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Old January 3rd, 2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Your cities tallest monument

post you cities tallest monuments, sorry if its in the wrong section, if this is moved can someone let me know where too.

Dublin city, the Dublin spire standing at 120 metres or around 400 feet, is the 11th tallest monument in the world

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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:37 AM   #2
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well this is the independence angel in mexico city, well im not sure but i think is the tallest in my city







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Old January 4th, 2010, 08:58 AM   #3
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Victory Monument
(Thai: อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ, Anusawari Chai Samoraphum)
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Old January 4th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #4
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I suppose tallest in Madrid is Obelisco de Calatrava now (93 metres)



But 50 km away there is the "Valle de los Caídos", with a 150 metres tall cross.

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Old January 6th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #5
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Indonesia's National Monument, Jakarta

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Old January 7th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #6
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Milan | Duomo | 108,5 m

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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:31 AM   #7
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Independence Monument

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Old January 7th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #8
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In Bucharest this should be it:



It is located in park in southern Bucharest ( Carol I Park named after the first king of Romania ), it is 48 meters tall.
Ironic, it was build by the communists and was called "Monument of the Heroes for the Freedom of the People and of the Motherland, for Socialism" so a sorry name but changed after the Revolution in 1989, more exactly in 1991 it became the Mausoleum of the Unknown Soldier ( more exactly from a WW1 Battle ).
Though it is 48 meters tall, it is located on a hill. There were plans to replace it with a huge Christian Orthodox Cathedral but the place for the new construction was chosen somewhere else in the meantime.



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Old January 7th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #9
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The palace of peace


don't know how tall it is
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Old January 9th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #10
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monas high is 137 meters
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #11
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Brussels: Arc De Triomph, built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgian independence





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Old January 12th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #12
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"Motherland calls" - The tallest statue in Volgograd (90 m tall) It's one of the most famous monuments over the world

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Old January 12th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #13
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It's famous, but I didn't know it stands in Volgograd. Very imposing!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:02 AM   #14
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In São Paulo, Brazil, it´s probably this Obelisc







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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:11 PM   #15
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"Motherland calls" - The tallest statue in Volgograd (90 m tall) It's one of the most famous monuments over the world
Never heared or seen it before i came on this website, i guess most people have never heared of Volgograd....most have heared of stalingrad though.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #16
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Old January 16th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #17
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Never heared or seen it before i came on this website, i guess most people have never heared of Volgograd....most have heared of stalingrad though.
I spoke with many people in Europe, and they knew that Volgograd is formerly known as Stalingrad
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Old January 16th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #18
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Billy Penn

I am not !00% sure this qualifies, but ...

The clock tower attached to Philadelphia City Hall (started in 1871, completed in 1901). It is surmounted by a bronze statue of the the founder of Philadelphia, William Penn, but local people affectionately call the statue "Billy Penn". It is 167 meters tall (548 ft.)

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Old January 16th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #19
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Sanctuaire des Martyrs - Algiers

The Monument des Martyrs ( Maquam El Chahid ) is an iconic concrete monument commemorating the Algerian war for independence. The monument was opened in 1982 on the 20th anniversary of Algeria's independence. It is fashioned in the shape of three standing palm leaves which shelter the "Eternal Flame" beneath. At the edge of each palm leaf stands a statue of a soldier, each representing a stage of Algeria's struggle.

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"Motherland calls" - The tallest statue in Volgograd (90 m tall) It's one of the most famous monuments over the world
That's huge! Is this the biggest statue in the world?
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