1. Sagrada Família

Architect: Antoni Gaudi
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Build: 1882- still not completed
Purpose: Roman Catholic church
Present Scenario: Completion of the Building is going side by side and it is open for the tourist as well. In November 2010, Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the church and proclaimed it a minor basilica.

agrada Familia
Sagrada Familia

2. Eiffel Tower

Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Location: Paris, France
Build: 1889
Purpose: entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair
Present Scenario: It became the cultural icon for France. It is the most-visited paid monument in the world.              

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

3. Château Frontenac

Architect: Bruce Price
Location: Quebec, Canada
Build: 1893
Purpose: Hotel
Present Scenario: Functioning as a historic hotel.
Renovation: In 2011, the new company who acquired the hotel decided to invest on the restoration of the building’s masonry work, and to replacement of the building’s copper roofs. The company further announced another $66 million investment for general improvements and renovations throughout the hotel. The extensive renovation saw conference rooms expanded, restaurants remodeled, modernization of the lobby, and rebuilding of three-fifths of the hotel’s rooms

chateau Frontenac
chateau Frontenac

4. Flatiron Building

Architect: Daniel Burnham
Location: New York, USA
Build: 1902
Purpose: Office Building
Present Scenario: Still in use, plans are there to turn it into a luxury hotel, although the conversion may have to wait ten years until the leases of the current tenants run out.
Renovation: The facade of the Flatiron Building was restored in 1991 by the firm of Hurley & Farinella.

Flatiron Buildings
Flatiron Buildings

5. Ingalls Building

Architect: Elzner & Anderson
Location: Ohio, USA
Build: 1903
Purpose: Office building, first reinforced concrete skyscraper.
Present Scenario: Still in use. Plans are there to convert the office Building into 40 to 50 condos, with ground-floor retail in 2014, by the new owner


6. La Salle Hotel

Architect: Holabird & Roche
Location: Illinois, USA
Build: 1909
Purpose: Hotel
Present Scenario: It was demolished in 1976 to make room for office towers.

la salle hotel
la salle hotel

7. Royal Ontario Museum

Architect: Darling & Pearson
Location: Ontario, Canada
Build: 1910
Purpose: Museum of art, world culture and natural history
Present Scenario: Still functioning as a Museum.
Renovation: In 2002, the museum underwent a major renovation and expansion project dubbed as Renaissance ROM. A deconstructive crystalline structure designed by Architect Daniel Libeskind was added to the existing Building.

Royal Ontario
Royal Ontario

8. Casa Milà

Architect: Antoni Gaudi
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Build: 1912
Purpose: Residence for Pere Milà
Present Scenario: From 2013 it is the headquarters of the FundacióCatalunya La Pedrera which manages the visit to the Building, exhibitions and other cultural and educative activities.
Renovation: On February 19, 1987, urgently needed work began on the restoration and cleaning of the façade. The work was done by the Architects Joseph Emilio Hernández-Cross and Rafael Vila. The renovated main floor opened in 1990 as part of the Cultural Olympiad of Barcelona. The floor became an exhibition room.

Casa Mila
Casa Mila

9. Barcelona Pavilion

Architect: Mies Van Der Rohe
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Build: 1929
Purpose: German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona.
Present Scenario:
Reconstruction: The Building was torn down in early 1930, not even a year after it was completed. However, thanks to black-and-white photos and original plans, a group of Catalan Architects reconstructed the pavilion permanently between 1983 and 1986

Barcelona pavilion
Barcelona pavilion

10. The Chrysler Building

Architect: William Van Alen
Location: New York city, USA
Build: 1930
Purpose: Commercial Building
Present Scenario: Still in use
Renovation: From 2010 to 2011, the building’s energy, plumbing, and waste management systems were renovated. The building received a LEED Gold accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognized the building’s environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building
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