London Landmarks

London Landmarks

London landmarks

I 30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe…
• Plaza measures a total of 2,000 sq m – equivalent to eight tennis courts
• Has theoretical design capacity of 4,000 occupiers
• At any one time 378 people can be vertically transported through 30 St Mary Axe at speeds of up to 6m per second
• Has 24,000 sq m of external glass – equivalent to five football pitches
• At 180 m 30 St Mary Axe is over three times the height of Niagara Falls
• Each floor rotates 5◦ from the one below
• Has a floor to ceiling height of 2,75 m – the worlds tallest man was 2,72 m
• Each stairwell has 1,037 stairs- three times more than the London Monument
• The maximum circumference is only two metres less than its height
• The lounge bar and restaurant is the highest in London
• There is only one piece of curved glass in 30 Mary Axe- the lens at the top of the building
• During the early phases of construction, the grave of a teenage Roman girl was unearthed. After being sheltered in the Museum of London during the construction period, the grave was reinserted at the base of the skyscraper

II Royal Albert Hall

• one of the UK’s most treasured and magical buildings, recognisable the world over
• is a very big building in the City of Westminster, London, England. It was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and was called after her husband Prince Albert who had died ten years earlier.
• It hosted the only gig in history where The Beatles and The Rolling Stones played on the same bill, and has also played host to such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Oasis, Cream and Robby Wiliams
• performances of jazz, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, film premières and award ceremonies
• The Hall is the home to the BBC Proms every summer and Cirque du Soleil in January. Audiences of well over a million are entertained each year and many millions more around...

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