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  Bell tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tower containing one or more bells, typically part of a church is a bell tower; attached to a city hall or other civil building, it is usually named belfry; the occasional free standing one may be referred to by its Italian name, campanile.
Bell towers may also contain carillons, a musical instrument traditionally comprised of large bells which are sounded by cables, chains, or cords connected to a keyboard.
Belfries occur in England, in the western provinces of Flanders and nearby: in the north of France and in the Dutch town Sluis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bell_tower   (381 words)

 Leaning Tower of Pisa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa or simply La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or bell tower, of the Italian city of Pisa's cathedral.
The tower was intended to stand vertically, to serve as a bell tower, but began leaning soon after construction started in August of 1173.
The height of the tower is 55.86 m from the ground on the lowest side and 56.70 m on the highest side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa   (988 words)

 Chinese Architecture: Bell Tower, Xian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Symbol of the city, the Bell Tower of Xian was built in 1384 during the reign of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Ming Emperor.
According to one local legend, the tower was to anchor a subterranean dragon attached to the tower's foundation by a long iron chain.
The tower was in poor shape until 1949, when it was repaired by the local government of Xian.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /xian/XIANBELLTOWER.htm   (245 words)

 Bell Tower: Xian Tour
The Bell Tower was originally built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The original bell that hung in the tower was created during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and is now preserved in the Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
To the northwest of the Bell Tower is the Drum tower, another symbol of ancient Xian, which stands on the diagonal of the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square.
www.warriortours.com /cityguides/xian/bell_tower.htm   (415 words)

 WILLIAM E. O'BRYANT BELL TOWER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WILLIAM E. tanding majestically in the center of the quadrangle, the William E. O'Bryant Bell Tower was constructed in 1947 during the administration of Dr. L.
The Tower stands as a symbol of the unity, loyalty and pride of the university family.
A large bell which had been moved from the old Branch Normal campus in 1929 was installed in the tower belfry when the tower was constructed.
www.uapb.edu /history   (206 words)

 Bell tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A bell tower or belfry is a tower containing one or more bells, typically found on a church.
The bell is rung to signify the time, or for special events such as weddings and funerals.
Bell towers are now rarely constructed and existing towers are kept primarily for their historic value.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Belltower   (373 words)

 Tower Bells Supersite
Rings are sets of tower bells tuned to the diatonic scale and hung to swing in a full circle, with one person controlling one bell by means of a single rope and wheel.
A zvon is a set of bells hung dead and rung in rhythmic patterns according to the liturgical principles of the Russian Orthodox Church (or, less commonly, another of the national Orthodox Christian churches).
Tower bells are typically made in foundries which are essentially dedicated to this function, since there is no longer a market for other cast bronze objects of comparable size.
home.swbell.net /csz_stl/towerbells/TowerBells.html   (2230 words)

 The Bell Tower and the Drum Tower Xian
The Bell Tower was first built in 1384, in the Yingxiang Temple which used to be located in the center of the city.
The tower was moved to its present place in 1582 as a result of the city's expansion program.
The bell in the Bell Tower and the drum in the Drum Tower, have been referred to as "the Morning Bell" and "the Dusk Drum".
www.cnhomestay.com /city/xian/bell_drum_tower.htm   (837 words)

 Bell Tower & Drum Tower: Beijing Tourist Attractions
Bell and Drum towers, the telling time center during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties (1271-1911), located at Dongcheng District of Beijing, is a unique tourist attraction.
Drum Tower was initially built in 1272 during the Yuan Dynasty, was rebuilt in 1297 during the Yuan Dynasty and in 1420 and 1539, during the Ming Dynasty.
Although the Bell and Drum Towers have lost their function of telling time (The function was completely lost in 1924 when the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty was forced to leave the Forbidden City), you can still hear the rings of these ancient timepieces even now.
www.travelchinaguide.com /attraction/beijing/bell.htm   (581 words)

 Peddle Bell Tower
The crowning touch of the Paris-Yates Chapel is the Peddle Bell Tower and its carillon.
Cast in a Dutch foundry, the bells are connected by cables to a keyboard at the base of the tower.
The Peddles' hope is that the beautiful bell tower and carillon music will inspire people - particularly students - to meditate on life and their lives, and really see the extraordinary campus that surrounds them.
www.olemiss.edu /chapel/tower.html   (536 words)

 Bell Tower Corporation
Bell Tower Corporation, based in Chelsea, Oklahoma, was established in 1991, as a tower erection company.
Bell Tower is proud to boast of no fatalities or major injuries in all of its 15 years of operations.
Bell Tower is a founding member of the NATE Organization and we comply with the safety regulations of both NATE and OSHA.
www.belltowercorp.com   (362 words)

