The world has progressed greatly since the time when Pyramids of Egypt were built. These wonders of man were made purely by hand and labor. No sophisticated machinery was used except for estimates and calculations.
Weird Sky Scrapers – Bizarre Architectural Designs
Today, civilization has progressed. The consequences of technological advancements have resulted into the erection of some of the most amazing structures in the world. Have a look at the most bizarre and weird sky scrapers of all times.
1. The Legend of Bangkok – United Overseas Bank
The structure of this phenomenal sky scraper is such that it can amaze just anybody. Built back in 1986, this sky scraper has a very bizarre and unusual design. It looks like a transformable “Robot” due to its sleek design.
2. The Chang Building – Bangkok`s Prestige
This building is the Bangkok`s Chang Building. It is one of the most integral component of Bangkok`s skyline and features the most favorite animal of this state. The design is much more like an Elephant which is considered sacred and holy in Malaysian Culture.
3. The Koala Building – Dirt in the Eye
The Koala Towers are located in Hong Kong. They are officially known as the “Hong Kong`s Lippo Center”. The shape of each tower is such that it appears to be a bear hugging itself. The 186 meter high wonders of man may not truly be the perfect sight in the Hong Kong`s skyline.
4. Belgrade – Genex Towers
The Genex Towers are located in Belgrade, Serbia. Each of the gigantic towers goes as far as 115 meters in the air. They act as a welcoming gate for outsiders into the city. The two towers are connected by a concrete bridge. Though they are oddly built, they sure are wonderful.
5. Fuji Tower – Tokyo
The Fuji Towers are equipped with all instruments to make them look like complete industrial waste land. This futuristic attempt to shape a building has been completely spoilt.
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Tokyo used to be a city full of life and lights. It inhabited 13 million people, and bustled with activity. However, the earthquake that hit Japan has changed everything. Now Tokyo lies creepily in gloom.
Electricity Shortage in Japan:
The lights of buildings in Tokyo are turned off at night in order to save electricity. This is done to conserve electricity and avoid a massive shortfall later. The neon signs and street lights are also turned off. As a result, the city streets are creepily dark at night.
Fear of Radioactivity:
The people of Tokyo are aware that the Fukishima power plant located 148 miles away, is spewing radioactive chemicals into the air. People don’t venture out of their homes because they don’t want to come in contact with contaminated air. As a result the city has now become a dead man’s land.
A large population had their homes destructed by the earthquake and subsequent flood. They are living in shelters with meager resources. The need to save electricity forces young students to study under the light of kerosene lamps at night.
Lack Of Business In Tokyo:
There is virtually no business taking place in Tokyo city. The streets and shops are deserted. Read the full story
Look into a city skyline on a clear night and you will definitely enjoy a jeweled panorama below. Starkly lit skyscrapers, yellow glows from the windows of scattered homes, and roads pulsing white and red as cars speed over highways and crawl along residential streets. All of this electricity usage tends is an strong indicator that a city has money to spend. Indeed, in a new study, economists have shown that satellite measurements of an area’s lights reveal how economically developed it is.
Photography of Lights in Big Cities
We are familiar with much literature pertaining to shooting landscapes of big cities at night. Things like a sturdy tripod, low ISO, small opening, etc are inseparable for night landscape photography. Many photographers believe that shooting cities at night is better than days and they prefer to do so. That will allow them to capture the beautiful urban lights. Not to forget light trails from moving vehicles in a busy traffic. Who will like to miss out the eye-catching neon-lit signs?
These will surely produce beautiful and attractive photographs which definitely impress the viewers. The question is how do you distinguish yourself, if every photographer is doing and shooting the lights of a big city?
You can consider taking night photography from another viewpoint. Not necessary you will always have to include a range of buildings in the cityscape, or to have a center in your frame.
View of Big Cities at Night
We can have a longer lens to capture tighter shots instead of framing the many buildings; we can zoom into a particular part of the building which emits bright and beautiful lights. Such shots can be conceptual and you can activate your viewers’ interest. Read the full story