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Old November 13th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #61
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The Bucharest one isn't so bad, the only bad bit is the tall hulking part at the back. Too flat, could do with a spire perhaps.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #62
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Montecitorio (Chamber of Deputies)
The building was originally designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the young Cardinal Ludovisi, nephew of Pope Gregory XV. However, with the death of Gregory XV by 1623, work stopped, and was not restarted until the papacy of pope Innocent X, when it was completed by the architect Carlo Fontana, who modified Bernini's plan with the addition of a bell gable above the main entrance.



















Palazzo Madama (Senate)
Palazzo Madama is a palace in Rome, currently house of the Senate of the Italian Republic.
It was built atop the ruins of the ancient baths Nero, next to Piazza Navona. The terrain had been acquired in the Middle Ages by the monks of the Abbey of Farfa, who later ceded it to France.
The new building was begun at the end of the 15th century and completed in 1505, for the Medici family. It housed two Medici cardinals and cousins, Giovanni and Giuliano, who both later became popes as Leo X and Clement VII, respectively. Catherine de' Medici, Clement VII's niece, also lived here before she was married to Henry, son of King Francis I of France in 1533.
The palazzo takes its name from Madama Margherita of Austria, illegitimate daughter of Emperor Charles V, who married another illegitimate son, Alessandro de' Medici and, after his death, Ottavio Farnese. Thus part of the art collection of the Florentine Medici family was inherited by the Farnese family.





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Old November 15th, 2006, 04:32 AM   #63
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This is another beautiful picture of Canberra in Australia as a whole:



Points of interest in Canberra:

1. The dome building infront of the boulevard is the Australian War Memorial
2. The boulevard infront of the lake is known as Anzac Parade
3. The lake is called Lake Burley Griffin, after the man who planned and designed Canberra (and you can't see it here, but there's a big Geneva-styled water jet in the lake also)
4. Over the lake, on the left is the High Court of Australia
5. Over the lake, on the right is the National Library (designed with the same measurements as the Parthenon)
6. The first big white building is the old Parliament house
7. The second white building behind it with the huge flag pole is the new Parliament house.

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Old November 17th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #64
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The Bucharest one isn't so bad, the only bad bit is the tall hulking part at the back. Too flat, could do with a spire perhaps.
Well, the thing is that... the tall part is not really at the back. In that picture you only see one side out of 4 of the same length. But only that side has the tall part. You should check this out http://maps.google.com/?t=k&ll=44.42...,0.020127&om=1 to see the monster scale of the building.

One good part about the building is the wing that contains MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art - opened in 2004), because the museum makes good use of the big space that the halls offer.


Here are some construction pics of MNAC .. http://www.mnac.ro/events%20main.htm (go to "museum in progress"). There are still other parts of the building that aren't finished, and there are tons of rubble inside.
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Old November 17th, 2006, 07:52 PM   #65
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Canberra looks so......rural
My main problem with the parliament building is that its so non-discript, it isn't a landmark building. You would struggle to draw it, and most people would probably think its some kind of nuclear bunker. Does it double up as that?
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Old November 18th, 2006, 08:17 AM   #66
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Some Unites States state houses: (from the net)




Washington state



Utah



Texas



Ohio



New York



Nebraska



Minnesota



Michigan



Massachusetts



Indiana



Georgia



Missouri



Connecticut



Wisconsin



Iowa



Mississippi



South Carolina
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Old November 18th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #67
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Bucharest, Romania - Palace of the Parliament



It's the largest building in Europe by volume and the heaviest building in the world.

I also think it's one of the ugliest.
My home town could probably fit into this building.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #68
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Today most of the nationally important facilities of Japan are located in Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. Nagatacho is the govermental center, Kasumigaseki is the administrative center, and Marunouchi is the industrial center.

the Diet of Japan (1936)







in front of Emperor's restroom


Emperor's restroom


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Old December 6th, 2006, 04:07 AM   #69
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Hungarian Parliament Building

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The Hungarian Parliament Building (Hungarian: Országház) is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of the world's greatest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination of Budapest. It lies in Kossuth Lajos Square, right on the bank of the Danube

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Budapest was united from three cities in 1873 and seven years later the National Assembly resolved to establish a new, representative Parliament Building, expressing the sovereignty of the nation. A competition was published, which was won by Imre Steindl, but the plans of the other two competitors were also realized, facing the Parliament: one serves today as the Ethnographical Museum, the other as the Ministry of Agriculture.

The construction of the winner's plan was started in 1885, inaugurated in the millennium anniversary of the country in 1896, and was completed in 1904. (It is to be noted that the architect of the building went blind before its completion, similarly to Beethoven who composed his late works deaf, and he could not live up to the completion of his plan.)

There were a thousand people working on it on average; 40 million bricks, half a million precious stones and 40 kg gold were used during the construction.

