There are 10.826 feet in a story before rounding. The normal choice is to allow 10 feet for every story, although this tends to vary based on the choice of individual architects. Taller ceilings can result in a greater distance between stories.
As an example, consider the Gateway Arch at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. When describing the height of the arch, the government claims it is 63 stories tall when using a 10-foot average story height, according to the National Park Service.
Architects who want to build a taller room may create stories that are 14, 16 or even 20 feet high. Vaulted ceilings make a large difference in the height of stories.Learn More
Among cathedrals worldwide bearing the name Saint Paul, the most well-known is St. Paul's Cathedral in London, an Anglican cathedral where visitors can climb 528 steps to the Golden Gallery. This gallery, the uppermost point of the building, circles the exterior of the dome and provides views of the city.Full Answer >
There are 12 columns along the North Portico, which was added to the White House in 1829; four are lined up along the front, four are flush with the structure and two support each side. The rounded South Portico of the White House, built in 1824, has six columns.Full Answer >
Stained glass windows were a way to add beauty and to provide narrative information to those who looked at them. Churches, particularly those from medieval times, often had stained glass windows because they were both sites of worship and learning.Full Answer >
Over 100 pyramids exist in Egypt today, the Pyramids of Giza being the most famous. The exact number of pyramids is not available due to many of them being relatively unknown.Full Answer >