Dali is an urban county in China's Yunnan Province, located between Cangshan Mountain (in the west) and Lake Erhan (in the east). Dali-bey is an autonomous region. It has a population of 496 361 inhabitants. In antiquity Dali was the capital of Nanzhao . The value of the city shows the majestic monuments, among which is the ensemble of the Three Pagodas. The new town was built north of the old Ming emperor's decree on Hunu in the XIV century. The ancient city of China, Dali, is a square surrounded by city walls. Today, Dali is one of the main centers of tourism of the Yunnan province, popular among the Chinese people, and among foreigners. The most interesting place is the park of the Three Pagodas.
Three Pagoda, 1.5 km from the city of Dali (Yunnan Province of China) is the largest architectural ensemble of the sunset of the Tang Dynasty. It consists of three brick pagodas, located in the mountainous areas in the corners of an equilateral triangle. The average height of 69.13 meters at the time of its construction in 824-840 years was probably the tallest building south of the Yangtze. The building owners were powerful rulers of the South China, Nanzhao state , and the builders were likely to come from Xi'an, which preserved its prototype - the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. The ensemble of three pagodas near Dali is remarkable that survives today without visible damage, despite its location in a very seismically active area. Even during the earthquake of 1925, when in Dali 99% of the buildings had been destroyed , the ensemble has survived, although the left tower, and gave a noticeable tilt to the right. According to the local legend, the central pagoda collapsed in the earthquake of May 6, 1515, but ten days later, miraculously resurrected from the ruins. Believe it or not, the pagodas are truly magical. Attracting to themselves, they do not want to let go ... and look and look at them ... And it seems as if you lived with them for a thousand years overlooking the Erhan lake - the largest lake in the Yunnan Province and the city of Dali. The park is large, there you can walk all day. It is like the canyon, where the rainy season is a waterfall. First, the island of Hainan waterfalls really surprises you, and secondly, there is a perfect calm. According to a local legend, the central pagoda collapsed in the earthquake of May 6, 1515, but ten days later, it miraculously resurrected from the ruins. During the excavations undertaken by the Chinese government in 1978, in the vicinity of the pagoda approx. 700 Buddhist antiquities had been found, apparently belonging to the nearby monastery of San one which was destroyed by fire during the Qing Dynasty.
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Grandiose buildings have always attracted people's attention. Since ancient times, this is an unspoken competition among architects to be the builder of the tallest building, of the longest bridge, of the most original house, of the most beautiful churches, etc. Telling the truth, the architects began to receive recognition for their work only in recent times (since the era of modern times.) Prior to that, until the time of the late Middle Ages, all the laurels battered rulers, barons, knights and other nobles, many of whom did not know what the project construction is. There are several categories of buildings, which, thanks to their impressive size are among the most famous man-made objects. These categories include the pyramids, bridges, towers and skyscrapers. A tower is a high engineering construction. The main differences from the other towers, tall buildings are the lack of braces (console design, fixed only at the bottom)and extremely low internal volume, and sometimes the entire volume of the tower is occupied by only one staircase. As an engineering construction, the tower belongs to the antenna-mast structures. The most commonly towers use antennas and feeder equipment for their location. For example, mobile operators are placed on towers and relay panel antenna. If the height of the antenna-mast structures (AMC), is more than 45 feet , it requires an electricity system. This requirement REGA to ensure safety.
The creators of the Eiffel Tower gave the go-ahead starting the present stage of the competition for the title of " the biggest skyscraper or tower of the world." Built in 1889 it became the tallest (312m) building in the world. Prior to its two thousand years the palm kept Pyramid of Giza (147m). After the Eiffel Tower became the champions of the growth series: the Empire State Building (381m) in New York, Chicago Sears Tower (442m), Malaysia's Petronas Towers (452m), Taiwan's Taipei 101 (508m). The latter was built in 2004 and held the title of the world's tallest skyscraper until 21 July 2007, when the line was broken by the cherished tower Burj Dubai in United Arab Emirates. It rose to a height of 512 meters. The construction of the tower is not yet complete, its completion is scheduled for late 2008. According to the statements of architects, its height will reach a record high indeed - 808 meters. The cost of the construction of the tower is estimated at one billion dollars and has lasted for almost four years. The average rate of the construction of one floor lasted three days. The tower and the adjacent buildings occupied a land of 200 hectares (it cost the owners of the building 20 billion dollars). The tower will be equipped with 56 elevators (incidentally, the fastest in the world), boutiques, swimming pools, apartments class "luxury" hotels, and observation sites . A distinctive feature is the construction of the international working teams: South Korean firm contractor, American architects, Indian builders. Four thousand people had been involved in the construction. The building of the tower was created in the shape of a trefoil - a symbol of life in the desert. Its spire will be visible at a distance of sixty miles. The Burj Dubai Tower will be the center of a large architectural complex. Among the buildings of the huge complex (12ha), there will be an artificial lake, 30 thousand homes, a large park area, nine hotels.
Since ancient times, people seek height. The evidence of this fact can be found everywhere - from the ancient Egyptian pyramids to the modern skyscrapers. The legend of the Tower of Babel explains this tendency as theomachism - people wanted to reach heaven and defeat the gods. Then they did not succeed, God sent the exuberant wind, tossing the tower, and mixed in a sentence all human languages. But people have stubbornly continued to build high-rise structures - whether we wanted to prove his power, or trying to get closer to God, or seeking other worlds ... But as a person - just a man, and him, as did the ancient Romans, to err, it sometimes happened that tall buildings do not want to look up and just started to lean down to its creators. So, many towers fell . The reasons for the fall of the towers is the most different, many of them are connected with the peculiarities of the soil or with errors in the design and construction. But, of course, each tower has an explanation of this feature. A good tower is usually not one but several legends associated with its slope. And certainly the leaning tower is a local (and sometimes known in the whole world) landmark. If the tower identified its status, it is immediately placed in local guidebooks, and even brings considerable income. We will cover the most famous bowing towers, each remarkable in its own way. The most famous of falling towers are one of the oldest. The tower is a bell tower and is part of the architectural ensemble, which also includes the cathedral, baptistery and cemetery. All this is built of white marble and it simply shines in sunny weather .
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