One of the app features will be about simple yet interesting facts about the world’s most iconic landmarks, here is a preview of the data gather for the GoYo app!
The tower holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world,
In 2008 a survey of 2,000 people found that the tower was the most popular landmark in the United Kingdom. It has also been named as the most iconic film location in London.
Big Ben chimes every fifteen minutes and can be heard from as far away as five miles.
Every year the clock is adjusted using an old English penny. If the clock is running fast, a penny is added to the pendulum. If the clock is running slow, a penny is removed from the pendulum. The clock gains 2/5 of a second a day from each penny added.
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and weighs around 10000 tonnes.
Around 50 tonnes of paint are added to the Eiffel Tower every 7 years to protect it from rust.
Millions of people climb the Eiffel Tower every year and it has had over 250 million visitors since its opening.
The Eiffel Tower was originally built as the entrance arch for the World’s Fair in 1889.
The leaning Tower of Pisa:
started in 1173, finished in 1399
Nobody seems to be able to pinpoint the identity of who the actual original architect really was.
The tower was closed to the public from 1989 until 2001, after the restoration was complete. It is thought that the restoration will keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa stable for at 300 years more.
If the construction of the tower had not been halted the first time due to war it would have toppled over. The hundred years it had to sit helped to let it settle (compact).
Because of the marshy underlying subsoil there are several other towers in Pisa with less prominent tilting issues.
Opera House, Australia:
The biggest and grandest hall is the 2,690-seat Concert Hall, which has the best acoustics of any building of its type in the world.
The final cost of Sydney Opera House was $102 million.
6,223 sq metres of glass were used.
The architecture of the Sydney Opera House is based on 20th-century Modern Expressionism
It is believed that the arched roof design of the Opera House came to the architect, Jørn Utzon while he was peeling an orange.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia:
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure
Astronauts can see the Great Barrier Reef from space
Sky Tower, New Zealand:
the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere and the 25th tallest tower in the world
On a clear day you can see approximately 82 kilometres (51 miles) from Sky Tower.
The Sky Tower consists of 15,000 cubic metres of concrete, 2,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel and 600 tonnes of structural steel – including 170 tonnes in the mast.