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Guangzhou International Finance Center


Height: 438m
Location: Guangzhou
Year: 2010
Guangzhou International Finance Center

Colosseum


Height: 48m
Location: Rome
Year: 80
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Guangzhou International Finance Center

Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance Center
Height438m
Floors103
Year2010
CityGuangzhou

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Guangzhou International Finance Center or Guangzhou West Tower, is a 103-story, 438.6 m (1,439 Feet ) skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong.

One half of the Guangzhou Twin Towers, it's the 23rd tallest building in the world, completed in 2010. As of March 2018, it's the world's tallest building with a roof-top helipad, at 439 m (1,439 feet) high. The world's second-tallest building with a roof-top helipad was also completed in 2010: Beijing's China World Trade Center Tower III, whose roof-top helipad is 330 m (1,083 feet) high. Both buildings are taller than the U.S. Bank Tower, the previous record-holder from 1989 to 2010, whose roof-top helipad is simply 310.3 m (1,018 feet) high. Construction of the building, designed by WilkinsonEyre, broke ground in December 2005, and has been completed in 2010. The building is used as a conference centre, hotel and office building. Floors 1 through 66 are used as offices, flooring 67 and 68 are for mechanical equipment, flooring 69 to 98 possess a Four Seasons Hotel with the reception being on the 70th floor, and flooring 99 and 100 are used as an observation deck. The building was previously called Guangzhou West Tower and had a related project, the projected Guangzhou East Tower, which, at 475 m (1,558 ft), could have been even taller, though that project has been awarded to another design by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 530 m (1,740 ft) Guangzhou CTF Finance Center.The building was the winner of the RIBA 2012 Lubetkin Prize.

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Colosseum

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Colosseum
Height48m
Floors0
Year80
CityRome

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The Colosseum ( KOL-?-SEE-?m), also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio [a?fite?a?tro ?fla?vjo] or Colosseo [kolos?s??o]), is an oval amphitheatre in the middle of the city of Rome, Italy. Constructed of travertine limestone, tuff (volcanic rock), and brick-faced concrete, it was the largest amphitheatre ever constructed at the time and held 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. The Colosseum is just east of the Roman Forum. Construction started under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72 and was completed in AD 80 beneath his successor and heir, Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81--96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin because of its association with their family name (Flavius). The Colosseum could hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators at various points of its history over the centuries, having a typical audience of some 65,000; it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles (for only a short time as the hypogeum was soon filled in with mechanisms to support the other activities), animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval age. It was later reused for such functions as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.Although substantially destroyed because of earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is recorded among the New7Wonders of the World. It's one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and also has connections to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit'Way of the Cross' procession that starts in the region around the Colosseum.The Colosseum is also portrayed on the Italian version of the five-cent euro coin.

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