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Google Earth Plug-in: World Peace Bell - biggest swinging bell in the world

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The World Peace Bell is located in Newport, and with a weight of 33,285 kg (73,381 lb) and width of 12 feet (3.7 m), is the largest swinging bell in the world. The bell was dedicated on December 31, 1999, and rang for the first time as the year 2000 dawned

Initial plans in the summer of 1997 were to cast the bell at a foundry local to Newport, Kentucky. Consideration was given to casting the bell on site by building a foundry where the bell would hang. The plans including the construction of a Millennium Monument, originally conceived as 1,400 foot tower that would open on New Year's Eve, 1999. The bell would hang in this tower. Included in the tower would be a large carillons with many bells, with this one as the largest. Initially the bell was called "the Millennium Bell". Later these plans were scaled back to include a smaller bell tower with a museum, but to include this bell as the largest swinging bell in the world.
The bell was swung for ringing on January 1, 2000 at midnight; struck 12 times and was heard for distances of about 25 miles. The bell is only swung on special occasions.

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