The Scoop: What’s in a Name?
Some of the most iconic buildings around the world aren’t always known just for their design. Often times they are more recognized by name. Here is a collection of buildings with quirky but fitting nicknames.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam= “The Bathtub”
Cylde Auditorium, Glasglow = “The Armadillo”
175 5th Avenue, NY = “The Flatiron”
New Zealand Parliament Building, Wellington = “The Beehive”
Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts = “The Big Egg”
Olympic Velodrome, London = “The Pringle”
122 Leadenhall Street, London = “The Cheese Grater”
China Central TV HQ, Beijing = “The Big Pants”
MIT Simmons Hall, Cambridge, MA = “The Sponge”
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France = “The Chinese Hat”