Make your own free website on Tripod.com

 Pyramids ( Egypt)

A group of three pyramids, Khufu, Khafra, and Menkaura located at Giza, Egypt, outside modern Cairo, is often called the first wonder of the world. The largest pyramid, built by Khufu (Cheops), a king of the fourth dynasty, had an original estimated height of 482 feet (now approximately 450 feet). The base has sides 755 feet long. It contains 2,300,000 blocks. The average weight of each block is 2.5 tons. Estimated date of construction is 2680 B.C. Of all the Ancient Wonders, the pyramids is the only one still standing.

 

 

Empire State Building(US)

Quite Impressive!!! Having held the record as the world's tallest skyscraper for 40 years. It's located on 5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets. At 381 m (1250 ft) it no longer holds that distincion, having been surpassed in height by several structures both in the United States and in Asia. Because of its elegant stepped design it is often still regarded as the ultimate American skyscraper. The Empire State Building consists of 102 stories of office space. There are also public viewing platforms, and a radio and television mast that was added in 1951. Built of prefabricated blocks, it was completed in less than two years, and the construction records that it set in the process have not been challenged since; one 14 1/2-floor section was erected in a week. Since it's completion, the building has become an icon of the American city

 

 Great Wall (China)                                                

The Great Wall of China was originally constructed over 2000 years ago to keep out invaders from central Asia. Subsequent additions and improvements over the centuries eventually extended the Great Wall over 2400 km (1500 mi) from the eastern coast near the head of the Korean Peninsula to Gansu Province in north central China. Several hundred kilometers remain intact today, particulary in eastern China. The wall itself follows the course of rivers instead of bridging them and conforming to the contours of the mountains and valleys in its path.

 

GO BACK