Saturday, June 27, 2020

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Shanghai Tunnels

Legendary tunnels in diverse locations of Chinatown. These tunnels were used as escape routes as well as for living, for diverse criminal activities. Legends...

Timberline Lodge (Oregon)

Historical lodge with ornate interior which has many features of the Prairie Style. It was constructed in 1936-1938. Location, GPS coordinates: 45.33118 N 121.71123 W Categories: Hotels and...

Baháʼí House of Worship in Wilmette

Gorgeous structure - the oldest of the existing Baháʼí temples. The enormous, round, white temple was built in 1912 - 1953. Location, GPS coordinates: 42.07445 N...

Portland Building

The world's first major building in Post-Modern style, constructed in 1982. This 15 floors high public office building has caused much controversy due to...

Steel Bridge (Portland)

A double decker truss bridge which was constructed in 1912. This bridge has a complex vertical lift which rises the double decker system from...

Hawthorne Bridge

A historical truss bridge, constructed in 1910. It has a vertical lift which operates up to this day, rising a section of bridge from...

St. Johns Bridge

A beautiful steel suspension bridge, constructed in 1931. The bridge towers have unusual Neo-Gothic forms. Bridge is 630 m long, the main span is...

Pittock Mansion

A prominent private mansion which was constructed in 1909 - 1914. This French Rennaisance style chateau has 46 rooms. Around the house are famous...

John Jacob Astor Hotel

Historic former hotel building, constructed in Art Deco style in 1922 - 1923. Using the height of the 8th-floor high hotel, here was set...

Astoria – Megler Bridge

The longest continuous truss bridge in the United States. This 6.55 km long bridge was constructed in 1962-1966 across Columbia River. The longest span...