On 1 November 1997 the new pier was officially opened, the culmination of more than 30 years work by the Pier and Foreshore Society. It raised almost $2 million from the community which was matched by a further $2 million from the Christchurch City Council
The original New Brighton Pier, built in 1894, stood on the same site as the present pier. When the original pier was threatened with demolition in 1963 a group of residents, formed the Pier and Foreshore Society to try to save it. However, it was unsuccessful and the pier was demolished in 1964.
Antony Gormley's enormous landmark statue, the Angel of the North is a new landmark at the entrance to Tyneside. Its wide, open arms greet visitors as they reach Gateshead, whether they come by road or rail.
The Christchurch Town Hall is the city's premier performing arts centre. Situated beside the River Avon in the very heart of Christchurch, the complex provides a magnificent setting for the performing arts and complements the Christchurch Convention Centre (which is attached by airbridge) with a number of versatile conference and meeting room facilities.
Taipei 101 has 101 stories above ground (hence the name) and five under ground.The building holds the records for:Ground to structural top: 508 m (1667 ft), a record formerly held by the Petronas Twin Towers at 452 m (1483 ft)Ground to roof: 448 m (1470 ft). Formerly held by the Sears Tower 442 m (1454ft)Ground to highest occupied floor: 438 m (1437 ft). Formerly held by the Sears TowerElevator speed: 1010 meters/min (37.5 miles/hour)It does not hold the record for:Ground to pinnacle, which is held by the Sears Tower 529 m (1703ft).
This building, almost twice the height of Sears, would have a resident population of 50,000. It is estimated that this tower would cost 10billion to build and have an impressive floor area of 1,039,206m squared. The tower was the victim of the bursting of the real-estate bubble in Japan, but Foster maintains that he still hopes to build a version of this building. An unpublished variant of this design, conceived for a Shanghai site with Donald Trump, was called the M Tower. Unlike the Millenium tower with it's central core, the M Tower would have a hollow centre, allowing sunlight to penetrate from one side to the other. Working with the Obayashi Corporation, the clients, they were able to demonstrate that the Tower would be able to be self-sufficient and even process it's own waste. Architects: Sir Norman Foster, Foster Associates.
Official name Clarendon TowerAddress: Oxford Terrace/Worcester StCity: ChristchurchCountry: New ZealandTechnical Data Height (struct.) 67 m 221 ftFloors (OG) 19Construction end 1988Building in General Type of construction High-Rise BuildingMain usages: Office's Architectural style; Parthenon of FiberlightArchitect: Architecture Warren & Mahoney
Beautifully located on the edge of Christchurch's Latimer Square, the AA building has undergone a change from a sole occupied commercial building, to a mix use of commercial, retail, offices and residential apartments.
The Shard London Bridge — formerly known as London Bridge Tower and Shard of Glass — is a proposed skyscraper designed by Renzo Piano for a site in London, on the Southwark side of London Bridge, next to London Bridge station at 32 London Bridge Street. It would replace a twenty-four storey building, Southwark Towers, which was completed in 1976. The tower will be 1004 feet tall and have 66 floors. It was granted planning permission in November 2003.
Before the bridge was constructed, traffic had to descend into the Tarn River valley and pass along the route nationale N9 near the town of Millau, causing heavy congestion at the beginning and end of the July and August vacation season. The bridge now traverses the Tarn valley above its lowest point, linking the causse du Larzac to the causse rouge, and is inside the perimeter of the Grands Causses regional natural park.