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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Airports have become the busiest centers of traffic. People, everyday, come, depart or transfer through these places. The activity of these passengers and their number determines which airport stands as the busiest. Given today’s world, the number of these airports is countless. The data provided by the Airports Council International and the BAA give the following ten airports as the most hectic airports around the globe.
1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
With the total passenger count being 20,181,931 and the largest number of take-offs and landings, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is known to be the world’s busiest airport. Located in Georgia, United States and locally called as Atlanta Airport, it serves more than 88 million passengers per annum.
2. London Heathrow Airport
As of 2011, London Heathrow Airport is rated to be the fourth busiest airport in the world and the fourth in United Kingdom. Situated in London Borough of Hillingdon, it flies the most number of international passengers.
3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
This primary and biggest hub of United Airlines airplanes is situated in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is also simply called O’Hare and has a total passenger count of 15,346,475.
4. Beijing Capital International Airport
With total 15,153,600 passengers, Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for airplanes of Air China. In the past decade, it has risen remarkably and stands nearly behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport.
5. Tokyo International Airport
South of Tokyo Station in Ota, Tokyo is Tokyo International Airport, also known as Haneda Airport.
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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
While many would use culture as something that bonds them together, Traditions amidst the culture becomes another interrelating aspect. With the changing race, attitudes and beliefs at every other corner, a specific set of practices that holds them together also take many different forms. Below are a set of traditions that various sects carry out and are more dangerous than fun and games.
1. New Years Dive:
On the day of the New Year, countless divers gather around and take a dip into the Baikal lake. As if this isn’t dangerous enough, one specified diver carries the new year’s tree to plant it at the bottom of the lake.
2. Polar Bear Plunge:
The event aims to gather donations for the Special Olympics and welcomes a huge number of participants every year. The participants have to jump in cold water during the winter season, and the dodgy part is, that it may cause paralysis, hypothermia, and even death but fortunately, nothing of that sort has happened as of yet.
3. Firework Battle:
This is a battle between two churches on an Easter Sunday in Chios, Greece. While the service session carries on, these churches aim at each other’s bell with the help of 150 people. The crowd’s fires over 24,000 rockets and have caused damages to homes and even deaths in the past.
4. Baby Dropping Ritual:
This is a ritual where countless Muslim children are dropped down from a 13 meter tower into white sheets. The babies have been dropping in at Solapur, India for over 300 years with the faithful claim that no baby is ever harmed. They believe that the children grow up strong and healthy.
5. Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling:
In Gloucester, England, a Double Gloucester cheese is rolled down a steep hill and a bunch of daring people chases it down. Read the full story
The skylines of each big city are the symbol of its development and modernity. The city centers of big cities around the world are the cultural and economical centers of that country. The days and nights of these skylines with the city’s tallest skyscrapers are the great architectural view to see.
10. Seattle, USA
Seattle in the Northwest of USA is a most important port city as a trade centre for Pacific and Europe. It is important for its commercial, cultural and technological advancement. It has four skyscrapers which are more than 200m among which one is the famous 184m Space Needle observation tower.
9. Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen was the small fishing town on the border of Hong Kong in 1970. But now it is capital with more than six million people. It has 20 skyscrapers of higher than 200 meters tall. Shun Hing Square is also among these which is the 8th tallest building in the world.
8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is the most impressive in the world which has very beautiful and wide sky lines. It has 10 skyscrapers build over 200 meters tall. three of the ten are among the 25 tallest buildings worldwide.
7. Toronto, Canada
Toronto is a multi cultural and ethnicity city. Including the amazing CN Tower which is 553 meters tall, Toronto has 7 skyscrapers in its skyline that are more than 200 meters. It is the tallest free-standing structure in North America which has the world’s highest observation deck.
6. Tokyo, Japan
The world’s most populated city Tokyo is also referred to the capital of the Eastern world. It has very dense skyline with 18 skyscrapers at over 200 meters tall. Read the full story