 Chinese Architecture: Bell Tower, Nanjing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nanjing's bell tower used to house three bells: a ringing bell, a vertical bell, and a horizontal bell.
The ringing bell and the vertical bell were destroyed long ago, but the horizontal bell survived.
In 1889 the official Xu Zhenwei built a new pavilion to house the horizontal bell.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /nanjing/NANJINGBELLTOWER.htm   (94 words)

 Knox College | News - Bell Tower Repairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For the tower, it is the first major renovation since repairs of major storm damage in 1969 and lesser damage in 1974.
The tower was lifted with a multi-cable sling to stabilize the movement, rather than a single cable through the middle, as pictured in the 1969 repair project (below).
A re-dedication ceremony was held, with the bell in absentia.
deptorg.knox.edu /newsarchive/news_events/2001/old_main_tower_repair.html   (539 words)

 Bell Tower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The bell tower is situated on the wall between the Leerdam and Buuren bastions.
The original bell which weighs 760 Pounds is still hanging in the tower.
The bell was cast in 1697 in Amsterdam by Claude Fremy and is the oldest in South Africa.
www.cthighlanders.co.za /castle/bell.htm   (206 words)

 The Bell Tower - Inveraray
The Bell Tower was planned by Niall Diarmid, 10th Duke of Argyll in 1914 as a war memorial but building progress was slow due to lack of funds - indeed the tower is unfinished to this day and has never been joined to the church as was orinally planned.
The 126ft tower is exceptionally well designed to bring out the wonderful tones of the bells which are a joy to campanologists who consider them one of the finest rings of bells ever cast.
The ringing peal of ten bells at Inveraray was cast in 1920 by John Taylor and Company of Loughborough, a firm established in 1780 and now one of the two remaining bell founders in Britain.
www.argyll.anglican.org /bells.htm   (594 words)

 Ivan the Great Bell Tower in the Moscow Kremlin, Russia
The bell tower was built for the Kremlin's Assumption, Archangel and Annunciation Cathedrals, which did not have their own belfries, on the site of Moscow's first ever bell tower, which belonged to the 1329 Church of St. John Climacus-under-the Bells.
The Ivan the Great Bell Tower was constructed by the Italian architect, Marco Bono, between 1505 and 1508, and its magnificent, white octagonal tower was later increased to its present height by the addition of two extra tiers.
The Bell Tower resisted all attempts by Napoleon's French engineers to remove the cross and it was only when a Russian peasant volunteered to climb the tower that they were finally able to lower the cross on ropes to the ground.
www.moscow-taxi.com /sightseeing/kremlin/bell-tower.html   (463 words)

 Tower of London Tour: Bell Tower
The Bell Tower stands in the south-west corner of the Inner Ward.
In the past, when the bell was rung in alarm, drawbridges were raised, portcullises were dropped, and gates shut.
The bell is still rung in the evening to warn visitors on the wharf it is time to leave.
www.toweroflondontour.com /belltow.html   (270 words)

 Mission Hill Winery - Estate Winery - Bell Towers
As a schoolboy in Europe, bells were part of his daily routine, something forever etched on his mind.
Standing 12-storeys tall and visible as guests approach the winery, the Bell Tower, with its lightning rod and pelican-inspired weathervane, taken from the von Mandl family crest, entices visitors to enter the grounds.
Bells cast by Paccard include those found in New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Sacré Coeur in Paris.
www.missionhillwinery.com /estate_winery/bellTower.html   (263 words)

 Baker Library Bell Tower
Two students designed a system to run the bells, as the system and the paper rolls used for the first 50 years were starting to wear out.
A 16th bell was donated in 1981 in memory of Donal F. Morse '51.
Bells are turned each year so that the hammers don't wear out the same spot on each bell, and we can be guaranteed the enjoyment of these real bells for years to come.
www.dartmouth.edu /~libcirc/bells.shtml   (759 words)

 Barrett Memorial Bell Tower at St. Mary's University
The Barrett Memorial Bell Tower is located on a plaza at the center of campus, transforming the space into a gathering area that further reinforces St. Mary’s emphasis on community.
The Bell Tower design is referential and interpretive, and relies on the 12th century French Romanesque architectural style of St. Louis Hall—the signature building that symbolizes the heritage and tradition of the University—for its inspiration.
The tower is decorative and ornamental, and serves as a focal point for the campus and a space for community activity.
www.stmarytx.edu /bell_tower?go=high_2column   (534 words)

