All posts by Joel

The Shard


The Shard It is 95 story skyscraper that is just over a 1,000 feet high in Southwark, London  and also formerly called the London Bridge Tower. It his the Tallest building in the United Kingdom and is the fourth tallest in Europe. It’s a pretty cool building that is a major landmark especially when flying.


New York Times Building

This is the New York Times Building that was completed in 2007 and stands at 1,046 feet high. The building is really cool and has a nice interior design which is perfect for a multimedia news company. Not entirely sure what the outside is designed with but it has a really cool look to it.



The Nemo museum is pretty an interesting building built by Piano in 1997. The building is a science building the consist of 5 floors all with hands on science experiments for people experiment with. This is the kind of building we all want to go to and let’s be honest, with the name “Nemo” and being near the ocean…who wouldn’t wanna go?! Just keep swimming.9_top_ten

Centre Pompidou

This is the Centre Pompidou in Paris and was built in 1977 and is home to the Bibliothèque Publique D’information which translate which is french for Public Information Library. It has a cool tunnel like system for getting around and the tunnel on the outside that goes up is done with escalators.pic_1541021184

Auditorium Parco Della Musica

The Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome is made up of three section of different sizes and has an open air amphitheater. It is a multi-functional public music complex, The spear roof top is made out of lead. This is a pretty cool building and They hold lots of concerts here.


Paul Klee Museum

The Paul Klee is a museum dedicated to the artist Paul Klee which is located in Bern Switzerland. It has about 40 percent of Klee’s work. This is probably the coolest looking buildings that Piano has done. I like the wave like shape and that it looks like it going and coming out of the earth.


Gaylord Stadium


I believe the meaning of this architectural structure is tradition and winning football games. My first encounter was when I went to my first game as a student. I actually worked on the field at the game filming a package for Gaylord College. The feeling of being there, on the field, during a game was just indescribable.


Reunion Tower


The Reunion Tower, also called “The Ball” is located in Dallas, Texas and was built along with as part of an urban redevelopment project and to renovate the historic union station. The restaurant is constantly slowly revolving around; the idea is that you have a nice meal and see the entire city. Living outside of Dallas I had always wanted to go here and see Dallas from this viewpoint. I got to do so a few years ago and it was incredible. I am afraid of heights so the elevator ride up was a little intimidating as was sitting right next to the glass  It was amazing seeing Dallas from this vantage point and you get a sense of how big Dallas really is.

Lincoln Memorial



The Lincoln Memorial was built to honor President Lincoln and symbolize his belief in the freedom and dignity of all people. I use to live in Virginia Beach and went to the capital a few times. The first time I saw the Lincoln Memorial was on a school field trip. I remember  being amazed at how big the structure was and that we got to walk up to the stature of Lincoln. I really like history so being able to see something we were learning about in school was amazing and made it feel real.

Hindu Temple

(Kenya) - Mombasa - Hindu Temples

This is a Hindu Temple located in Nairobi, Kenya (far East Africa). There are no pictures of the interior because they believe it to be disrespectful to capture their gods with a camera. On the inside there is a ton of wood work and all of it was done by hand by Hindus in India and then it was transported in. Obviously this place was a place of worship. It was absolutely incredible to see the amazing hand crafted structure and hear about how how long it took to build it.