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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #1
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What/where is the world's tallest columns?

I have seen some american government buildings that have columades that are around 2 storeys high but the Commonwealth Bank at martin place in Sydney Australia has columns some 5 storeys high. here is a photo -



Anyone know bigger ones? in greece perhaps?
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Old December 11th, 2011, 10:05 AM   #2
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These columns at the St Peters Basilica are more than 5 storeys high, if you compare it with the people at the base (like ants)
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Old December 11th, 2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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That ridiculous basilica in Lychen (Poland) has huge columns too, perhaps even bigger than those of St. Peter.


Source: http://www.rp-online.de/reise/news/p...dern-1.2408108

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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #4
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Never built, but one of the proposals for the Chicago tribune tower.

I can't help but picture a pair of these on opposite sides of a wide boulevard.

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Old December 12th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #5
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I'm sure it looks much less tacky as black and white drawing than it would in real life
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Old December 12th, 2011, 10:36 AM   #6
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Stuff built at that time hardly ever looked/looks tacky. That's a modernist invention.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #7
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Modernism might be dull and boring sometimes but almost never tacky it's probably the most elegant style in history Postmodernism however is probably the worst in this regard, most projects look like they were done by children and this giant column reminds me of this postmodern stuff despite being much older.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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Brutalism is the tackiest style ever invented imho and thus is a modernist one.
But that doesn't really belong here.


If you're looking for "tallest column", some sources lead you to this free standing one in Harris County, Texas - featuring a height of 172.92 m:


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sa...o_Monument.jpg


It's called San Jacinto Monument.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #9
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makes you feel too small

Huge antique columns in Baalbek



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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--7bCIZEIsX...0/IMG_2858.jpg
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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #10
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In Egypt?



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Old December 12th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #11
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Old December 13th, 2011, 03:13 AM   #12
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it looks much less tacky as black and white drawing .

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Old December 15th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #13
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National Building Museum ? 75 ft. (23 m) tall and 8 ft. (2.4 m) in diameter


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Union Buildings, Pretoria
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Persepolis, with 550 columns, each one originally 25 meters high (as tall as a modern 8 storey tower)

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Old December 17th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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Quote:
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I'm sure it looks much less tacky as black and white drawing than it would in real life
That project was a provoking joke.
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Probably the biggest in Belgium:




http://www.ebru.be/Architectuur/Arch...tiepaleis1.jpg

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The Goddess of Mercy Pavilion, 16 columns, 82.7 meters
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Quote:
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Brutalism is the tackiest style ever invented imho and thus is a modernist one.
But that doesn't really belong here.


If you're looking for "tallest column", some sources lead you to this free standing one in Harris County, Texas - featuring a height of 172.92 m:


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sa...o_Monument.jpg


It's called San Jacinto Monument.
I think this.
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