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Birmingham - History - Birmingham - stuff you should know! Birmingham: Facts and Information. Here are some facts about Birmingham. Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is the UK’s second largest city with a population of around 3,600,000 people.The city is twinned with Chicago, Milan and Johannesburg and there are 30 other Birminghams around the world.During the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century, Birmingham grew quickly. The world’s first cotton mill was built here in the 18th century, and the industrial steam engine was developed here.Birmingham is the farthest from the sea of any major UK city, about 190 km.It has more kilometres of canals than Venice and is at the centre of the UK’s motorway network.The writer JRR Tolkien lived in Birmingham, and several city locations inspired places in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The book’s two towers were apparently based on the water works building at Edgbaston.Other famous residents included the poet WH Auden and the writer David Lodge. BT Tower (Birmingham) - Wikipedia. The BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower and, before that the GPO Tower) is a famous landmark and telecommunications tower in Birmingham, England, and is also the tallest structure in the city. Its Post Office code was YBMR. Vertical view of the south face of the tower The tower was designed to be stable in high winds. Channels at each corner funnel the wind to counteract the force of the wind swaying the structure. A stable platform is necessary so that the microwave dishes mounted on the side of the structure keep line of sight with the remote transmitter they are communicating with. There were two steel rails on one wall on which a trolley was designed to run to carry the dishes up to the aerial galleries.

The original horn dishes were too heavy for the roof mounted crane to lift and had to be stripped down, even in this state they were only just under the crane's maximum load capacity. List of tallest buildings and structures in Birmingham. Museums and Art Galleries In Birmingham | Day Out With The Kids. Birmingham - Capital of Culture - Facts about Birmingham - Did You Know..? Facts and visitor information on the Berliner Fernsehturm TV-Tower » The World Federation of Great Towers. 1,197 feet tall (368 meters) the Berliner Fernsehturm TV-Tower is the highest building in Berlin.

If you’d like a new perspective on Berlin, experience it from above. From a distance you can see the Tower raising from the skyline of the city. For decades it was praised as a symbol of socialism by the East German government. Now the Tower is a unique landmark of the new unified Berlin. The two high speed elevators take visitors to the top in 40 seconds. Many visitors wonder how strong the wind needs to be to make the tower sway. The red and white antenna mast forms the crowning section of the TV Tower.

Over 60 radio and television programmes are broadcast through the variety of antenna on the Tower. Berlin Interesting Facts | Berlin Fun Facts. Some Interesting and Fun Facts about Berlin: Berlin Wall Graffiti – © GNTB/Hans Merten.. Mention ‘Berlin’ and the Fall of the Berlin Wall comes to mind for many people. But apart from the Berlin Wall, there are many other interesting and fun facts about this dynamic city that most people probably aren’t aware of. Here’s just a few of them: The City of Berlin, with an area of 892 square kilometres, is nine times bigger than Paris.Berlin has around 1,700 bridges, easily beating even Venice.At 368 metres the Berliner Fernsehturm (Television Tower) is the tallest building in Germany and one of the tallest constructions in Europe.To date six US presidents have made historic speeches here since the war – most memorable being John F.

The first set of traffic lights in Europe was put into service in Potsdamer Platz in 1924. Interesting and Fun Facts about Berlin Attractions Interesting Berlin Food Facts For more Berlin Info, see HERE. Map of Berlin: Map Data Map Satellite Related May 24, 2010 In "Food" The Cold War for Kids: Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was built by the communist government of East Berlin 1961. The wall separated East Berlin and West Berlin. It was built in order to prevent people from fleeing East Berlin. In many ways it was the perfect symbol of the "Iron Curtain" that separated the democratic western countries and the communist countries of Eastern Europe throughout the Cold War.

Berlin wall 1990Photo by Bob Tubs How it All Started After World War II the country of Germany ended up dividing into two separate countries. East Germany became a communist country under the control of the Soviet Union. The City of Berlin Berlin was the capital of Germany. Defections As people in East Germany began to realize that they did not want to live under the rule of the Soviet Union and communism, they started to leave the eastern part of the country and move to the west. Over time more and more people left. Building the Wall Finally, the Soviets and the East German leaders had had enough. The Wall is Torn Down.

Berlin Wall Facts. Berlin Facts for Kids. From KidzSearch, the safe free Wikipedia for kids. The city is in the eastern part of Germany. It is about 70 km (43.50 mi) west of Poland. Berlin has an area of 891 km2 (344.02 sq mi). The rivers Havel, Dahme and Spree run through Berlin. Berlin is home to many famous buildings and monuments, like the Siegessäule, the Brandenburger Tor, the Reichstag and the boulevard Unter den Linden. On the boulevard are the Humboldt University and the State Opera of Berlin. The Governing Mayor of the city is Klaus Wowereit (SPD). Berlin was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin after World War II. Boroughs of Berlin map of the berlin boroughs In 2001 the 23 boroughs of Berlin were changed into 12 Sights History of Berlin Gallery International Congress Center Berlin Zoo, Polar bear cub "Knut" 24.03.2007 The Buddy Bear has become an unofficial ambassador for Germany and is a symbol of Berlin.

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