HERITAGE/ Incredible Landmarks for Discoverers

The world is full of remarkable places. Some of them are popular attractions, other are virtually unknown to tourists. Explore four fascinating landmarks out there ready show their beauty and magnificence.



Museum of Organized Crime – The Story of the Mob

Bill Alen

It has been dubbed the Mob Museum and although it is barely two years since the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, Las Vegas was established it is already an instant classic, a place worth traveling to see. The centerpiece of this establishment is the old courthouse, where in 1950 -1951 fourteen hearings were held that busted the biggest organized crime syndicates (read mafia), Las Vegas then being a hotbed for, well, the Mob. The Background Some of the chief exhibits ...

Tokyo Sky Tree: Fascinating Tower with Remarkable Design

Pat Hyland

Tokyo Sky Tree is one of the most incredible sights in Japan as well as the whole world. It is an elegant broadcasting, restaurant and observing tower located in Sumida, Tokyo. It prides itself for being the world’s tallest freestanding tower. At 2,080 ft high, it is the second tallest building after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE (2,722 ft). The construction of Tokyo Sky Tree begun in 2007 and the project was completed in 2012. It is popular for housing Tokyo’s radio and TV broadcasting beacon alo...

Kamppi Chapel of Silence – Unique Place for Meditation

Gary Diskin

The Kamppi Chapel is a Lutheran sanctuary situated on the Narinkka Square in Kamppi, Helsinki. It is commonly known as the "Kamppi Chapel of Silence" as it offers a perfect place to quiet down away from the hustle and bustle around its surroundings. The chapel was built as a part of the World Design Capital program. K2S Architects Ltd is the company behind its exceptional architecture led by renowned architects such as Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola. The Chapel is synonymous with...

The Aizhai Suspension Bridge: A Wonder of the Modern World

Daniel A. Tanner

The Aizhai suspension bridge from the Hunan Province of China is the highest and the longest tunnel-to-tunnel bridge in the world. A remarkable construction, the bridge was started in October 2007 and was finished ahead of the schedule, at the end of 2011. The opening ceremony took place in March 2012 for the traffic and during the Spring Festival, for pedestrians. The bridge was built in the western part of Hunan. With four lanes (two in each direction), a span of more than 1100 feet, a leng...