Friday, March 8, 2013

Elephant Building – The Concrete Elephant

Elephant building bangkok thailand

Name of the building: Elephant Building or Chang Building
Location: Bangkok
Country: Thailand
Designed by:
  • Dr. Arun Chaisaree
  • Ong-ard Satrabhandhu
Opened in: 1997
Height: 102 meters
Floors: 32
Used as: Residential and commercial offices

5 quick facts about Elephant Building:

  • Elephant Building is one of the most unique and famous buildings in Bangkok because of its unique architecture and resemblance to an elephant. Elephant is an important part of Thai culture and history therefore this building attracts the people of Thailand very easily.
  • The building has 3 towers, a shopping plaza, a swimming pool, a bank, a post office and a garage. All the three towers are also connected through its top floor which is laid on all the towers.
Elephant Building Bangkok Thailand

  • Elephant Building is ranked at 4 by CNN in the list of 20 most ionic skyscrapers of the world.
  • Although it is a beautiful, unique and important building for Thai’s, but in a survey it is also ranked as one of the most ugliest buildings in the world.
  • Elephant Building in Bangkok is not the only building of its type but there are many other buildings in the world resembling the Elephants. Without any doubt, this one is the most beautiful and unique.

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