This video lists the top 10 most iconic buildings in the world:
This video is about the top 10 most iconic buildings in the world. This list includes: – Dome of the rock, Christo Redemptor, Big Ben, the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza, Petra, Taj Mahal, the Sydney Opera House, the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower.
- Dome of the rock: – The Dome of the rock is one of those monuments that are perfect examples of political and religious conflicts. It is located on the Temple Mount in the old city of Jerusalem. It is an Islamic shrine not a mosque. The Dome is about 66 feet in diameter and 20 m in height.
- Christo Redemptor: – Christo Redemptor is a statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was built as a symbol of Brazilian Christianity. The construction began in 1922 and took 9 years to finish. It is the 5th largest statue of Jesus. It was officially opened on October 12, 1931.
- Big Ben: – Big Ben is the most famous clock towers in the world. The name is used to describe the clock tower which is a part of the palace of Westminster. Officially the name refers to the huge 13 ton Great Bell which sits on the top of the 320 foot high tower. The tower is known as the Elizabeth Tower. The clock became operational in 1859.
- Great Wall of China: – The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest wall. Its official length is about 21,196,18km. It is more than 2,300 years old. Over a million people died building the wall. It is not one long continuous wall. It is made up of a number of different section
- Pyramids of Giza: – The Great Pyramid of Giza is also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops. This complex consists of three large pyramids. They were constructed between 2560 and 2540 BCE. It is one of the seven wonders.
- Petra: – The name Petra has been derived from the Greek word ‘petros’ which means rocks. It is generally called as ‘Rose City’. It is located in the kingdom of Jordan. And the City of Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Taj Mahal: – Taj Mahal is a glorious structure in India, built of white marble. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan had this wonderful monument made in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It took more than 22,000 people and around 17 years to build. The four sides of the Taj Mahal are perfectly identical. The actual grave is not ornately decorated.
- Sydney Opera House: – It is the one of the busiest performing art centres in Sydney. In 1956, a Danish architect Jorn Utzon won an international competition to design it. The construction began in 1959. It was opened in 1973. It has five major performing spaces.
- Statue of Liberty: – Its full name is Liberty Enlightening the World. There are total 354 stairs to reach the statue’s crown which has 25 windows. The crown of this statue has seven spikes which represents 7 oceans and 7 continents. It was a gift from France to America.
- Eiffel Tower: – Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, a French engineer designed this outstanding monument. It was opened in 1889. It took 2 years, 2 months and five days to build the tower. When it was built, it was the tallest building in the world with an height if 324 metres.