Monday, March 23, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Monks Mound

The largest pre-Columbian earthworks in America and the largest pyramid north of Mexico. This 30 tall mound was built around 900 - 655 AD...

Kincaid Mounds

Remnants of a large city which was created and inhabited by the people of Mississippian culture which flourished around 1050 - 1400 AD. Here...

Cahokia

Site of a native American city which flourished around 1050 - 1350 AD. Some 80 man-made mounds remain in the central part of this...

Cave-In-Rock

Enormous, shallow cave in the limestone bluff at Ohio River. For millennia it has served as a shelter for local people. The cave with...

Gateway Geyser

An enormous fountain that shoots up to 192 m tall. It forms an ensemble with the Gateway Arch across the Mississippi River, in St....

Chicago Loop

Central business district of Chicago with the headquarters of many large companies. Here are located numerous monuments of architecture - some of the earliest...

Farnsworth House

A small house for weekend retreats in minimalist International Style. The house was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and built in 1945-1951....

Aqua in Chicago

A beautiful skyscraper with unusual, "fluid" form created by the wave-like form of its balconies. It was constructed in 2009 and is 262 m...

Marina City

A complex of buildings which is dominated by two round towers - 179 m tall apartment buildings, each with 65 floors. Constructed in 1968....

Carbide & Carbon Building

A historical skyscraper - 153 m tall, dark colored building in Art Deco style. It was built in 1929. The building has 37 floors...