Former ENRON Building 2

The Enron building completed in 2002 consists of a 40 storey tower and two related buildings comprising 1,300,000 square feet (119,600 m²) of office space. Unique architectural features comprising horizontal accent pipes encircling the top of the 3 buildings (Garage Rotunda, Podium Rotunda and Tower) represent an unusual roof perimeter configuration and posed an uncommon challenge to Pro-Bel engineers due …

Georgia Institute Of Technology North Avenue Apartments

The Georgia Institute of Technology – commonly called Georgia Tech – occupies a large part of midtown Atlanta. The North Avenue Apartments originally built as housing for the 1996 Olympics have been used for dormitories to accommodate Tech’s expanding population. During the original construction, the bricks were not properly secured and the six midrise buildings in the complex (East and …

Museum Of Islamic Art

Designed with sleek minimalist lines, the museum is accentuated with the geometric patterns and aesthetic details found in the art and architecture of the Muslim world. The building, surrounded by a 20 hectare (49.4 acre) park, covers an area of 35,500 square metres (381,980 sq. ft.). Reflecting an almost cubist geometric expression and deceptive from the outside, the museum conceals …

Pepsi Center

Pepsi Center (aka The Can) constructed in 1999 is a multi-purpose arena and home to the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), the Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Mammoth (NLL), and the Colorado Crush (NFL). When not in use by one of Denver’s sports teams, the building frequently serves as a concert venue. The arena was designed with a large overhanging concrete roof …

Emirates Financial Towers – Dubai

  This USD $545 million project involves construction of two commercial towers in which both towers will comprise 3 basement floors, a ground floor, a podium level, and 27 additional floors. A round glass sky bridge will run through the towers connecting the 16th floor of each tower and housing an exclusive business club as well as a retail area. …

Van Andel Institute Phase III

Van Andel Institute’s 240,000 square-foot (22 080 m²), eight storey Phase II building expansion opened in December 2009. Phase II nearly triples the Institute’s laboratory space, allowing for growth of current laboratories and expanded research into neurological diseases. This means more researchers will be dedicated to finding ways to help fight cancer and other diseases. Phase II means more hope …

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – FAA Tower

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located in the city of Phoenix, is a joint civil-military public airport and one of the largest aviation facilities in the American Southwest. The Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower began operations in early 2007 and is currently the world’s fifth tallest control tower standing 326 feet high (99 m) after Atlanta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and …

American Airlines Arena

The American Airlines Arena constructed in 1999 is a sports and entertainment arena located in downtown Miami, Florida along Biscayne Bay. It is home to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association as well as an AA Travel Center. As part of its sponsorship arrangement, American Airlines had a giant aircraft painted on top of the arena’s solar reflecting …

Myriad Botanical Gardens Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 17 acre (69,000 m²) botanical garden located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Its primary feature is the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory – a 224 foot (68 m) living-plant museum featuring towering palm trees, tropical plants and flowers, waterfalls, and exotic animals. The Conservatory opened its doors to the public in 1988. The framework that …