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Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • November 18th, 2015

Auckland

: the radio 

Sky Tower.

 According to the World Federation of Great Towers, Sky Tower ranks number 15.

The observation deck of the tower is 721 feet (220 meters) high; the floor of the deck is made of glass, allowing visitors to take in how high they are standing. However it is completely safe, 1 inch (38-mm) of the reinforced glass exceeds the durability of a concrete floor:

The panoramic view of the city can be a helpful distraction if you don't like heights: 

Auckland was the first capital of New Zealand, until 1864 it was 

Wellington

(due to its more convenient location):

Guide book say that there are about 310 miles (500 km) of hiking trails throughout the city:

Auckland is called the City of Sails. The number of boats per capita here is bigger than in any other city - a vessel is owned by one in four families:

There are about 48 extinct volcanoes in the Auckland region. All of them are preserved today in the form of mountains, lagoons and islands:

Most of the city traffic lights are equipped with a button, speeding up the stop light for cars so that pedestrians can cross. Traffic in the city is not very intense and the lights switch almost instantly:

In the business part of the city, Sky Tower is visible from every angle. After dark, the city is beautifully illuminated:
Author: Sergeydolya
Source: sergeydolya.livejournal.com

Translated by: Gian Luka

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