By: Sydney Greenspoon 7B The structure that I am doing is The Great Wall Of China. It is located in Beijing, China. It stretches from Shanhaiguan to Inner Mongolia. In the old times when it was built its purpose was to protect China. Today, it is not used as protection but just as a tourist attraction. The Great Wall of China is unique because it is the longest wall in the world and it can be seen from earth’s orbit. According to Neil Armstrong, it can’t be seen from me the moon. The Great Wall of China is so big, that people classify it in sections. Because the Wall took so long to build, it was built in different empire times. Because of this, each section of the wall is made of something different. It is very beautiful. It is a manufactured mass structure. It is manufactured because it is only man made from slaves and workers. It is a mass structure because it holds up its own weight and it is fully built. The first section is called the Cloud Platform or the Crossing Street Tower. This section was made in 1345. It is made from white marble. It was made during the Yuan Dynasty. It is 9.5 meters tall and is an archway. On the top of the archway, there are carvings of animals. JuYongGuan is another part of the wall. It goes through mountains and valleys. It is located is the valley called GuanGou which is very close to Beijing. It was first built in the Ming dynasty. Later, there was a lot of renovation done to it. It is circular and is 4,142 meters long (around 4,530 yards). There are two passes of the JuYongGuan. One section in the north and one in the south. Because it is built through a mountain, it helps explorers look through and in the mountains. Another section in the Great Wall of China is the Badaling. It is the highest part of the wall it is 1,000 meters over sea level. It was built in the Ming Dynasty and during then, it served as a military bunker. Today, it has many modern features like handrails and vendors. The purpose of the Great Wall of China was to protect China from outside attacks on them. When it was built, it was built in sections and it was only until the leader Qin came along that the entire wall was connected. It was a good structure for what it was used fro because the Great Wall prevented many wars and attacks. The Great wall was made from stones, bricks, and hard grass the structure was not able to hold up people but was able to keep away war from the technology of weapons from that era. In the middle of the walls it was hollow filled with rubble. Today, this would not hold the weight of people but the parts of the wall that people walk on were renovated so they could be used for tourists. The actual structure was amazing for the time it was made in. The way it was made was very advanced for its time. Still China suffered from attacks but it lessened because of the Great Wall. A Tour of the best part of the Wall Interesting facts and pictures http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKzF nhN8o04&ob=av3e http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=WKzFnhN8o04&ob=av3 e The Great Wall on a perfect day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZAC 5OChRr0&feature=related "What type of structure is the great wall if china." The Q&A wiki. Feb. 2012 <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_type_of_structure_is _the_great_wall_if_china>. All About the Great Wall of China. Col, Jeananda. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/ Allabout.html>. "Did the Great wall of China succeed in protecting China." The Q&A wiki. Jan. 2012 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Did_the_Great_wall_of_Chin a_succeed_in_protecting_China Famous Features of the Great Wall of China Read more: Famous Features of the Great Wall of China | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6610819_famous-features-great-wallchina.html#ixzz1lM23Pvgc "Great Wall of China." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 25 Jan. 2012. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wall_of_China>. All About the Great Wall of China. Col, Jeananda. <http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/Allabout.html> .