Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower


Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Designed by: SL Rasch GmbH
Date Built: 2012

This is building is owned by the Saudi government. It is now the tallest clock tower and the third tallest building in the world. The building was planned to be 734 meters (2,408 feet) tall, however, they changed the design to be 601 meters (1,972 feet) with 120 stories.


Milwaukee Art Museum


Location: Wisconsin, USA
Designed by: Santiago Calatrava
Date Built: 2001

This art museum has a collection of over 30,000 works of art and serves over 350,000 visitors per year. The museums structure contains a movable 217 feet wing which opens during the day and folds during night or extreme weather.


Spittelau Heating Plant


Location: Vienna, Austria
Designed by: Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Date Built: 1992

This building is a burner plant that uses waste and converts it to energy. This building was originally built in 1971 but was damaged by a fire in 1987. It uses emission to provide central heat for almost 60,000 neighboring homes.


Cité du Design


Location: Saint-Etienne, France
Designed by: LIN architects
Date: 2009

The Cité du Design was built in 2009 on the site of the former weapons factory in Saint-Etienne. Cité du Design first mission is to educate designers.  This building is a quadrilateral with 193 meters long and 31 meters wide and 5 meters high, with a total area of 7400 square meters. It is made with 14,000 equilateral triangles. Some are solar panels, some are windows, and others are just to fill out the structure.


The Olympic Stadium


Location: Montreal, Canada
Designed by: Roger Taillibert
Date Built: 1976

This Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium that was built as the main location for the 1976 Summer Olympics. Afterwards, it became the professional baseball and Canadian football teams in Montreal. The tower incorporated into the base of the stadium is one of the tallest inclined towers in the world at 175 meters.