Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Top 10 Buildings in UK



The Shard - London
A 95-storey Skyscraper is one of London’s most famous modern landmarks and a
The Shard - London
distinguished member of London’s iconic skyline collective. It’s conical pyramid glass shape lends a striking streamline appearance which has been lauded by architects worldwide. This is the tallest of London’s Skyscrapers.  

Wales Millennium Centre  ‘Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru’ - Cardiff
Architects in North Wales need only look South to their country’s capital city for the ultimate inspiration. The languages of Welsh and English are emblazoned onto a large copper coated steel sheet cladding. It was designed to look better, increasingly so with age. This Bronze coloured building is set alight at night, illuminating the characters. The Welsh words read: CREU GWIR FEL GWYDR O FFWRNAIS AWEN. – Creating Truth Like Glass From Inspiration’s Furnace. A grand site for any boat docking into Cardiff Bay Harbour

West Minster Abbey - London
Possibly the most famous church in the UK. What was originally a catholic church, after the dissolution, it passed to the Church of England. Many important national, religious  and ceremonial events take place here.  This building is the resting place of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Titanic Belfast - Belfast
A monument to Northern Ireland’s Maritime heritage and the world’s largest Titanic Information Centre It is constructed on the former site of the Harland and Wolff Shipyard where the Titanic was constructed. It was designed to look like the prow of the ship, however it is also suspected that it looks like an Iceberg. For this reason, locals have nicknamed it ‘The Iceberg’.

The Clyde Auditorium - Glasgow
Also Called the ‘Armadillo’ for its overlapping segments which is said to resemble the armour plating of the rodent. This has become one of the most recognisable landmarks of modern Glasgow. 

Houses of Parliament – London
Unmistakably British. Also known as the Palace of Westminster, The world famous building where politicians battle it out in debate over the country’s affairs. This was originally constructed in the middle ages, however due to a fire, the palace was burned down in 1834, 6 years later however reconstruction began, and would continue until 1870 when I was completed. This new building was created in perpendicular gothic revival style. Perhaps the most iconic part of this is the clocktower of Big Ben (Officailly known as the Elizabeth Tower).

St. George’s Hall - Liverpool
Liverpool’s Neo-classical acropolis style building has been a prevalent landmark for many a year.  It is clearly visable as you exit Lime Street Station. Home to 19thcentury law courts and concert halls. It is a popular tourist attraction. It is fronted by a cenotaph to those who died in the Great War

Windsor Castle - Windsor
The largest, and best preserved occupied castle in the world. It is a royal residence of the crown located in Windsor. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Normal Invasion of England, by William the Conquoror. It was originally  constructed to establish and protect Norman Dominance. Today, more than 500 people live and work in Windsor Castle, the largest inhabitad castle in the world. 

The Walkie Talkie - London
This oddly shaped construction is another strand-out figure in london’s skyline, although apart from the main cluster of skyscrapers.  Construction was completed in 2014. Because of its unusal top-heavy construction, it acts as a concave mirror, focusing light onto the streets like some kind of giant magnifying glass. During the hot summer of 2013, light burned up to 6 times hotter than direct sunlight shining onto vehicals, in some cases melting bodywork warrenting £946 in repairs. The skyscraper is home to London’s ‘Sky Garden’, which offers spectacular views of the London skyline.

The Urbis - Manchester
The Urbis is a museum and exhibition centre. International football fans will be very interested in coming to this building, as it serves as the national football museum. Fans visiting the city to watch a game will be pleased to find that entry is free. It has six storeys and has a distinctive sloping shape to it. Which makes it recognisable as you are walking through the streets of Manchester. The pinnacle oin the roof of the building points towards the city centre.

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