Added on: 1st Jul 2014
EDITH GREEN – WENDELL WYATT FEDERAL
BUILDING IN PORTLAND, OREGON.
The building houses 1,200 federal employees during the
working day and is now one of the most energy-efficient
office blocks in the United States.
SYDNEY'S ONE CENTRAL PARK
The heliostat can be used to provide both extra heating
or additional cooling, reflecting the sun into the building
or keeping it in the shade as required. One Central Park's
green credentials are further enhanced through its use of
solar panels to provide renewable energy and an advanced
water recycling system to reduce waste.
It stands at a modest 117m (384ft) tall.
ROTTERDAM IN THE NETHERLANDS
The 150m (492ft)-tall building is used for various different
purposes, including offices, apartments, shops,
restaurants and a four-star hotel.
THE CAYAN TOWER, DUBAI IN
THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
It's actually the 17th highest building in the city at a
height of 306m (or around 1,500ft) and has been built to
cope with the intense sunlight, sandstorm flurries and
everything else that comes as part and parcel of its location.
As well as the apartments and penthouses, the building
includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, a kids play area,
massage rooms and a spa.
CCTV HEADQUARTERS IN BEIJING, CHINA.
This striking structure is home to the
China Central Television network.
NEO BANKSIDE TOWERS, LONDON
NEO Bankside comprises 217 residential units in four
hexagonal pavilions ranging from 12 to 24 storeys
and a six-storey office block.
The 829.m tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been the tallest
building in the world since 2010.
The Burj Khalifa has been classified as Megatall.
THE CN TOWER IN TORONTO, CANADA
The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, was the world's
tallest freestanding structure from 1975 to 2007.