the President of the United States, located at
Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been
the residence of every U.S. president since John
Adams in 1800. The house was designed by
Irish-born James Hoban and built between
1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia Creek
sandstone in the Neoclassical style.
It is world’s
tallest and first
hotel to surpass
1000 ft (305 m) in
The total cost to construct the hotel was
Burjal Arab is one of the most expensive
hotels in the world to stay in. The cost of
staying in a suite begins at $1,000 per night
and increases to over $15,000 per night; the
Royal Suite is the most expensive, at $28,000
The building contains over 70,000 cubic
meters of concrete and 9,000 tons of steel.
Notre Dame de
Parisis 130 meters
long, 48 meters
wide, 35 meters
Notre Dame is
located on the Paris Island called Ile de la Cite.
The world famous cathedral is referred to as:
Notre Dame de Paris ("Our Lady of Paris" in
French), The Notre Dame Cathedral or
sometimes just simple "Notre Dame".
The twin towers go as high as 69 meters (387
steps). The south tower houses the 13 ton
The real name of
the tower that
houses the clock is
Tower”. Big Ben
is just the
nickname given to the largest bell in the tower,
formally known as “Great Bell”.
Big Ben is the UK’s most popular tourist
Big Ben chimes every 15 minutes and
can be heard as far as 9 miles away.
Weighs 13 tons
known as Petronas
Twin Towers, are
situated in Kuala
Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest
buildings in the world until 2004, when
Taipei 101 took over the title.
Petronas Towers are still the tallest twin
buildings in the world.
There are 88 stories in Petronas Twin Towers.
The Sky-bridge, which connects the towers, is
the highest two story bridge in the world.
Speyeris a church
in Speyer, Germany
This Dom is one of
the largest and most
important Romanesque buildings in Germany.
The Kaiserdom is one of the finest Romanesque
cathedrals in the world and a UNESCO World
The four towers symbolize the four seasons and
the idea that the power of the empire extends
in all four directions.
stands is the highest
TV Tower in Asia and
is the third highest one in the world.
The sight-seeing floor in the brilliant upper
sphere is 263 metres high and 45 metres in
It has already become one of the symbolic
buildings and tourism resorts in Shanghai .
The Oriental Pearl Tower is a multifunctional
body with sight-seeing. restaurant, shopping,
entertainment, hotel, radio and TV
was the world's
from 2004 until
It is the first world's tallest building in the
Taipei 101 116 stories,101 of them are above
the ground while five stories are underground.
The building has 61 elevators including two
doubledecker elevators with top speeds of
The Eiffel Tower is
Located on the Champ de one
of the most well known
structures in the world.
The Eiffel Tower was built in
It is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose
company was in charge of the project.
The Eiffel Tower is 320 metres (1050 feet)
in height and was the tallest man made
structure in the world for 41
The French name for the Eiffel Tower is La
Tour Eiffel, it also has the nickname La
dame de fer which means the iron lady.
The statue’s full name is Liberty Enlightening the World.
The Statue of
Libertywas a gift from
France, given to America
The head of the statue was
displayed at the World's Fair in Paris in 1878.
From the ground to the top of the torch the
statue measures 93 metres.
Lady Liberty wears a size 879 shoe.
She has a 35-foot waistline
Visitors have to climb 354 stairs to reach the
There are 25 windows in the crown.
The Tower Of
Londonis not the
name. The full
name of the Tower
is actually: Her
Majesty’s Royal Palace And Fortress, The
Tower Of London.
While it is best known now as a prison, the
Tower of London was primarily a royal
residence until the Tudor period.
Originally the Tower was a Royal Palace and
defensive fortress, built by William The
The Tower is still officially a royal residence of
Her Majesty The Queen.
St. Peter’s Basilica, the
ultimate symbol of the
Vatican, is one of the most beautiful buildings
The largest church in Christianity, St. Peter's
Cathedral covers an area of 2.3 hectares and
has a capacity of over 60,000 people.
Some of the most important works in the
basilica are the Pietà - by Michelangelo, the
Papal Altar - by Bernini, the Throne of St.
Peter - also by Bernini, and the Monument to
the Stuarts - by Canova.
Tower of Pisa is a
tower located in the
city of Pisa in Italy.
The tower started to
lean during construction because the
foundation was built on soft ground that had
difficulty supporting the weight.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 344 years to
build, beginning in August 1173.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a circular shape
and has eight floors. The 7 bells are located on
the eighth floor.
Arc de Triomphe
in Pariswas ordered
in 1806 by Napoleon,
the French Emperor.
Napoleon wanted to
honor the Grande
The Grande Armee had conquered most of
Europe and was then considered invicible.
After his Austerlitz victory in 1805, Napoleon
said to his soldiers : "You will return home
through archs of triumph".
The Arc de Triomphe costed 9.3 millions
French francs, a gigantic amount of money at
The names of 128 battles of the first French
Republic and Napoleon's Empire are written
on the white walls under the vault together
with the names of the generals who took part