I design buildings for businesses, not for the world’s rich and famous


By now you probably know that the world is awash in design-friendly skyscrapers, but we’re still not sure why. 

Some have been designed to function as office buildings, some as living quarters and even some as housing. 

Most of these are just plain ugly. 

One of the most well-known and recognizable buildings in the world, the Empire State Building, is still standing in New York City. 

It was built in 1911 as a hotel, but has been called “the most hideous building in the history of the world” by some and a “wonderful landmark” by others. 

The building is still a giant and has become an icon for skyscraping in the United States. 

But what if it wasn’t? 

What if the Empire Building wasn’t a hotel but rather a living space? 

The answer is simple: the building is design-designed. 

According to the architects who designed the Empire, they wanted the building to look like it was made of steel and concrete. 

This was the case because the designers thought that if they didn’t change the facade, they’d end up with a building that looked like it had been used as a prison. 

And it turns out that the designers actually got it right. 

A design firm, called W.S.G. Design, did exactly that. 


S, the firm says, is a collective of architects, landscape architects, and engineers that are all dedicated to designing buildings that reflect our world. 

For instance, the design firm’s buildings have a concrete façade that is meant to make it look like the building has been there for thousands of years. 

Another example is the glass façades that surround the main lobby, which look like they were carved by a giant eagle and decorated with birds’ feathers. 

All of these features are meant to evoke the sense of a grand, grand building, said Paul Eberhardt, vice president of W. S.G.’s Design Department. 

In the case of the Empire’s façading, the architects added the shape of a crown to create the illusion of a throne. 

As the designers put it, the building’s “resembles a great monarch, with a huge throne and a small palace.” 

As a result, the buildings façadades can be thought of as designed to appear to be the throne room of the building, rather than the main hotel. 

With the addition of the glass facade, the architect says, the tower will look like “a castle, or a castle town.” 

The façaded windows look out on the city, with the building’s iconic shape and architecture creating the illusion that the building was designed as a large, tall, open space. 

On the exterior, the glass is frozen until the building comes down, and the architects added a few more windows that look like windows in a castle. 

Once the building came down, the design team says they wanted to make sure that the buildings exterior looked like it had been built with a “sturdy, solid construction” as a result of the designers’ design. 

So they added the “stabilizing effect” of frosted glass, which allows the glass to be “frozen” when the building goes down. 

That’s when the architects say they added “beads of ice” to the glass and added the illusion of a bronze curtain hanging from the ceiling. 

While the building still looks a lot like a hotel to me, it was designed with a different goal in mind. 

Instead of a “gorgeous building” that looked “just like any other luxury hotel” that could be purchased by the rich, they wanted the buildings design to be something that “will attract the wealthy.” 

They’re hoping that their design will make it easier for those wealthy owners to purchase the building. 

They also say that the façaders were meant to show that the building was built for the rich, but that the owners should also feel that they are building a modern modern building.

  If you’re interested in designing your own skyscraper, check out the new book by W.M. Stine. 

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