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Old March 7th, 2011, 11:53 PM   #21
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Rajagopuram of Sri Andal Kovil (Temple), Srivilliputtur , India

13th cent. AD
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Qutb Minar, Delhi, India

12th-18th cent. AD
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Old March 9th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #23
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Clérigos tower - Porto, Portugal

year 1750 - 75.6 meters.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The White House (Witte Huis)

The White House is something of an architectural landmark in Europe. It is the continent's first skyscraper, built in 1898 for a pair of Rotterdam businessmen eager to show off their wealth. They commissioned, "a grand office building in the American spirit." This is the result: An 11-story, 147-foot structure in the French chateau style. It rests on nine-hundred pilings driven into the ground, and at the time of its completion was the tallest building in Europe. It was also one of the few buildings in central Rotterdam to survive the German bombing campaigns of World War II. Unlike American skyscrapers which rely on a steel frame to support its stonework, this building's load it borne by two thick interior walls perpendicular to four other lighter walls. However, steel is still used to hold the facade in place and to brace the floors.

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St Olaf's Church - Estonia - 123.7 m (406 ft)

C. 1438-1519

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Around 1500, the building reached a height of 159 meters. The motivation for building such an immensely tall steeple must have been to use it as a maritime signpost, which made the trading city of Tallinn visible from far out at sea. Between 1549 and 1625, when the spire burnt down after a lightning strike, it was the tallest building in the world. The steeple of St. Olav has been hit by lightning at least eight times, and the whole church has burned down three times throughout its known existence. Following several rebuildings, its overall height is now 123.7 meters.


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St. Nicholas Church - Estonia - 105 m (344.5 ft)

C. 13th-17th century

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In the 15th century large-scale reconstructions, in the cause of which the choir and the three-aisled main body got their present appearance, were undertaken. The Baroque spire with airy galleries was raised higher stage by stage through several centuries.



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The Milwaukee City Hall (built in 1895) is 103m (353ft) tall.
It has been the world's tallest building from 1895-1899, as the wikipedia article states.

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Clérigos tower - Porto, Portugal

year 1750 - 75.6 meters.

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Old March 13th, 2011, 06:59 AM   #29
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can't get enough of that Rajagopuram
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Grote kerk - The Netherlands - 97 m (318.24 ft)

Groundbreaking 1410
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Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren - The Netherlands - 98.33 m (322.60 ft)

Groundbreaking 1444
Completed 1470



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Old March 13th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #33
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The Oldehove - The Netherlands - ~ 40 m (~ 131.23 ft)

Construction of the church begun in 1529, stopped in 1532 (or 1533) due to the tower beginning to sag
Demolished in 1595-1596


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De Oldehove is an unfinished church tower in the medieval centre of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden[1]. It leans more than the tower of Pisa in Italy.

Oldehove is also the name of an artificial mound ("terp" in Dutch) on which in the late 9th century a (Catholic) church dedicated to Saint Vitus was built. Construction of the adjoining Late Gothic tower began in 1529, after the citizens of Leeuwarden demanded a tower taller than the one in the city of Groningen, the Martini tower. In charge were Jacob van Aken (or Aaken) and, after his death, Cornelis Frederiksz.

During construction, the tower began to sag, which the builders tried to compensate for by inserting several "kinks", but the project was stopped in 1532 (1533 according to another source). In 1595-1596, the then derelict church was demolished, but the tower remains. It consists mostly of brick, but the builders also used so-called Bentheim sandstone




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Nieuwe Kerk - The Netherlands - 108.75 m (356.79 ft)

Groundbreaking 1396
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Giralda, tower of Seville cathedral (Spain). It was the moorish minaret, built in 12th century. 101 metres.



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Hercules tower, roman lighthouse, 1st century A.C., 68 metres tall. A Coruña, Spain.



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Segovia cathedral, the tower is 88 metres high, 16th century.

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Strasbourg Cathedral (France)



Tower high 142 m
completed 1439
It was the highest tower in Christendom until 1874 (however, some towers were higher but were destroyed by fire or lightning, see http://www.cathedrale-strasbourg.fr/...athedrale.aspx
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A bit from the east

Potala Palace, rebuilt 1645.
656ft / 200m tall (a 384ft/ 117m palace built onto a massive 272 ft brick base, carved into a hollowed out hillside). It rises to 1000ft above the valley floor if including the natural mount.


If counting the brick base it was the worlds tallest building between 1649 - 1889, until the Eiffel Tower was completed. Covers 1.18 million sq. ft and contains 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues. And a gold roof:


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1700 year old (8th Century) Jetavanaramaya in Sri Lanka, 120m/ 393ft and about the same volume as an Egyptian pyramid. If the stupa hadn't broken off it would have surpassed the 500ft mark?


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other stupas:


Phra Pathom Chedi in Thailand 127m (417ft)


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And a whole lot of gold sheeting:


Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Bago (Burma) 114m (373ft)


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the Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon 98m (321ft)


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Shah Mosque - Iran - 53 m (173.88 ft) (Dome), 42 m (137.80 ft) (Minarets)

Groundbreaking 1611
Completed 1629



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