The Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, USA

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is a landmark of the Pacific Northwest and an icon of Seattle. It was built in the Seattle Center for the 1962 World’s Fair, which drew over 2.3 million visitors. Nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators during the event. It is 605 ft (184 m) high, 138 ft (42 m) wide, and weighs…

Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. It…

Container ship being loaded at the Port of Los Angeles, California

Country United States Location San Pedro, Los Angeles Details Opened December 9, 1907 Size of harbor 3,200 acres (13 km2) Land area 4,300 acres (17 km2) Size 7,500 acres (30 km2) Draft depth 53 ft (16 m) Vessel arrivals 2,050 Annual cargo tonnage 182.8 million metric revenue tons (FY 2016) Annual container volume 9.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) (CY 2017) Value of cargo US$272 billion (CY 2016) Passenger traffic…

New SF towers redefine the skyline and the city

  With 1.4-million square feet of habitable space, spread out among 61 floors, the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco is projected to be the tallest building “West of the Mississippi” topping out at 1,070 feet above ground. (It should be noted that while the top of the spire at the Wilshire Grand in LA will…

The construction of HL23

HL23 as it is called is a 14-story, 42,395-sf ultra-luxury residential building. In total, the project creates 11 condominium units,3,585 sf of ground floor space and boosts an elevated garden area. The floor plate of the building is smaller at the base than at the top. What makes the building unique is the existing elevated…