrid, Spain by Antonio, on Flickr

Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid by Francisco Aragão, on Flickr

PALACIO DE COMUNICACIONES (MADRID) by PILAR PERIS, on Flickr

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Palacio de Comunicaciones by Pablo Vicens Hualde, on Flickr

Palacio de Cibeles / Madrid City Hall by Manuel Ascanio, on Flickr

PALACIO DE COMUNICACIONES (MADRID) by PILAR PERIS, on Flickr

Palacio de Comunicaciones by eric, on Flickr

A really beautiful building, I hope this one fits in this thread
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Old August 28th, 2015, 08:58 PM   #46
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A really beautiful building, I hope this one fits in this thread
It does, because it's design and construction began before 1914. They just needed a little longer to finish this amazing building! Thanks for this contribution, Eagleswaord.
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I only have images of the entry and facade. This early 20th century, grand structure was built in the northern part of Berlin for the use of continuing education for doctors and medical professors. It is dedicated to and named for Kaiserin Friedrich, wife of Kaiser Friedrich III who reigned only 90 days in 1888. Empress Friederich (Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain) was a notable woman of her time and dedicated to education. The building was one of the very few to have escaped the bombs of WWII. The pair of male figures on either side of the entry is a typical treatment for the period.



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Old August 29th, 2015, 01:36 PM   #48
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It's hard to find good photos...but let me try. Also, the building isn't too glamorous from the inside, as it was build as a medical school by donations:

Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus, Berlin, 1904-1906 by Ernst von Ihne:


source: Wikipedia

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www.kaiserin-friedrich-stiftung.de


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The benefectress, Empress Friedrich (Queen Victoria of Great Britain's eldest daughter):


www.kaiserin-friedrich-stiftung.de

Sorry, the pictures are a bit large... :/
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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Cœur Basilica and often simply Sacré-Cœur (French: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, pronounced [sakʁe kœʁ]), is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city. Sacré-Cœur is a double monument, political and cultural, both a national penance for the defeat of France in the 1871 Franco-Prussian War and the socialist Paris Commune of 1871[1] crowning its most rebellious neighborhood, and an embodiment of conservative moral order, publicly dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was an increasingly popular vision of a loving and sympathetic Christ.[2]

The Sacré-Cœur Basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was finished in 1914. It was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919.

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Sacre-Coeur Basilica / Basilique du Sacré Cœur by Jim Boud, on Flickr

Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre by Mugelone, on Flickr

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Sacré-Cœur Basilica From Tour Zamansky, Paris by Iain McLauchlan, on Flickr

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Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre by TablinumCarlson, on Flickr

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Old August 30th, 2015, 02:22 AM   #50
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I hope this building is okay, its construction started before 1871 but was finished after.

The Palais Garnier (pronounced: [palɛ ɡaʁnje])(French About this sound (help·info)) is a 1,979-seat opera house, which was built from 1861 to 1875 for the Paris Opera. It was originally called the Salle des Capucines because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, but soon became known as the Palais Garnier in recognition of its opulence and its architect, Charles Garnier. The theatre is also often referred to as the Opéra Garnier(French About this sound (help·info)) , and historically was known as the Opéra de Paris or simply the Opéra,[7] as it was the primary home of the Paris Opera and its associated Paris Opera Ballet until 1989, when the Opéra Bastille opened at the Place de la Bastille.[8] The Paris Opera now mainly uses the Palais Garnier for ballet.

Palais Garnier [Explored] by Romain Vernoux, on Flickr

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Le Palais Garnier by bekahpaige, on Flickr

Pano v2 toits de Paris by Michel, on Flickr

Palais Garnier [Explored] by Duane Moore, on Flickr

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Ópera Nacional de Paris by Francisco Aragão, on Flickr

