trophy building

trophy building

A status symbol,landmark building with distinctive design features and the very best construction and finishes. It generally has widespread name recognition and is considered a prestigious address.Since 9/11,the allure of trophy buildings has waned among some tenants,who view the real estate as a mixture of trophy and target.

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"The high-end finishes and floor-to-ceiling glass windows provide each tenant with a Midtown trophy building atmosphere," said Wildes.
It is a truly unbelievable trophy building anchored by one of the nations leading law firms and situated in the heart of the incredibly dynamic Country Club Plaza market.
William Segal, principal of Alpha Equity Group, said in the statement that he hopes to build a mutually beneficial relationship with the town and create a finished building that I can be proud of as much as the people of Hempstead will be with a trophy building in the epicenter of the town.
Do you have a trophy building, great location, stellar accounting services or crackerjack engineers?
So finally we come to the latest trophy building in Birmingham to be brought to market - the Radisson Blu Hotel.
Not surprisingly, a fair chunk of Kline's time is spent showing off his trophy building, which is designed to be 52 percent more energy-efficient than a traditional commercial building and is certified as LEED Platinum.
"I could imagine it appealing as a 'trophy building' to a local investor who wants to own a substantial piece of property in the heart of the town."
While Gormley stresses that this is a factory, not a trophy building, the design has to transcend utilitarianism, and the team were keen to engage in a philosophical exploration of a building that would be part gallery and part shed.
In the last seven years, the World Trade Center spent $60 million in capital funds to counter this threat, setting the gold standard for trophy building security.
It costs pounds 6 to tour the house, including the music room and the trophy building housing Elvis's gold discs and awards.
It is Philadelphia's only trophy building with direct access to public transportation and a tenant-only, underground parking garage.
Visitors can tour the racquetball building, trophy building with a collection of Elvis' collection of gold and platinum records and other memorabilia.