Posts Tagged 'high rise'

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper – The Story Behind The Iconic 1932 Photo

Highrise Apartments of Hong Kong [pics]

HKaptsHere’s a rather unusual set of photos. It consists of pics of the tall cracker box apartments in Hong Kong, by photographer Michael Wolf.

Check out the pics HERE

Michael Wolf’s site HERE



Weird Fact – US and Europe Use Different Systems For Numbering The Floors of Buildings

According to Wikipedia –

Floor numbering is the numbering scheme used for a building’s floors. There are two major schemes in use across the world. In one system, used for instance in the majority of Europe, the ground floor is the floor on the ground and often has no number or is assigned the number zero. Therefore the next floor up is assigned the number 1 and is the first floor. The other system, used in the United States for instance, counts the bottom floor as number 1 or first floor. The next floor up then becomes the second floor and so on.

Read more HERE.




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