From My Archive I Choose…

Z is for Ziggurat…

… an ancient building style used by the peoples of the Middle-East in pre-biblical times to construct temples to their gods. Not unlike the early stepped pyramids, Ziggurats were often rectangular in shape rather than square and of terraced construction with each subsequent level being smaller than the previous one. Sometimes the upper levels of the the building were offset from the centre of the rectangle. Fuller details of Ziggurats can be found on Wikipedia. Modern architecture sometimes draws on the ancient designs for deliberate visual effect. However, the example I have chosen is clearly a set of offices that have been converted to apartments and additional levels have been added in Ziggurat fashion above. The building has even been named Ziggurat!Ziggurat_01Ziggurat_02