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A clock tower is a tower built with one or more (often four) clock faces.The clock tower is usually part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall, but many clock towers are free-standing. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1687 KB) took photo myself. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 1687 KB) took photo myself. ... Geelong Church of England Grammar School is an Anglican co-educational boarding and day-boarding Public School. ... Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A platform clock at Kings Cross railway station in London A clock is an instrument for measuring and indicating the time. ... City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. ...

The mechanism inside the tower is known as a turret clock. It often marks the hour (and sometimes segments of an hour) by sounding large bells or chimes, sometimes playing simple musical phrases or tunes. An electrically wound, gravity driven turret clock A turret clock is a large mechanical clock set in a tower for use by a large number of people. ... A bell is a simple sound-making device. ... For the musical instrument, see tubular bell. ...

Although clock towers are today mostly admired for their aesthetics, they once served an important purpose. Before the middle of the twentieth century, most people did not have watches; clock towers were therefore placed near the centers of towns and were often the tallest structures there. The use of clock towers in the West date back to the ancient Roman period, while other civilizations such as medieval China also featured clock towers (see Su Song). (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... History - Ancient history - Ancient Rome This is a List of Ancient Rome-related topics, that aims to include aspects of both the Ancient Roman Republic and Roman Empire. ... Su Song 蘇頌 (1020 – 1101), style Zirong 子容, was a Chinese engineer. ...

Some clock towers are famous landmarks. Four of the best-known are the clock tower which houses Big Ben (often itself colloquially referred to as Big Ben) of the Palace of Westminster in London, the Rajabai Tower in Mumbai, the Spasskaya Tower of the Moscow Kremlin and the Peace Tower in Ottawa. The Clock Tower, often mistakenly known as Big Ben (the nickname of the Great Bell housed within the Clock Tower) The Clock Tower is the worlds largest four-faced, chiming turret clock. ... “Houses of Parliament” redirects here. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Rajabai Clock tower. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... The following is a list of towers of Moscow Kremlin: Kremlin towers in the 19th century. ... The Moscow Kremlin (Russian: Московский Кремль) is a historic fortified complex at the very heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the south), Saint Basils Cathedral (often mistaken by westerners as the Kremlin) and Red Square (to the east) and the Alexander Garden (to the west). ... The Peace Tower in view on Parliament Hill The Peace Tower at night For other uses, see Peace Tower (disambiguation). ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - MPs List...

On New Year's Eve 2004 four 6.3-metre clock faces were added to the top of the Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science building in Warsaw, Poland making it the highest 4-faced clock tower in the world and the second highest clock tower in the world.[1]. The NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building 240 meters (787 feet) is 10 meters higher and is the highest clock tower in the world. The Allen-Bradley Clock Tower holds the record for largest non-chiming four faced clock. The chimes were intentionally left out so that the Big Ben tower would still have that record. New Years Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Years Day. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Palace of Culture and Science A statue holding a book of Marx, Engels, and Lenin, with the name Stalin plastered over The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: PaÅ‚ac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland and the worlds 164th tallest... Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: , Country  Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building ) is local in Shibuya ward in the Tokyo Greater Metropolian area. ... Allen-Bradley Milwaukees Allen-Bradley Clock Tower, owned by Allen-Bradley, a product brand of Rockwell Automation, has long been a city landmark. ...


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Bell Tower is an office tower in Edmonton, Canada. ... A campanile (pronounced []) is, especially in Italy, a free-standing bell tower (Italian campana, bell), often adjacent to a church or cathedral. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


  1. ^ History of PKiN in a nutshell.

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