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Old October 28th, 2010, 07:21 AM   #341
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Maybe not the "winner" but the Federal Reserve Tower in Boston is pretty imposing. Its compound dominates an entire city block, with gates, gun turrets, and a 614' blank concrete wall!

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Old October 28th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #342
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holy shit is that mosque built over water???
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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #343
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There will be 11 floors of museums and 3 large halls at the head of minarets!

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Old October 28th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #344
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:45 AM   #345
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The MetLife/PAN-AM building in NYC is one of the more imposing skyscrapers in recent memory
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Old July 24th, 2013, 12:52 AM   #346
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Castle of Milazzo
Milazzo * Sicily * Italy

Is the most important monument of the city: one between the great castles, national asset and the European Union, it covers an area of ​​more than 7 hectares, is a real town. The first fortifications date back around the Neolithic period (4000 BC). Later, around the VIII-VII century BC, thanks to the intervention of the Greeks, who called it Mylai, the agglomeration took shape and grew larger, becoming an acropolis and, thanks to Roman-Byzantine, a castrum.
In 843, the Arabs gave birth to the first nucleus of the present castle, the ruins of the old dominations. Subsequently, the Normans and the Swabians, joined by other structures, the Aragonese it conformed the defensive system, the Spaniards surrounded it with massive walls. Interesting detail is a stylized drawing the lava rock in a corner of the medieval walls. According to some experts is the eye of the falcon Horus, the Egyptian symbol of invincibility, according to others it is a beetle, in whose eyes the sun goes straight on the day of the vernal equinox. Milazzo's people know the evolution of the seasons.
In 1928 came to light a cage of torture, which contained a human skeleton missing the lower limbs. Much curiosity was at a scientific level by Italian and foreign experts. Today the cage is a relic of the Criminal Museum of Rome and is the only example of its kind in continental Europe.
Another monument of great interest is the Old Cathedral. It is located within the walled city, and its construction was begun in 1608 from designs by Michelangelo's student, Camillo Camilliani. The Cathedral was built to replace the old Mother Church of St. Mary, demolished in 1568 for military-strategic reasons. The decorative work and completion of the new work continued until about 1700. Between the Old Cathedral and the Castle, there is the restored Palace of the jurors, then seat of the Senate of the city.


This castle stands on a spit of land on the sea, and it is also visible from the town and villages around the two bays, and the woods of the surrounding mountains.

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Milazzo dall'alto di Marco Crupi Visual Artist, su Flickr

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Old August 12th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #347
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I love Bucharest! There really is beautiful!
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Old August 15th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #348
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Potala Palace 656ft high, 1300ft wide and 1150 ft deep. It has 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues:


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Old August 16th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #349
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That one probably wins the prize...
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:14 AM   #350
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 09:13 AM   #351
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Can we keep this focused on buildings, as indicated in the thread title?
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 09:14 AM   #352
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 09:17 AM   #353
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I figured, but he's not going to be doing it long if it keeps up.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:09 PM   #354
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Palace of Justice (or in Roman dialect Palazzaccio) - Rome , Italy


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Old June 24th, 2014, 04:14 AM   #355
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Old July 6th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #356
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Very big in my opinion.
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Old July 7th, 2014, 08:57 PM   #357
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Old July 27th, 2014, 05:23 AM   #358
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Just compare the proportions of the Moscow Uni and Abraj Al-Bait. Fine, elegant, floating vs. disproportionate, clumsy and truly ridiculous.

All those Arabian skyscrapers are an eysore and insult to good architecture, I wish them demolished (except maybe Burj Khalifa & Burj Al Arab).
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Old August 1st, 2014, 07:32 AM   #359
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Old August 1st, 2014, 11:16 PM   #360
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i think sagrada familia is world's most imposing building


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