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Room 20 structures

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As part of our Inquiry Structures topic, we chose a structure, collected interesting facts and built a mini model (some not so mini) We are all so proud!!

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Room 20 structures

  1. 1. ROOM 20 STRUCTURES
  2. 2. KJ’s Eden Park Eden Park is the largest stadium in NewZealand. In the 1900’s it use to be a swamp!
  3. 3. JB’s Tyne Bridge Everyone thinks that the Sydney Harbour bridge copied the TyneBridge, but the Tyne Bridge copied the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finished first!
  4. 4. LL’s BeehiveA Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence designed the Beehive in 1964. The top floor is occupied by the cabinet room with the Prime Minister’s offices on the 9th floor.
  5. 5. IY’s Twisting Tower- DubaiThe building began in February 2006 and it has 73 stories, it twists aroundall different ways. The architects were CANYAN , Skidmore and Owens & Merrill.
  6. 6. CB’s The Serena Hotel in Africa. The Serena company has over 7 hotels in each country around the world.! The Serena company was first founded in the 1980’s.
  7. 7. GB’s Taj Mahal Legend has it that Shan Jahan had planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side of the river. But the war with his son interrupted his plans. The Taj Mahal appears pink in the morning, white in the day and changes its colour to golden in moonlight.
  8. 8. CB’s Auckland Sky tower Location is Auckland, Auckland City New Zealand.Construction was completed in 1997.It was designed by Craig Moller LTD and built by Fletcher Construction. Structural Engineers Becca Group. The tower was built as a communication and observation tower.Maximum height is 328 metres at the antenna spire.
  9. 9. CP’s Fort Fredrick South Africa- Port Elizabeth The Fort Fredrick was builtin 1799 to protect the people in Port Elizabeth from the French troops in the harbour, During the Napoleonic wars. When British occupations of the colony first occurred.
  10. 10. SL’s The Oriental Pearl Tower- China The Oriental Pearl Tower is in Shanghai, China. At 468m it is the third tallest TV and Radio Tower. It was designed by the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Principal designers are Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin and Zhang Xiulin. Construction began in 1990 and was completed in 1994.
  11. 11. DL’s The Forbidden CityThe Forbidden city is in China, it has 980building inside it. It has many art galleries.When the Emperor gets married he must stay there in a special building for 3 nights before he gets to the Emperor building.
  12. 12. GM’s Sydney Opera House The Opera house has more than 1000 rooms! It took 14 years to build. The concert hall is the biggest hall and can seat up to 2678 people at the same time. The roof has 1056000 tiles imported from Sweden. It was opened by the Queen in 1973.
  13. 13. AP’s Tower Bridge- London England The Tower Bridge is a suspensionbridge on the river Thames in London England. It was built from 1884-1886 and opened to the public in 1894.Sir Horace Jones designed the bridge.The Tower Bridge walkway was closed due to suicides and robberies but re opened in 2002. Tall masted ships were able to pass when the bridge is open.This is another reason why it was built.
  14. 14. RZ’s Bank of China TowerBank of China Tower was the tallest building in Asia and the tallest building outside the USA at the time the construction started. A small sky deck is open to the public on the 42nd floor. The architect was Leohn Ming Pei who is best known in Europe for histransformation of the Louvre in Paris.
  15. 15. CR’s ASB BANK! New Zealand’s first savings bank the Auckland Savings Bank opened at 7pm on Saturday the 5th of June in 1847. It was located in Queen Street Auckland. ASB has now been business for more than 160 years! ASB has over 135 branches Nation Wide! More than 1,000,000 personal, businesses, and rural costumers will choose to bank with ASB.
  16. 16. CS’s Sky TowerThe Sky Tower has the SKY JUMPat 192 metres from theobservation deck!It has two restaurants and a café.One of the restaurants revolves360 degrees!The Sky Tower is the 12th tallesttower in the world!The Tower is Part of the Sky CityAuckland Casino Complex.
  17. 17. HM’s Kaabah in Saudi Arabia It is at the centre of the Earth.The black cloth over the Kaabah is called the Qiswa.The current height of the Kaabah is 39 feet and 6 inches.
  18. 18. DA’s Leaning Tower of Pisa The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in the city of Pisa, Italy. The construction of the tower began in 1173 and was completed in the 14th century in 1399. The original completed height was 60 metres although the actual height is 56.67metres on the highest side and 55.86metres on the lowest side. There are 297 steps from the bottom to the top.
  19. 19. JS’s Eden Park It was used for the Rugby World cup 2011 games and final. Last year I went to see the All Blacks play South Africa in the TriNations Game. The All Blacks won 32-12. I sometimes go to Eden Park to see the Blues.Eden Park is NZ’s largest stadium. At first it was a swamp but the water was drained away. It is used for sports such as cricket, league and rugby.
  20. 20. NH’s Thien Mu Pagoda It was built in 1601. There is a legend about an old woman that once appeared on a hill and said that a lord would come and build a temple. It was built in Vietnam. The location is the north bank of the Perfume River in Hue.
  21. 21. Ah’s BIG BEN!Big Ben is in London, England. Big Ben weighs 14 ton on its own which is the same as a small elephant! Big Ben is a nick name for Great Bell of the Clock. To get to the top of Big Ben you have to climb 334 stairs! It is 443 feet and 16 stories high! There are also 4 small bellsinside Big Ben that ring every ¼ hour intervals.
  22. 22. JG’s London Eye The London Eye is in London, England. It takes 30 minutes perrotation and travels at a speed of 0.9kms per hour. It allows passengers to step on and off without the wheel stopping.On clear day you can see 40 kms.The London Eye took 7 years andpeople from 5 countries to build. It is 135 metres high, it is thetallest ferris wheel in Europe andthe 4th Tallest building in London.

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