Flatiron Building, New York, USA

Flatiron Building

Also call as Fuller Building where located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan,23rd street, and is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built.


This 22 floor tall building is going to be normal with other building in Manhattan but when it's 1902, Flatiron Building was the taller building in New York City.


The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the
Beaux-Arts style. Like a classical Greek column, its limestone and glazed terra-cotta fa├žade is divided into a base, shaft and capital.


Due to the complex geography of the intersection winds swirl around the building. In the Roaring Twenties, groups of men would gather to watch women walking by have their skirts blown up, revealing ankles which were seldom seen in public at that time. Local constables, breaking up these groups of men, were said to be "giving them the 23 Skidoo".

During a 2005 restoration of the Flatiron Building an illegal 15 story vertical advertising banner covered the facade of the building. The advertisement elicited protests from many New York City residents, prompting the New York City Department of Buildings to step in and force the building's owners to remove the advertisement.




In January 2009, an Italian real estate investment firm bought a majority stake in the Flatiron Building, with plans to turn it into a world-class luxury hotel, although the conversion may have to wait 10 years until the leases of the current tenants run out. The Sorgente Group S.p.A., which is based in Rome, controls just over 50% of the building and plans to increase its stake. The firm's Historic and Trophy Buildings Fund owns a number of prestigious buildings in France and Italy, and was involved in buying, and then selling, a stake in New York's Chrysler Building. The value of the 22-story Flatiron Building, which is already zoned by the city to allow it to become a hotel, is estimated to be $190 million.

And it become one kind of symbol of Manhattan:










Bora Bora Island

Bora Bora Island


The island which was once nicknamed "the Pearl of the Pacific" really deserves its reputation of 'the most beautiful island in the world". Located 260 kilometers from Tahiti, Bora Bora has a population of 5,767, living essentially off tourism in a paradise-like setting. Bora Bora is an ancient volano and the highest peak, Mount Otemanu, culminates at 727 meters.

The island was formerly known as Vavau, Bola Bola and then as Pora Pora. During World War II, the setting up of an American base contributed to modernizing the island's infrastructures and make it known in the United States. The tour of Bora Bora, namely 32 kilometers, can be done on bicycle, which is still the best way to appreciate the amazing blue hues of the lagoon. Stars, millionaires and celebrities have been regular visitors, for decades, of this piece of basalt rock the beauty of which, provided one has the opportunity of flying over it, is always breathtaking even to the most blase of visitors.

The island has only one pass. Divers, even using just a mask and a snorkel, will have the opportunity to watch three types of rays, of which the largest are manta rays. Highly spectacular sessions of hand feeding of sharks are also organized in the lagoon, and are not dangerous in spite of the frenzy displayed by the sharks.

In Bora Bora Island also have a lot of luxury hotels, 4, & 5 Star Resorts. Like, Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa, Novotel Bora Bora Beach Resort, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Le Meridien Bora Bora, St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa, Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort, Sofitel Bora Bora Motu Private Island, Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora Resort, Intercontinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Bora Bora Island is the best place for held a great, romance and impressive wedding in your life and honeymoon too.

Here some picture of Bora Bora Island: