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Brewer's: Babel

A perfect Babel. A thorough confusion. “A Babel of sounds.” A confused uproar, in which nothing can be heard but hubbub. The allusion is to the confusion of tongues at Babel. (G…

Hancock Tower

Boston, Mass. Designed in 1976 by Henry Cobb photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected the Hancock Tower as one of America's Favor…

Transamerican Tower

San Francisco, Calif.Designed in 1972 by William Pereira photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected Transamerican Tower …

Williams Tower (Transco Tower)

Houston, Tex.Designed in 1979 by Phillip Johnson photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected the Williams Tower (Transco Tower) as…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Question: Why is the Leaning Tower of Pisa leaning and not falling over? The Answer: Mainly because of efforts that have been taken to save …

Twin Towers Stats

The twin towers of the World Trade Center were more than just buildings. They were proof of New York's belief in itself. Built at a time when New York's future seemed uncertain, the towers re…

World's Tallest Towers

This table provides information about the tallest towers in the world. A tower differs from a building in that the latter has floors, and is designed for residential, business, or manufacturi…

Brewer's: Martello Towers

Round towers about forty feet in height, of great strength, and situated on a beach or river; so called from the Italian towers built as a protection against pirates. As the warning was giv…

Grand Canyon Watch Tower

photos by Carol M. Highsmith Grand Canyon Watch Tower Did you know? For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a "month of blessing" marked by …