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Monday, 4 June 2018
Famous Landmarks - part 5
This is the last part of our famous landmarks, with the years it took to build and the year it was built, besides the name of the main builder.
Sydney Opera House – 14 years – 1959 – Jorn Utzon
The roof is covered with more than one million tiles, and boasts 6,255 square meters of glass, and 645 kilometres of electric cable.
The Space Needle, Seattle – 1 year – 1961 – Edward Carlson and John Graham Jr.
The structure weighs about 5850 tons and its foundation reach 120 square feet underground.
Millennium Dome, London – 4 years – 1997 – Richard Rogers
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 3 years – 1993 – Cesar Pelli
A double-decker bridge connects the two towers at the 41
Louvres Pyramids, Paris -6 years – 1983 – Ieoh Ming Pei
Burj Khalifa, Dubai – 2 years – 2004 – Adrian Smith
At 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa holds a number of titles, including the tallest building in the world.
The Shard, London – 3 years – 2009 – Renzo Piano
Angled glass panes reflect sunlight and the sky, so that the appearance of the building changes according to the weather and seasons.
Fr. Julian Cassar
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