A clock tower with a turret clock on one or more of its faces, is a common sight in almost all parts of the world. They used to be built in the centres of towns and cities to help people know the time, as early as in the 18th century, because at that time, owning personal clocks or watches was not a common practice. Today, the magnificent clock towers around the world serve as iconic landmarks. The earliest of clock towers had sundials. Gradually came the astronomical clock towers and then the turret clock towers. Let us take a look at 10 magnificent clock towers around the world.

钟楼的一个或多个面上有一个炮塔钟,几乎在世界各地都很常见。 它们曾经建在城镇中心,以帮助人们知道时间,早在18世纪,因为当时拥有个人钟表或手表并不常见。 今天,世界各地宏伟的钟楼作为标志性的地标。 最早的钟楼有日.. 渐渐地来了天文钟塔,然后是炮塔钟楼。 让我们来看看世界各地10座宏伟的钟楼。

10. Tower of the Winds

风塔

Tower of the Winds Athen
The Tower of the Winds is located in the Roman Agora of Athens. It is an octagonal clock tower, made of Pentelic marble. In fact, it is the earliest clock tower, supposedly constructed around 50 BC, by Andronicus of Cyrrhus, though many sources also claim that it was built in the 2nd century BC. The 12m. tower features eight sundials, and has a water clock in the interior. It also has a wind vane.

风塔位于雅典的古罗马广场。它是一个八角形钟楼,由Pentelic大理石制成。事实上,它是最早的钟楼,大概建于公元前50年左右,由Cyrrhus的Andronicus建造,尽管许多来源也声称它是在公元前2世纪建造的。12米。塔有八个日晷,内部有一个水钟。它还有一个风向标。

9. Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Rathaus-Glockenspiel
The Rathaus-Glockenspiel is located in Marienplatz, Munich, and is a major tourist attraction. It is a part of the New Town Hall, installed during its second construction phase in 1908. It has 32 life-sized figures that come to life every day at 11 am, and at 12pm and 5 pm during summers, re-enacting two stories from the 16th century, after which, a small rooster chirps thrice, just like a co-coo clock.

rathausg - glockenspiel位于慕尼黑的Marienplatz,是一个主要的旅游景点。它是新市政厅的一部分,在1908年的第二个建设阶段安装。它有32个真人大小的数字,每天早上11点开始,下午12点和下午5点,重现16世纪的两个故事,之后,一只小公鸡叫了三次,就像一个coo时钟一样。

8. Prague Astronomical Clock Tower

布拉格天文钟塔

Prague astronomical clock tower
The Prague astronomical clock, called the Prague Orloj, is installed on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. Mounted in 1410, it is the world's oldest astronomical clock in a working condition, and the third oldest of all astronomical clocks, with a dial representing positions of the sun and moon, and other details, a calendar dial, and the hourly show of Apostle figures.

布拉格天文钟,被称为布拉格Orloj,安装在捷克共和国布拉格老城市政厅的南墙上。在1410年,它是世界上最古老的天文钟,也是所有天文钟的第三大时钟,它的表盘代表太阳和月亮的位置,还有其他的细节,一个日历表盘,以及每小时的数字。

7. Minneapolis City Hall

明尼阿波里斯市市政厅

Minneapolis City Hall
Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse is located in Minnesota, and is the main building used by the city government of Minneapolis, as well as Hennepin County. Its tower claims to have the largest four-faced chiming clock, with faces of 7.5m. each. A 15-bell chime is regularly played. At 105m. tall, the clock tower once used to be the tallest structure of the city until 1920.

明尼阿波利斯市市政厅和亨尼宾县法院位于明尼苏达州,是明尼阿波里斯市政府和亨内宾县的主要建筑。它的塔声称拥有最大的四面钟鸣钟,面有750米。每一个。15钟的钟声经常演奏。在105米。在1920年以前,钟楼曾经是这座城市最高的建筑。

6. NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building

NTT Docomo代代木建筑

NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building
The NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building is located in Shibuya, in Tokyo, Japan. With a 15-m. diameter clock installed to the building, it is a perfect example of a modern day clock tower. At a height of 240m., it is one of the world's tallest clock towers. There are lights featured in the upper part of the tower to indicate weather forecasts, as well as in the clock hands and the numbers on the dial of the clock.

