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View Poll Results: Which one was built better?
Pisa Tower 29 70.73%
Jame Mosque 12 29.27%
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Old July 20th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #21
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both are different and amazing in their own way
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Old July 20th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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Pisa Tower!!! But the mosque's design is really unique.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Marathaman View Post
Are you saying that these two were the tallest buildings in the world at the time?
Of course not, they were among the tallest ones, the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt is about 146 meters.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 11:19 AM   #24
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The tiles of the Jame Mosque of Yazd are exquisite and as a westerner I am flabbergasted by such design and materials that were unusual in the north mediterranean back then. It's a typical persian feature playing on colour, spread in further areas (namely turkish, I can recall).

Still the architecture of the Pisa Tower is amazing: this manufact is based on volumes, on chiaroscuro and rhythm.

Very different architectures, unfitting in a one-to-one contest.

Both amazing.

Having to make a choice in the spirit of the thread, 'll go with Pisa Tower though - the main reason being, it's in my country.
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