Category: ARCHITECTURE

Apr 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

Picture of the Day: Sky Cranes

SKY CRANES Photograph by Jakob Montrasio | jakob.montrasio.net In this beautiful HDR image by Jakob Montrasio, we see the Chinese Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters under construction in April of 2008. At least five cranes can be spotted, soaring high above the ground below. The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft),…

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Apr 18, 2013

An Old Clock Tower Converted Into a Penthouse

An Old Clock Tower Converted Into a Penthouse

Located in the trendy DUMBO (down under the Manhattan bridge overpass) neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York is One Main Street; a 126-unit loft conversion by David Walentas (creator of the DUMBO neighbourhood) in 1998. The former cardboard box factory was originally built in 1915 and features a beautiful clock tower. Walentas renamed it the…

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Apr 15, 2013

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in 1978, it was also proclaimed a Historical Monument by the President of the Republic of Poland in 1994. The mine is located in the town of Wieliczka and is within…

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Apr 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Picture of the Day: Chateau de Chenonceau

Château de Chenonceau Loire Valley, France Photograph by Ra-smit on Wikimedia Commons The Château de Chenonceau is a French château near the small village of Chenonceaux, in the Loire Valley of France. The château was built on the site of an old mill on the River Cher and was designed by the…

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Apr 9, 2013

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The 2012 Wikimedia Commons Pictures of the Year

The winners of the Seventh Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Contest were just announced, and the top 12 finalists are just as remarkable as years past. With over 3990 voters, Pierre Dalous (User: Kookburra 81) took home top honours with his photograph of European Bee-eaters. Round 1 of voting began in mid-January…

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Apr 6, 2013

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

Master LEGO Builder Creates Epic 200,000 Piece Fantasy World

At over five feet tall and six feet wide, Mike Doyle’s Odan is an incredible fantasy world built from over 200,000 LEGO pieces. It took over 600 hours to build. Entitled, ‘The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan‘, it represents Doyle’s first work in his ambitious Contact series of large-scale…

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Apr 3, 2013

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘). It’s hard to believe we’re already a 1/4 of the way through 2013. Below you will find…

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