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As part of our Inquiry Structures topic, we chose a structure, collected interesting facts and built a mini model (some not so mini) We are all so proud!!


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KJ’s Eden Park

Eden Park is the largest stadium in New Zealand. In the 1900’s it use to be a


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JB’s Tyne Bridge

Everyone thinks that the Sydney Harbour bridge copied the Tyne Bridge, but the Tyne Bridge copied the Sydney

Harbour Bridge and finished first!

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LL’s Beehive

A Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence designed the Beehive in 1964. The top floor is occupied by the cabinet room with

the Prime Minister’s offices on the 9th floor.

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IY’s Twisting Tower- Dubai

The building began in February 2006 and it has 73 stories, it twists around all different ways. The architects were

CANYAN , Skidmore and Owens & Merrill.

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CB’s The Serena Hotel in Africa.

The Serena company has over 7 hotels in each country around the world.!The Serena company was first founded in the 1980’s.

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GB’s Taj Mahal

Legend has it that Shan Jahan had planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble

on the other side of the river. But the war with his son interrupted his

plans.The Taj Mahal appears pink in the morning, white in the day and changes its colour to golden in moonlight.

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CB’s Auckland Sky tower

Location is Auckland, Auckland City New Zealand.

Construction was completed in 1997.

It was designed by Craig Moller LTD and built by Fletcher

Construction. Structural Engineers Becca Group.The tower was built as a

communication and observation tower.

Maximum height is 328 metres at the antenna spire.

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CP’s Fort Fredrick South Africa- Port Elizabeth

The Fort Fredrick was built in 1799 to protect

the people in Port Elizabeth from the

French troops in the harbour, During the

Napoleonic wars. When British occupations of

the colony first occurred.

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SL’s The Oriental Pearl Tower- China

The Oriental Pearl Tower is in Shanghai, China. At

468m it is the third tallest TV and Radio

Tower.It was designed by the

Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co.

Ltd.Principal designers are Jiang Huan Chen, Lin

Benlin and Zhang Xiulin.Construction began in

1990 and was completed in 1994.

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DL’s The Forbidden City

The Forbidden city is in China, it has

980 building inside it. It has many art

galleries.When the Emperor

gets married he must stay there in a special building for 3 nights before he

gets to the Emperor building.

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GM’s Sydney Opera House

The Opera house has more than 1000

rooms!It took 14 years to

build.The concert hall is

the biggest hall and can seat up to 2678 people at the same

time.The roof has 1056000 tiles imported from Sweden. It was opened by the

Queen in 1973.

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AP’s Tower Bridge- London England

The Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge on the river

Thames in London England.It was built from 1884-1886 and opened to the public in

1894.Sir Horace Jones designed the

bridge.The Tower Bridge walkway was

closed due to suicides and robberies but re opened in

2002.Tall masted ships were able to pass when the bridge is open.This is another reason why it

was built.

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RZ’s Bank of China Tower

Bank of China Tower was the tallest building in Asia and the tallest building outside the USA at the time the construction started.A small sky deck is

open to the public on the 42nd floor.

The architect was Leohn Ming Pei who is best known in Europe

for his transformation of the Louvre in Paris.

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CR’s ASB BANK!New Zealand’s first savings bank the

Auckland Savings Bank opened at 7pm on

Saturday the 5th of June in 1847.

It was located in Queen Street Auckland.

ASB has now been business for more than

160 years!ASB has over 135

branches Nation Wide!More than 1,000,000

personal, businesses, and rural costumers will

choose to bank with ASB.

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CS’s Sky Tower

The Sky Tower has the SKY JUMP at 192 metres from the observation deck!

It has two restaurants and a café. One of the restaurants revolves 360 degrees!

The Sky Tower is the 12th tallest tower in the world!

The Tower is Part of the Sky City Auckland Casino Complex.

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HM’s Kaabah in Saudi Arabia

It is at the centre of the Earth.

The black cloth over the Kaabah is called

the Qiswa.The current height of the Kaabah is 39 feet and 6 inches.

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DA’s Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in the city of

Pisa, Italy.The construction of the tower began in 1173 and was completed in

the 14th century in 1399.

The original completed height was 60 metres although the actual

height is 56.67metres on the highest side and 55.86metres on

the lowest side.There are 297 steps

from the bottom to the top.

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JS’s Eden Park

It was used for the Rugby World cup 2011 games and

final. Last year I went to see the All Blacks play South Africa in the Tri Nations Game. The All

Blacks won 32-12.I sometimes go to Eden Park to see the Blues.

Eden Park is NZ’s largest stadium. At first it was a

swamp but the water was drained away.

It is used for sports such as cricket, league and rugby.

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NH’s Thien Mu Pagoda

It was built in 1601. There is a legend

about an old woman that once appeared on a hill

and said that a lord would come and build a temple. It

was built in Vietnam. The

location is the north bank of the Perfume

River in Hue.

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Big Ben is in London, England.

Big Ben weighs 14 ton on its own which is the

same as a small elephant!

Big Ben is a nick name for Great Bell of the

Clock.To get to the top of Big Ben you have to climb

334 stairs!It is 443 feet and 16

stories high!There are also 4 small

bells inside Big Ben that ring every ¼ hour


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JG’s London Eye

The London Eye is in London, England. It takes 30 minutes per rotation

and travels at a speed of 0.9kms per hour. It allows passengers to step on and

off without the wheel stopping.

On clear day you can see 40 kms. The London Eye took 7 years and people from 5 countries to build.It is 135 metres high, it is the tallest ferris wheel in Europe and the 4th Tallest

building in London.