List of largest hourglasses in the world

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This article lists the largest hourglasses that have been built.

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Hourglass Panta Rhei, Ybbsitz.jpg Built in 2000, this hourglass is located in Ybbsitz and is called Panta Rhei.[1]
Sanduhr in Mainz 1.jpg Built in 1984 and located in Mainz, this hourglass was donated by Schott Glaswerke.[2]
Semi-Transparent.png Unveiled in 2008 and located at the Red Square in Moscow.[3]
Budapest timewheel 03.jpg
Called Timewheel, this hourglass is located in Hungary near Hősök tere[4] and was first revealed in 2004 in commemoration of Hungarys accession to the EU.[5]
Semi-Transparent.png Built in 1991[5] and located in the Nima Sand Museum, this hourglass is 5.2 metres high and contains around 1 ton of sand.[6]
Semi-Transparent.png Built in 1999 and located on Jeongdongjin Beach it takes one year for the sand to fall to the bottom.[7]
Semi-Transparent.png A two metre high hourglass was installed at Downing Street in London as part of a protest demanding the United Kingdoms intervenation in the Darfur conflict.[8][9][10][11]
Semi-Transparent.png In 2009, a number of large hourglasses were installed in several major cities in Brazil to mark the enaction of an anti smoking law.[12][13]
Semi-Transparent.png Filled with ground ivory, this hourglass was on display from mid 2005 to mid 2006.[14][15]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenstraße - "Panta Rhei" (JPEG) (Information plaque) (in German). Ybbsitz. 2000. 
  2. ^ "Brunnen, Denkmäler und Plastiken in Mainz". Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  3. ^ Knaack, Ulrich; Klein, Tillmann (2010). The Future Envelope 3: Facades - The Making of. Amsterdam: IOS Press. pp. 7–12. ISBN 978-1-60750-671-3. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Adrian; Scotchmer, Jo (May 2010). Hungary (2 ed.). Bradt Travel Guides Ltd. p. 152. ISBN 978 1 84162 285 9. 
  5. ^ a b Budapest Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 30 Attractions in Budapest, Hungary. MobileReference. 
  6. ^ Muite, B. K.; M. L. Hunt; G. G. Joseph (September 2004). "The effects of a counter-current interstitial flow on a discharging hourglass" (PDF). Phys. Fluids. American Institute of Physics. 16 (9): 3415–3425. doi:10.1063/1.1781158. 
  7. ^ Hae-Jin Lee, Cecilia (2012). Gangwon-do, South Korea: Frommer's ShortCuts. Frommer's ShortCuts. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 9781118470107. 
  8. ^ Baroud, Ramzy (2007-05-16). "Darfur and the Hourglass of Blood". The Palestine Chronicle. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  9. ^ "Day of action for Darfur". Express.co.uk. Daily Express. 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  10. ^ Baroud, Ramzy (2007-05-13). "Darfur: The Hourglass of Blood". Global Research. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  11. ^ "Worldwide rallies call for end to Darfur crisis". CBC News World. CBC. 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  12. ^ Rix, Antonio Carlos (2009-08-13). "Big Blow to Brazil's Cigarette Industry". OhmyNews. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  13. ^ Bialous, Stella Aguinaga; Stella Martins (2009). "Brazil: São Paulo takes the lead". Tob Control. 18 (5): 341–344. doi:10.1136/tc.2009.033167. PMC 2762497Freely accessible. PMID 19779061. 
  14. ^ "Time is running out for elephants - Hourglass display 22 June 2005 to 25 May 2006". Merseyside Maritime Museum - Exhibitions. National Museums Liverpool. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  15. ^ Spicer, Graham (2006-07-19). "At-Bristol Science Centre Supports IFAW Ivory Amnesty". Places to Go - South West - Bristol. Culture24. Retrieved 2013-03-07.