NTT Docomo Yoyogi建筑位于日本东京的Shibuya。15 - m抗议。建筑的直径时钟,是现代钟楼的完美范例。在2.4米的高度。它是世界上最高的钟楼之一。塔的上半部分有灯光显示天气预报,以及时钟指针和时钟上的数字。

5. Zytglogge

Zytglogge

Zytglogge Magnificent Clock Towers
The Zytglogge tower is located in Bern, Switzerland, and is a landmark medieval tower which wa built in the 13th century as a prison, guard tower, civic memorial and centre of urban life, besides being a clock tower. It has undergone several redecorations, but, because of its astronomical clock, it is still a recognizable heritage symbol of Bern. It is, in fact, a UNECO World Cultural Heritage site.

Zytglogge大厦位于瑞士伯尔尼,是一座标志性的中世纪建筑,建于13世纪,是一座监狱、守卫塔、公民纪念碑和城市生活中心,此外还有一座钟楼。它经历了几次重新装饰,但由于它的天文钟,它仍然是伯尔尼的一个可辨认的遗产符号。事实上,它是一个UNECO世界文化遗产。

4. Allen-Bradley Clock Tower

艾伦-布拉德利钟楼

Magnificent Clock Towers
The Allen-Bradley Clock Tower is on the Rockwell Automation Headquarters located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the research and office addition of the Allen-Bradley Company. The Guinness Book of World Records describes it as the largest four-faced clock, aside from being a tallest non-chiming clock tower with four faces, as it stands at a height of 86.26m. from the streets of Milwaukee.

艾伦-布拉德利钟楼位于威斯康星州密尔沃基市的罗克韦尔自动化总部,是艾伦-布拉德利公司的研究和办公地点。《吉尼斯世界纪录大全》将它描述为世界上最大的四面钟,除了是一座有四张脸的最高的非钟塔,它的高度为86.26米。密尔沃基的街道上。

3. Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower

约瑟夫·张伯伦纪念钟楼。

Magnificent Clock Towers
The Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower is located in Chancellor's court at the University of Birmingham in suburban Edgbaston. Commonly called the Old Joe, its height is variously recorded as 110m. and 99m. by the college, as well as 100m according to other sources. Yet, it is the world's tallest free-standing clock tower, which making it a magnificent clock towers around the world.

约瑟夫·张伯伦纪念钟楼坐落于埃尔巴斯滕郊区的伯明翰大学的校长法庭。通常被称为老乔,它的高度被记录为110m。和99米。据其他消息来源称,该学院也有1亿人。然而,它是世界上最高的独立式钟楼,使它成为世界上一座宏伟的钟楼。

2. Elizabeth Tower

伊丽莎白塔

Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben)
The Elizabeth Tower is located in London at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. Despite the official name, it is reputed throughout the world as the Big Ben, even though only the bell inside is named Big Ben. As the tallest chiming clock tower in the world at 96m. tall, with the second largest chiming clock, it is a prominent symbol of the UK, and a popular part of establishing shots in films.

伊丽莎白塔位于伦敦,位于威斯敏斯特宫的北端。尽管它的官方名称是“大本钟”,但它在全世界都被誉为“大本钟”,尽管它的名字只有大本钟。它是世界上最高的钟楼,海拔9600米。它是英国最著名的标志,也是英国电影中最受欢迎的镜头之一。

1. Abraj Al-Bait Tower

麦加皇家钟塔

Magnificent Clock Towers
Abraj Al-Bait Towers is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, meters away from the Masjid al-Haram, the largest mosque in the world, and is also called the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower. It is a megatall building complex, owned by the government. They are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project. At 601m., it is the tallest clock tower in the world, as well as the world's largest clock face.

麦加皇家钟塔位于沙特阿拉伯的麦加,距离世界上最大的清真寺Masjid al-Haram有几米远,也被称为麦加皇家酒店钟塔。这是一个由政府所有的大型建筑综合体。他们是阿卜杜勒-阿齐兹国王捐赠计划的一部分。在601米。它是世界上最高的钟楼,也是世界上最大的钟面。

There are many other magnificent clock towers around the world. Another iconic clock tower in the making is the Federation Tower in Moscow, Russia, featuring the highest digital clock in the world. These towers, and many more, are sightseeing objects, and recognizable representatives of the place where they stand, to the entire world.

世界上还有许多其他宏伟的钟楼。另一个标志性的钟楼是俄罗斯莫斯科的联邦大厦,它拥有世界上最高的数字时钟。这些塔,还有更多的,是观光的对象,是他们所站的地方的可辨认的代表,对整个世界。