 The Nicholas Green Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The tower is 18 feet high, three tubular steel pyramids from which hang 140 bells, almost all of them sent by Italians: school bells, church bells, ships' bells, mining bells, cow bells.
The centerpiece is a majestic bell, thirty inches high, from the Marinelli foundry in Italy, which has been making bells for the papacy for a thousand years.
The bell tower was conceived and built by a San Francisco sculptor, Bruce Hasson.
www.nicholasgreen.org /bell_memorial.html   (258 words)

 Bell Tower (The Swan Bells) - Tourism Western Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the Swan Bells Tower, one of the largest musical instruments on earth, housing the twelve bells of Saint Martin in the Fields church, the parish church of Buckingham Palace.
The bells have also rung in the New Year at Trafalgar Square for more than 275 years, and have celebrated the coronation of every British monarch since King George II in 1727.
The Bell Tower offers tourists fascinating displays on the history of the bells and bell ringing, as well as stunning views of Perth city skyline and the Swan River.
www.westernaustralia.com /en/search/product.htm?ID=9002733   (278 words)

 Bell Tower Toastmasters
Bell Tower is a chartered club of Toastmasters International, a world wide organization dedicated to the enhancement of speaking and leadership skills.
On March 25, 1983, the Bell Tower Toastmasters Club was official chartered by Toastmasters International.
When you come to visit one of Bell Tower's meetings you will receive a packet of materials that still includes a copy of the Toastmaster Magazine article that Mr.
www.unc.edu /bellttmi/history.htm   (228 words)

 The Bell Tower
The original perpendicular Gothic tower, built in the 15th century, was some twelve feet (4 metres) further north than the present one and at least thirty feet (9 metres) shorter.
In 1772 two more bells were added but a peal of six was not enough for the Vicar and Churchwardens - and in 1747 they added 30 feet to the tower together with pinnacles of stone.
The Bell Ringers ring before most Sunday Services, and sometimes at weddings and special civic occasions such as the Lighting of the Beacon during the Georgian Legacy festival.
www.priory.lancs.ac.uk /bell.html   (560 words)

 The Tower of London KIDS Tour: Bell Tower
There is a building that has a big bell in it, and that is why they call it the Bell Tower.
They ring the bell late in the evening to tell visitors they are shutting down the Tower of London for the night and that everyone has to leave.
Here at the Bell Tower, Princess Elizabeth, who would later became Queen Elizabeth I (on the left), was locked up by her half-sister Queen Mary (on the right).
www.toweroflondontour.com /kids/belltow.html   (485 words)

 Bell Tower
The 23 meter (75ft) Bell Tower stands in the center of Xian.
The original tower was built in 1384 in a position about 2 blocks away from its present site, but alterations to the city walls changed the mid point of the city so the Bell Tower was moved in 1582.
The tower was restored in 1739 and it is possible to climb the tower for a view of the city.
www.chinaetravel.com /attraction/att23l.html   (71 words)

 Bell Tower hotel Xian China - Bell Tower Xian hotel reviews
Bell Tower Hotel Xian, right in the heart of the city, opposite of the well known Bell Tower and the newly Bell & Drum Tower Square.
The Bell Tower Hotel was perfectly located in the centre of Xian so we were still able to see everything we had hoped.
The Bell Tower is well located within the walls of the old city of Xi'an, and is a hotel that won't break the budget.
www.asiarooms.com /china/xian/bell_tower.html   (629 words)

 BELL TOWER PARK - Historical Sign
The bell is housed in a fieldstone and limestone tower, designed by architect Dwight James Baum (1886-1939), and completed on September 17, 1930.
Bell Tower Park is also the site of such seasonal festivities as a Memorial Day ceremony and an annual Christmas tree lighting.
With its stately tower and surrounding greenery, Bell Tower Park is an historic oasis standing prominently at the intersection of several major thoroughfares.
nycgovparks.org /sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=7755   (443 words)

 Xian hotels - China accommodation - Bell Tower Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel Xian provides business and leisure travellers with clean accommodation emphasizing quality products and good service to all guests.
The Bell Tower Hotel is managed by the Holiday Inn group and has all the facilities and amenities that one would expect from a hotel of this standard.
Bell Tower Hotel Xian is located in the heart of the ancient city of Xian, overlooking the famous Bell Tower and next to the Drum Tower and is a short stroll from the Great Mosque and other attractions within the city.
www.go-china-hotels.com /xian/accom/bell_tower_xian.htm   (269 words)

 Rugby Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism - Niewoehner Bell Tower
There is a 36 inch bell, two 34 inch bells, a 30 inch bell, a 26 inch, and a 24 inch bell.
One of the bells is from the All Saints Anglican Church in Coronach, Saskatchewan.
The Tower was dedicated on October 17, 1999 in memory of Mr.
www.rugbynorthdakota.com /Tourism/BellTower.aspx   (624 words)

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