10 buildings shaped by what they sell II.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

 
6. United Equipment Company, Turlock, CA

United sells and rents heavy equipment like compactors and excavators, so it’s only natural that the company’s headquarters building is shaped like a two-story yellow bulldozer. The bulldozer building, which opened in 1976, is “using” its redwood treads and giant blade to move a pile of boulders.

7. The Phoenix Financial Center, Phoenix, AZ

Financial services made early use of massive punch-card-driven computers, and the Phoenix Financial Center looks as if it’s offering an odd tribute to this antiquated technology. The entire building has narrow slits for windows and looks like an oversized punch card. According to Phoenix’s municipal government, though, the resemblance was purely accidental; the narrow windows are there to minimize the effects of the hot desert sun on the building’s air conditioning bills. Nevertheless, local residents still refer to it as “the Punchcard Building.”

8., 9. and 10. And the Rest!

Furnitureland South’s 85-Foot Tall Highboy is more statue-attached-to-building than building itself, but the North Carolina landmark is still worth a mention. As is BMW’s Four Cylinder building in Munich, which architect Karl Schwanzer designed to stand out next to the eye-catching Olympic buildings in the area. And while Japan’s Banna Park Birdwatch isn’t an egg store, we just couldn’t leave it out. Birdwatchers on Ishigaki Island can view their avian friends from the comfort of an enormous egg. Visitors can even climb up to the top level of the egg to get some fresh air and a view from the broken tip of the shell.

(source: mentalfloss.com)

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17 comments

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  4. these structures are so crazy! thanks for the comment! I've followed your blog! wouldnt a pleasure if you could follow mine as well <3

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  5. We have a BMW plant in SC, and it looks nothing like the Munich building. Nice pics

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  7. these buildings are ridiculously amazing! now just image what it must look like on the inside!
    xo TJ

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  9. cool stuff!!! love the pix, as always :))

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  11. can't believe ! so funny !

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  12. Wow! The last three pictures are amazing! <3<3

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  13. The giant dresser one was awesome :)

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  14. I love that building in phoenix:)

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  15. This is soo interesting my favorite is the Bulldozer =)

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