Structures in the Americas
|Willis Tower|| Location: Chicago|
Purpose: Office Building
Height: 1730 feet with antennae (7th tallest)
Floors: 110 including mechanical penthouse
Year Built: 1970- May 1973
Cost: $150 million
|Empire State Building|| Location: New York, New York|
Purpose: Commercial Building
Height: 1250 feet 445 meters, 102 floors
Record: 15th tallest sky scraper
Built By: 1931. Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates.
|Chrysler Building|| Location: New York, NY|
Purpose: Privately owned building that has belonged to several businesses over the years
Total Height: 1,046 feet
Year Completed: 1930
Cost: $15 Million US
|IAC Building|| Location: New York City, NY|
Height: 10 stories high
Year Opened: 2007
Architect: Frank Gehry
Developer: Georgetown Company
|8 Spruce|| Location: New York, NY|
Height: 870 ft.
Architect: Frank Gehry
Opening: February, 2011
|Falling Water||Location: Mill Run, Pennsylvania|
Year it opened, by whom: completed in 1935 by Lloyd Wright who designed the Falling water house for a family who owned a department store. The owner was Edgar J. Kaufmann.
Purpose: Originally made as a house for the Kaufmann family from 1937 until 1963, when it became a museum for people to come and visit.
|Boldt Castle||Location: Boldt Castle is located on Heart island part of the Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence River, NY|
Purpose: To be a display of his love for his wife, Louise.
Height/floors: Six floor castle
Year built & by whom: Built by George Boldt. Stopped abruptly after the death of wife. Construction resumed in 1977. Only some first floor rooms furnished in 2006. Castle not yet complete.
Year Built: Cost: in 1977 $15 million for restoration and improvements. Still more money is spent annually for more improvements.
|CN Tower|| Location: Toronto, ON, Canada|
Purpose: Communications Tower & Tourist Attraction
Height: 553.33 m. (1,815.39 ft.)
Years Built: 1973-1976
Completion Date: June 26, 1976
Built By: Canadian National
Cost: CDN$ 63,000,000 (US$64,260,000)
|ONE WTC|| Name: Formerly the Freedom Tower|
Location: New York, NY
Height: 1776 ft when complete; 104 floors
Projected Completion: 2013
|Nestle Chocolate Factory||Location: Mexico City, Mexico |
Purpose: To attract chocolate lovers with
Nestlé's museum, girt shop, theater, and greatly known chocolate factory.
Area: 634 meters squared. Building Length: 300 meters.
Design Year: January 2007
Completion Year: March 2007. The structure took 2.5 months to design and build. Record time!
|Machu Picchu|| Location : It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 km (50 mi) northwest of Cusco.|
Purpose: an ancient city
Height: 2,400 meters (7,875 ft) above sea level
Year Built: 1450 by the Incans