Ping An International Finance Center One of the tallest Building in the World

Ping An International Finance Center One of the tallest Building in te World

Ping An International Finance Center is a skyscraper located in the city of Shenzhen, China. It was completed in 2017 and stands at a height of 599 meters (1,965 feet), making it the fourth tallest building in the world and the second tallest in China, after the Shanghai Tower.

The building was designed by the architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and features a unique silhouette that is inspired by the shape of a bamboo shoot. The tower has 115 floors above ground and five below ground, and it houses a variety of commercial and office spaces.The lower levels of the building feature a shopping mall, while the upper floors are home to office spaces, luxury apartments, and a hotel. The tower also includes an observation deck on the 116th floor, offering visitors panoramic views of the surrounding cityscape.

One of the unique features of Ping An International Finance Center is its sustainable design. The building was awarded LEED Gold certification for its energy efficiency and sustainability, thanks to its use of advanced technologies such as triple-glazed low-emissivity glass, rainwater harvesting, and a ventilation system that reduces the amount of energy needed for heating and cooling.


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photo by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

San Francisco, a City Built on Ships

“San Francisco, a City Built on Ships.”

During California’s golden age, hopeful prospectors flocked to California from all over the world. As soon as they arrived, many sailors, including the captains, abandoned their ships, hoping to strike the city because they thought was rich in gold fields.

Because real estate in San Francisco was at a premium (even then!), the ships were repurposed as prisons, homes, or hotels. Some rotted and sank in the harbor or were burned in the fire of 1851. Therefore, entrepreneurs and builders continued to build, right on top of the sunken ships.

When digging tunnels for the Bay Area Railroad in 1994, crews discovered a completely intact ship, The Rome. Too big to move, they just kept tunneling, meaning the J, K, L, M, N and T trains travel right through the ship’s hull.

About 70 ships are located under some of the most expensive real estate in the world.



The Secret Apartment at the Eiffel Tower

Did You know that is a Secret Apartament at the Eiffel Tower?

The Apartament was designed by Gustave Eiffel as a private space for himself to entertain notable guests and perform scientific experiments. The apartment was the lowest of a series of platforms that reached the uppermost sections of the tower, which Eiffel used for atmospheric and astronomical experiments. It’s generally referred to as the secret apartment, but it was fairly well-known to the public that Eiffel had this space.

After word got out that Eiffel had a private abode at the summit of the tower, the space became the envy of the Paris elite. Eiffel received myriad offers to rent out the space for large sums of money, but he refused them all. He only invited select members of the scientific community into the space, the most notable of which was Thomas Edison, who gifted Eiffel a sound recording device.

It’s telling that Eiffel located his private apartment directly above the public observation deck. It’s an interesting clash of uses; at one level, you have a space open to the public, which allows individuals to experience the thrill of viewing the city from above. Directly above this is a private residence for a single individual who restricted access to a small group of notable guests from the scientific community. Eiffel was using verticality to assert his dominance over the public, but his motivations for doing so remain unclear.

The apartment remains an intriguing curiosity atop the tallest building in the world,  has since been restored, and visitors to the observation deck can view it through a glass divider, complete with wax mannequins of Eiffel, Edison, and Eiffel’s daughter.


5 Tips to Buy a Luxury Home.

5 Tips to Buy a Luxury Home.

Buying a luxury home means searching for “Creme De la Creme” of homes in an exclusive and elite area. The impressive architecture, beautiful scenery,space and organisation, luxurious furniture, this characteristics makes a luxury home.Buying a luxury home can truly provide a wonderful living environment for years to come but you need to be careful about the choices you make and whether it is the right one.Below we give you some tips or advice when deciding to buy a luxury home.

1. Collaborate with the right Realtor with experience in selling luxury homes.

The first thing to do is: Work with the right realtor. The right realtor not only knows luxury real estate properties, but he / she knows the area and properties you are interested in better than anyone else.It will also be ready to show you properties that are not listed or advertised due to customer confidentiality.The right real estate agent is experienced and has shown good results in the luxury real estate market!”Past performance really matters!”Collaboration, confidentiality, customer relationships are what qualifies you as a right real estate agent and all of these features save you ‘time and money’ in the right way.


2. Be clear and know what you want before looking for a home.

You need to have a plan in your head and an idea of ​​how to search the house. Your home should be a good fit for you and your family and it should be for a long time. Ask yourself:What assures me of the quality of life I’m looking for?Which property will be best for my family and me?Which suits my tastes and those of my family?

3. A picture is worth 1000 words.

No matter how beautiful the photos of a property’s website are you really can’t get a feel for the luxury home unless you go there yourself. The best idea would be to go to the property more than once and why not, at different times of the day.Also as mentioned above don’t just look for properties that are listed online, some clients remain confidential and only the right agents have listed those properties.

4. Home inspection.

If you liked one of the houses you were introduced to, of course it needs an expert inspection.Luxury properties are differentiated from others for the features mentioned above: space, architecture, furniture, appliances etc. and for the latter it would be good to have an inspection of their maintenance and condition.But not only these but the property is well worth checking for mold, walls, common spaces etc.

5. Before buying a luxury home, think about the resale value of that property.

Even though you are at a stage where you should only think about choosing the right luxury property for your tastes, remember to think about the future as well. There may come a time for you to consider selling that property and buying another.The design you have chosen now may in the future not be liked by the buyer who will come to buy this property and the monetary value is low. Don’t risk buying the largest and most beautiful house in the area you are looking for.

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