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Similar to the Palace of Westminster, it was built in a Gothic Revival style. It is 268 m long and 123 m wide. Its interior includes 10 courtyards, 13 passenger and freight elevators, 27 gates, 29 staircases and 691 rooms (out of them, more than 200 office rooms). With its height of 96 m, it is one of the tallest buildings of Budapest, along with Saint Stephen's Basilica. The number 96 refers to the nation's millennium, 1896, and the conquest of the later Kingdom of Hungary in 896.

The main façade is the one facing the Danube, but the official main entrance is from the square in front of it. Inside and outside, there are altogether 242 sculptures on the walls.

On the façade, statues of Hungarian rulers, Transylvanian leaders and famous military people are to be seen. Over the windows, there are pictures of coats of arms of kings and dukes. The main entrance is the stairs located on the eastern side, bordered by two lions.

When entering the Parliament, the visitor can proceed on gigantic ornamental stairs, see frescoes on the ceiling and pass by the bust of the creator, Imre Steindl in a niche of the wall. Other statues include those of Árpád, Stephen I and John Hunyadi.

One of the famous parts of the building is the hexadecagonal (sixteen-sided) central hall, with huge chambers adjoining it: the Lower House (today the National Assembly meets here) and the Upper House (until 1945).

Further sights include the stained glass and glass mosaic paintings by Miksa Róth.

Due to its extensive surface and its minute details, it is almost constantly under renovation. However, the renovation of its central part was finished in the summer of 2005, scaffolding was removed for a few months and this part can be seen white again. Renovation was resumed in the autumn of 2005; new covering materials and methods are hoped to be more resistant to weather.
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Interior:







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Old December 8th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #70
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Here's some of Canada's provincial legislatures...

British Columbia


Alberta


Saskatchewan


Manitoba


Ontario


Quebec


New Brunswick


P.E.I.


more to come... if anyone has better pics go ahead, i just quickly googled these ones.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:08 PM   #71
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beutiful buildings .great thread.
Does vatican city have a goverment building.
And what about spain?
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #72
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Canberra looks so......rural
My main problem with the parliament building is that its so non-discript, it isn't a landmark building. You would struggle to draw it, and most people would probably think its some kind of nuclear bunker. Does it double up as that?
Well, Canberra is known as the "Bushland city" so it does give off a little country town feeling. It's definitely not as big as Sydney or Melbourne, and some either prefer it that way, and others do not. Personally, I think Canberra is a very beautiful city! It's pretty underrated though, especially within Australia, but I think its planned design really allows its beauty to shine.

As for Parliament House, you either love it or hate it. Up close, I find it to be really intimidating and beautiful. I love the flag pole as well, and the side angles at the very end which make it look pretty grand. It's a pretty different building though, but I personally think it works!

Plus, it's the only Parliament in the world where people can stand on and roll over and so on.
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Does vatican city have a goverment building.
Of course.
Vatican city is a state and it has its own head of state.

Vatican City, formally the State of the Vatican City (Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae; Italian: Stato della Cittŕ del Vaticano) is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. At approximately 44 hectares (108.7 acres), it is the smallest independent nation in the world.

State of Vatican City,Rome



Apostolic Palaces
The Apostolic Palace, also called the Papal Palace or the Palace of the Vatican, is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City.
The palace is a complex of buildings, comprising the Papal Apartment, the Catholic Church's government offices, a handful of chapels, the Vatican Museum and the Vatican library. In all there are over 1,000 rooms with the most famous including the Sistine Chapel and its renowned ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo and Raphael's Rooms.

















Governement Palace





Vatican gardens

















The other papal residences are at the Lateran Palace in Rome and the Castel Gandolfo overlooking Lake Albano outside Rome.

The Vatican City State has the distinction of having the smallest and oldest regular army in the world, the Swiss Guard. It was founded by Pope Julius II on January 22, 1506.
Vatican City has its own post office, fire brigade, police service, commissary (supermarket), bank (the automatic teller machines are the only ones in the world to offer customers service in Latin, among other languages), railway station, electricity generating plant, and publishing house. The Vatican also controls its own Internet domain (.va).
Vatican Radio, which was organized by Guglielmo Marconi himself, today offers not only short-wave service around the world, but also television services through Vatican Television and is available on the Internet. The actual transmitter for the shortwave station is in Italy. The Vatican has also been given a radio ITU prefix, HV, and this is sometimes used by amateur radio operators.
L'Osservatore Romano is the semi-official newspaper, published daily in Italian, and weekly in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and French (plus a monthly edition in Polish). It is published by a private corporation under the direction of Catholic laymen but carries official information. Acta Apostolicae Sedis is the official publication of the Holy See, carrying the official texts of Church documents, but is little read other than by scholars and Church professionals.
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First Parliament in Tehran (1906):















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New Parliament in Tehran:













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Such thread exists http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=329500
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National Congress of Brazil




Senate




Legislative Assembly Espirito santo state
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and our supreme tribunal

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