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Amazing Buildings / Structures of the World. Learning to Build Models to Scale. For Amazing Buildings / Structures of the World. Learning to Build Models to Scale. For Year 3 m and 3 c

Roman Colosseum 48 metres • Rome, Italy • Inspired by Emperor Vespasian • Builders- Roman Colosseum 48 metres • Rome, Italy • Inspired by Emperor Vespasian • Builders- Romans • 70 -82 CE • Built for Entertainment • Seated over 50, 000

The Colosseum is in Europe. The Colosseum is in Europe.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa 56 metres • • • Pisa, Italy 1173 A. The Leaning Tower of Pisa 56 metres • • • Pisa, Italy 1173 A. D. 179 feet tall World’s most famous tower Built out of marble Began to teeter while still under construction because of soft soil

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in Europe. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in Europe.

Sydney Opera House 65 metres • • Sydney, Australia Architect Jorn Utzon 1957 -1973 Sydney Opera House 65 metres • • Sydney, Australia Architect Jorn Utzon 1957 -1973 Tile-clad and pre-cast concrete • Roof sections look like sails • Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is in Australia. The Sydney Opera House is in Australia.

Big Ben, London – 96 metres • • • London, England 1858 Famous Landmark Big Ben, London – 96 metres • • • London, England 1858 Famous Landmark Clock tower Augustus Pugin and Charles Barryarchitects • Weighs over 13 tons • Clock hands are 14 feet and 9 feet long

Big Ben is in Europe. Big Ben is in Europe.

The Giza Pyramid 146 metres • • Giza, Egypt 2600 -2480 B. C. E. The Giza Pyramid 146 metres • • Giza, Egypt 2600 -2480 B. C. E. Pharaoh ordered it 4, 000 men worked on it Built to bury kings Originally 481 ft. high Now 449 ft. high due to erosion

The Giza Pyramid is in Africa. The Giza Pyramid is in Africa.

The Gateway Arch – 192 metres • Also called Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch The Gateway Arch – 192 metres • Also called Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Arch • St. Louis, Missouri • Architect: Eero Saarinen • To celebrate Western States • 1961 -1965 • Lookout area at the top • 630 feet tall • 630 feet between the legs • 16, 000 tons of steel • Underground tourist center

The Gateway Arch is in North America. The Gateway Arch is in North America.

Eiffel Tower • • Paris, France Gustave Eiffel, Builder 1887 to 1889 Built for Eiffel Tower • • Paris, France Gustave Eiffel, Builder 1887 to 1889 Built for World’s Fair 300 m (985 ft) tall Has been hit by lightning 300 meters tall (985 feet) 301 metres

The Eiffel Tower is in Europe. The Eiffel Tower is in Europe.

The Burj Al Arab, Dubai is 321 m • Burj Al Arab was designed The Burj Al Arab, Dubai is 321 m • Burj Al Arab was designed by architect Tom Wright of WKK Architects. The design and construction were managed by Canadian engineer Rick Gregory of WS Atkins. Construction of the Island began in 1994. It built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two "wings" spread in a V to form a vast "mast", while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium.

The Burj Al Arab is in the Middle East. The Burj Al Arab is in the Middle East.

Empire State Building 381 metres • New York City • Shreve, Lamb, Harmon. Architects Empire State Building 381 metres • New York City • Shreve, Lamb, Harmon. Architects • Built from 1929 -1931 • 102 floors • 1, 250 feet high to roof • Built to be the tallest building in the world and it was for 41 years counting the spire which made it 1, 472 feet tall

The Empire State Building is in North America. The Empire State Building is in North America.

The Sears Towers, Chicago 527 m to tip of aerials and 442 m height The Sears Towers, Chicago 527 m to tip of aerials and 442 m height of structure • The tower is a worldrenowned building, a Chicago icon. The eighth-tallest building in the world, it remains the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, standing 1, 450 feet and 110 stories tall.

The Sears Towers is in North America. The Sears Towers is in North America.

The Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 452 metres. • The Petronas Towers, also known The Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 452 metres. • The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world replacing World Trade Center in New York. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

The Petronas Towers is in Asia. The Petronas Towers is in Asia.

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 828 metres. • The At over 828 metres The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 828 metres. • The At over 828 metres (2, 716. 5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records: • Tallest building in the world • Tallest free-standing structure in the world • Highest number of stories in the world • Highest occupied floor in the world • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world • • Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world Tallest service elevator in the world

The Burj Khalifia in Dubai. The Burj Khalifia in Dubai.