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How Long Did It Take To Build Five Famous Monuments

1. Leaning Tower Of Pisa, Italy

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Bonanno Pisano is the architect of one of the famous monuments- Leaning Tower of Pisa. Located in Italy, this tower was originally meant to stand straight but it ended up leaning at about 3.99 degrees. The construction work started in the year 1172 and it took whooping 199 years to build the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Also, it has a total of 297 steps to climb up to the top.

2. Taj Mahal, India

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Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is the architect of Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the monument started in the year 1632 and it took 21 years to build the monument and approx. 20,000 workers worked on its construction.

 

3. Buckingham Palace, London, England

 

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John Nash is an architect for the Façade of the palace, Sir Aston Webb then replaced him in 1913 and became the architect for Buckingham Palace. Located in London, England, the monument was originally built under the name Buckingham House in 1702. Queen Victoria was the first crowned head to live here. However, during the WWII, the palace suffered 9 bomb attacks. The construction work started in 1702 and it took 23 years to build the palace.

4. The White House, USA
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James Hoban is the architect of the White House in Washington DC, USA. The construction work started in the year 1792. Even though the White House took 13 years to build. Due to the American Civil War, the British Army destroyed the monument and it was reconstructed. It takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the outside of the White House.

5. Statue Of Liberty, USA
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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi is the architect of the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA. The construction operation of one of the famous monuments sprang in 1875 and it took 9 years to construct the statue. There are a whole 354 steps preceding to the crown. Also, the crown highlights 25 windows to get a full glimpse of the New York City.

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