Elisa Rivera ENG102 Descriptive Essay- Visual Art Dr. Boros May 1st, 2009 Sears Tower Contributing to the dynamic Chicago Skyline, the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois is known as the world’s third tallest building. It is known for its contemporary 110 stories high to a height of 1,450 ft. The highest occupied floor stands 1,431 ft above ground. It also features a 160-car parking garage, broadcast platform, the tallest skydeck, conference center and fitness facility. Designed by architect Bruce Graham and the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1973, the Sears Tower is structured by attracting square tubes of welded steel.
The bell tower was built in 1990 and stands 236 feet tall and is one of Orange County's tallest structures (Crystal, 2011). It was built from a polished, mirrored quality, stainless steel prisms forming a spectacular spire which catches the light from all directions and houses a 52-bell carillon (Crystal, 2011). From the outside the cathedral is very smooth and contemporary. Inside the cathedral you can see the high arches and ceilings and the bell tower completes the gothic
Within ten years, the firm designed and built 40 million square feet of buildings. During this time, Keaton gained a national design reputation and he was named a full partner at the youngest age in the firm’s history. In Los Angeles, he is best known for the 52 story Gas Company Tower, which people call the finest building in America. After having spent 23 years at SOM, he created his own firm in 1990. He has designed a wide variety of U.S. corporate headquarters, won numerous competitions and continued his lasting relationship with the premier developers of the United States.
Some fear existed about what would happen when the rich, poor, city folks, and country folks all converged at one event. The British from rural areas were educated on how to behave in the city prior to entering the exhibition. As it turned out, the fears were not warranted. The exhibition had no problems of note and it was learned that large groups of diverse people could be together without
At the time of the launch, it was the biggest existing ship and the largest moveable object ever built. the Titanic was 882 feet long and weighed about 46,000 tons II. Everything was done in regard to the furniture and fittings to make the first class accommodation more than equal to that provided in the finest hotels on shore III. The ship had parlor suites located on the ship and they consisted of a sitting room, two bedrooms, two wardrobe rooms, a private bath, and a bathroom. The first class dining room was the largest on any liner; it could serve 500 passengers at one sitting.
The Metropolitan Kouros The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York contains well over two million works of art and art related material. These pieces have a vast range of age, from the oldest artifacts, Archeulian flints from Egypt dating as far back as 300,000 B.C.E., to the newest works of art from this year. Contained in the Metropolitan’s collection of Greek and Roman art are many important sculptures. Perhaps one of the most interesting sculptures, The Metropolitan Kouros stands over 6 feet tall, and has some of the most accurate proportions for the archaic period. The term kouros translates to boy in Ancient Greek .
This pyramid remains as one of the seven wonders of the world. This pyramid took at least 20 years to build, the pyramids architect was Hemiunu who was also known as Khufu’s vizier because of this he was the most powerful man besides Khufu. The pyramid of Giza was also believed to be a stairway into heaven. (7) . The base of the pyramid covers 13.1 acres, and it rises to a height of 481.4ft.
Bill Jamestons French II Amiens Cathedral Beginning in the eventful year of 1220, Bishop Evrard de Fouilly initiated the work on a cathedral that would eventually astound and bring awe to all who gazed upon it. Named after the region it was erected in, the Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, or the Amiens Cathedral, is still active to this day. This magnificent cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, and also has the most interior space of any cathedral in France, at approximately 200,000 cubic meters. The cathedral has also been celebrated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. Despite losing the majority of its stained glass windows, the Amiens Cathedral is widely awarded because of its thirteenth century Gothic style and beauty.
With a span of 315 metres-the length of three football pitches, the arch is the longest single span roof structure in the world. The Arch is made of British steel, made up of 500 steel tubes and hold over 5,000 tonnes of the roof structure. It will be visible from 13 miles away. Over 200 people, both on and off site, have worked on building arch. On the trip to the stadium, Mr Paul officer was tour guide and who is one of structural engineers who had worked on the making of new stadium.
Going back to Walker Percy and his Grand Canyon essay, the sightseer looks at the picture postcard and back at the canyon, itself, and Percy writes, “He feels he has not been cheated. But if it does not conform, if the colors are somber, he will not be able to see it directly; he will only be conscious of the disparity between what it is and what it is supposed to be.” In Percy’s essay, before going to canyon, the sightseer obtained brochures and pictures. I went online, looked at pictures and read information about the exhibits before going to the museum. Did the sightseer and I gain knowledge from the actual visual of “them” (the canyon and museum as objects), or did they merely provide better understanding of the perceptions we had before the