Grand Foyer by David Stanley, on Flickr

Ópera Garnier by José Miguel Serna, on Flickr

Grand Foyer by Bernardo Ricci Armani, on Flickr

Untitled by Maurice Galdjer, on Flickr

img_1883.jpg by Chris Uzelac, on Flickr

Main stage of the Palais Garnier, Paris by Joe deSousa, on Flickr

Palais Garnier stage by Joe deSousa, on Flickr

/ paris / by Aubrey Dunnuck, on Flickr

/ paris / by Aubrey Dunnuck, on Flickr

Palais Garnier by fact244, on Flickr

Seriously, this building is so large, unique and extraordinary that it deserves its own thread. These photos shows only a fragment of the whole building :O
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Hehe, I was going to post L'Opéra Garnier next. You were again faster. It's one of my most favorite buildings in the world. I was able to visit it two times already and it is absolutely stunning and overwhelming in person. Many opera houses around the world were modeled after this one.
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Hehe, I was going to post L'Opéra Garnier next. You were again faster. It's one of my most favorite buildings in the world. I was able to visit it two times already and it is absolutely stunning and overwhelming in person. Many opera houses around the world were modeled after this one.
Oh I see, yes I were in Paris in April this year and was like shocked after seeing this building. Damn it was one of the most amazing buildings in the world ;D
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Old August 30th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #53
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I think it woulds be a shame not to include non-European examples especially given that we're talking about an European architectural style that got done all over the world. The thread can be easily moved by a moderator in that other section...

The Opera Garnier is indeed very imposing but I wonder how much of it is due to the way the streets around it were planned and how the facades of the buildings were alligned. Its own main facades makes me think a lot of the churches of Rome but I can't point my finger to any one of them yet, maybe Santa Maria Maggiore.

Sacre-Coeur is the one entry here I find entirely "non-stately", so to say. If the other buildings here are like middle aged men with topper hats and big side partings, Sacre-Coeur is like a miss in a diaphanous outfit.
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Palais du Rhin (Kaiserpalast), Strasbourg, Neustadt district :

This palace was built between 1883 and 1888 by the german architect Hermann Eggert when Germany annexed Alsace (1870-1918).
The building was designed to be the official residence of the Kaiser William I in the city and reflect the growing power of the German Empire.
The architectural style is Prussian Neo-Renaissance or Wilhelminian style, freely inspired by the Pitti Palace in Florence.
Threatened with destruction since the 1950s by the Municipality the palace was classified as monument historique since 1993, through an historical association
The palace currently hosts the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine.


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We had the Opéra Garnier, let's have another famous European opera building, the Semper Opera in Dresden.
The opera house was originally built by the architect Gottfried Semper in 1841. After a devastating fire in 1869, the opera house was rebuilt, partly again by Semper, and completed in 1878. The opera house has a long history of premieres, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.

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Gare d'Orsay (now Musée d'Orsay), Paris :

The railway station was built between 1898 and 1900 by Victor Laloux for the Chemin de Fer de Paris à Orléans and finished in time for the 1900 Exposition Universelle.
It was the terminus for the railways of southwestern France until 1939.
Since 1986, the former Gare d'Orsay is a museum and it houses a great collection of French art dating from 1848 to 1915.


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This building is off the time frame, but I'll post it anyway - Westminster Palace, 1840-70, Architect Charles Barry.

All great countries have their architectural symbol (except for the ones not known for artistic innovation), this one is Britain's.



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Altare della Patria, Roma (1885-1911-1925)

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The Altare della Patria (English: "Altar of the Fatherland"), also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II ("National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II") or Il Vittoriano, is a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill.

The eclectic structure was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885; sculpture for it was parceled out to established sculptors all over Italy, such as Leonardo Bistolfi and Angelo Zanelli.[1] It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1925.[2]

The Vittoriano features stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The structure is 135 m (443 ft) wide and 70 m (230 ft) high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height reaches 81 m (266 ft).[2] It has a total area of 17,000 square meters.
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Rome : Victor Emmanuel II Monument / Altare della Patria / From the Pincio park ( Pincian Hill ) 2/2
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Altare della Patria, Altar of the Fatherland) also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, Il Vittoriano, Rome
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One of my favourite buildings in terms of its presence at night.
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Cardiff city hall

City Hall is a civic building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales, serving as Cardiff's centre of local government since it opened in October 1906. Built of Portland stone, it is an important early example of the Edwardian Baroque style.

Turned and Sons used the world's first all-electrically operated building site, including eight 5 ton cranes to lift the stone blocks.

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The first floor landing of City Hall is decorated with statues in Pentelicon marble of famous figures from Welsh history.

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Oh my god! I was so hoping someone would post them. I really love the "Cardiff civic center", and i think its one of the greates gouvernment building complexes of the world!
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