The Swan Bell Tower is one of the major tourist attractions in Perth. The bell tower is located on the banks of the Swan River in the heart of the city and from its base you can enjoy views of the river as well as views of skyscrapers in the city. The tower was built in 1999-2001. The Bell Tower’s height is of 82.5m. Currently, at Belfry is an exposition with the generic "It's all about time." "All About Time" is a collection of watches, bells and optical instruments, which tells us how people kept time to the onset of the digital age. The Bell Tower is one of the largest musical instruments in the world. The 12 bells of the church St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, which is located in Trafalgar Square in London found refuge here, in Belfry. There is a record that these bells were made in the 14th century, and then they were re-cast in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I. And again, these bells were recast between 1725 and 1770 years by three generations of family Rudhall family, the bell-masters from Gloucester in England. When he was still in the church in Trafalgar Square, St Martin used the bells to call for the celebration of many historical events. Here are some of them: the victory of England over the Spanish Armada in 1588, the return of Captain James Cook from his travels in 1771, the victory at El Alamein in 1942, during World War II. These bells also marked each New Year for more than 275 years and called in honor of the coronation of every British monarch since King George II in 1727. And then the bell arrived in Perth to celebrate the bicentenary of Australia in 1988. 12 bells St Martin, as well as 5 additional, specially cast bells were presented to the University of Western Australia, Perth Western Australia and the people of the diocese and the advent of the London Church of St Martin. The bells are ringing in the tower on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 14:00. You can also see how to control the bells on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 14:00. This is undoubtedly a must-see place to visit, as it is a wonderful attraction and this is the oldest tower in Australia. The tower has a unique, distinctive design and fascinates through architecture and beauty.
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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 .