Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Amazing World #2

                                                                    The world we live in.
The Gherkin

The Baltic Exchange
        The Gherkin is a skyscraper that is located in London, United Kingdom. It is a office that is 41 floors, and is 591 feet high. It was completed in December of 2003, but was opened in April of 2004. It is an example of London's modern structures. The place where this building stands was once where the Baltic exchange stood, until a tragic event took place. A amazing feature is that this building only has
1 piece of curves glass that is on the very top. The dome on the top is a shared feature of the Baltic Exchange.

Shi Cheng
Shi Cheng
          Shi Cheng  is a city in China that was submerged under water. Shi Cheng is 1300 years old. And the city was submerged under about 100 feet of water. The lake was Lake Qiandao. The city was somewhat preserved, even though made of wood and under so much water.It was submerged in 1959 and has been submerged for 44 years. There were 5 gates, 6 streets and 265 arches to this magnificent city. So many ways this city is like Atlantis.


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