Amazing Bridges from All Across the World

30 05 2018

Architecture is a form of art that had no limits nor boundaries and can be found just anywhere across the world, from houses to skyscrapers, buildings to bridges.

Here are 8 of one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, designed by world-renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava.

(Images credit to Yahoo! News)





World Tallest Twisted Tower

19 07 2013
Construction on Cayan Tower, previously known as Infiniti Tower, started in 2006 but was delayed soon after by major flooding in the basement. The tower was set to finish in 2010 but then faced another hurdle -- the financial crisis in 2009.

Construction on Cayan Tower, previously known as Infiniti Tower, started in 2006 but was delayed soon after by major flooding in the basement. The tower was set to finish in 2010 but then faced another hurdle — the financial crisis in 2009.

The Cayan Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest twisted building in the world, with a twist of 90 degrees.

The 306 metres (1,004 ft), 80 story skyscraper was known as Infinity Tower before its inauguration on June 10, 2013.

The Cayan is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) architectural group and  developed by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. 

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill is also the designer of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, also in Dubai.

The construction of the skyscraper began in February 2006 but it was delayed after a major flood occurred at the foundation site when the wall that held back the Dubai Marina was breached on 7 February 2007, causing sand and water to flow to the site.

Infinity Tower's Flooding on 8 February 2007. (Imre Solt)

Infinity Tower’s Flooding on 8 February 2007. (Imre Solt)

Infinity Tower's Flooding on 9 March 2007. (Imre Solt)

Infinity Tower’s Flooding on 9 March 2007. (Imre Solt)

The project resumed construction in July 2008 and was completed in 2010.

Here are more photos of the Cayan Tower.

The tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom to the top, was inaugurated on Monday June 10 with a spectacular firework display.

The tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom to the top, was inaugurated on Monday June 10 with a spectacular firework display.

The 1 billion dirham ($272 million) residential tower has 75 floors and houses 495 apartments. It stands in the Dubai Marina, a man-made harbor.

The 1 billion dirham ($272 million) residential tower has 75 floors and houses 495 apartments. It stands in the Dubai Marina, a man-made harbor.

The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.

The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.The structure stands at 307 meters high with each floor rotated by 1.2 degrees.





World’s Most Expensive Motor-home

12 06 2013

World’s most expensive motor-home had been on sale in Dubai.

It is like a private jet on wheels with master bedroom and all other luxury things.

It also has a ‘Sky Lounge’ at the top of the motor-home where you can sit on the sofa and enjoy the view around you.

Motor-home is a very interesting vehicle to travel in, where we could travel anywhere feeling like we are at home.

And this luxury motor-home is even more interesting …

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Chillout Cafe: Dubai’s First Ice Lounge

16 05 2013

 

A toddler sits in his stroller while his parents tour the insides of the Chillout cafe in Dubai May 12, 2013. Chillout, owned by UAE’s Sharaf Group, is the first ice lounge in the Middle East, with temperatures set at -6 degrees Celsius (21 degrees Farenheit). The cafe, with its illuminated interiors, curtains, paintings and seating arrangements, is all made of carved ice and frozen sculptures. Picture taken May 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Tags: SOCIETY

There is a nice restaurant made of ice in Dubai called Dubai’s Chillout Cafe, which is the first “ice lounge” in the Middle East.

Even the chairs, tables and curtains in the restaurant are carved from ice.

It is -6 degree celsius in there and before you get in, you must wear thick and fluffy winter jackets.

I do hope that I could visit the restaurant 🙂

(Please click here for more images)





Lufthansa Cargo Plane Crashed

28 07 2010

On Tuesday July 27,2010 a Lufthansa cargo plane crashed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This is a disaster.

Its German pilot and co-pilot were injured.

The plane was close to the airport when it caught fire and the engines stopped working.

Then it crashed and split into two halves.

The plane came from Frankfurt to Riyadh and was on the way to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and then to Hong Kong.

I think it was lucky that the pilot and co- pilot were not killed in the crash.

In the Fedex plane crash in China on March 23, 2009 the pilot ad  co-pilot were killed.

Lufthansa cargo plane crashed in Riyadh.

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A man is seen standing on top of the wreckage of a Lufthansa cargo plane which caught fire and split in half as it was landing in the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The German pilot and co-pilot of Flight 8460, which was carrying about 90 tons of unspecified cargo, were lightly injured, an airport official said. (AP Photo)

The wreckage of a Lufthansa cargo plane which caught fire and split in half as it was landing lies on the tarmac in the capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. The German pilot and co-pilot of Flight 8460, which was carrying about 90 tons of unspecified cargo, were lightly injured, an airport official said. (AP Photo)





Dubai Opens World’s Tallest Building

5 01 2010

On Monday 4th January 2010 a very, very tall building was opened in Dubai.

It is the tallest building in the world!

The Burj Khalifa


It is taller than Taipei 101.

Very tall building is called skyscraper.

The skyscraper is 828 meters tall.

It is a 168 story building.

There was a beautiful firework display during the opening.

Fireworks at Burj Khalifa

Its name is Burj Khalifa.

It took six years to build Burj Khalifa.

Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Dubai’s flag looks the same as Ajman’s flag.

Ajman is also in the United Arab Emirates.

I wish that I can go there one day.








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