Some of the world's most architecturally impressive structures are actually the same buildings where thousands of people work every day.
Giants like Apple, Google, and Facebook have built lavish campuses for their employees, but they aren't the only companies with eye-catching corporate structures.
10.Natural gas producer Gazprom currently resides in this Moscow high rise by the same name, but is planning a new skyscraper in St. Petersburg shaped like a flame.
9.Tour CMA CGM in Marseille, France was built by star-architect Zaha Hadid and is meant to look like a ship's sail for the French shipping group CMA CGM.
8.The Bow in Canada is the headquarters of the Canadian petroleum and gas producer EnCana. The crescent-shaped building looks out at the Bow River
7.Aldar Headquarters in Al Raha Beach, United Arab Emirates is the first upright circle-shaped building in the Middle East.
6.This tower houses the Bank of China Hong Kong HQ, and was the first building outside the USA to break the 1,000-foot mark for a skyscraper.
5.Riviera TwinStar Square in Shanghai has two bending towers that house two separate banks: The Agricultural Bank of China and the China Construction Bank.
4.The adidas LACES building is a part of the "World of Sports" corporate headquarters in Bavaria, Germany, and has enough floorspace to fit eight soccer fields.
3.Hearst Tower is the headquarters of (you guessed it) Hearst Communications. It houses a multitude of publication and communication companies that collectively make up one of the world’s largest media conglomerates.
3.Opened in March of 2015, Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, California is an impressive site. The massive 430,000 square foot space houses over 2,800 employeesArguably the most distinguishing feature of the building is the nine acre green space adorning its roof. With a half mile walking loop, 400 full-grown trees, and tools that make it easy for employees to work in the park.
2.Apple has always focused on being new and different, and not just with its phones. Back in 2006 Steve Jobs himself announced plans for the “Apple Campus 2,” featuring an enormous ring shaped office building as its center piece.Nicknamed the “Space Ship” due to its size and shape, the newly completed office building features enough accommodations for 12,000 staff members — and plenty of amenities for them to enjoy.
1.The BMW Building in Munich is made of four linked tubes designed to look like a four-cylinder engine
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