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Old December 18th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #21
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National Building Museum ? 75 ft. (23 m) tall and 8 ft. (2.4 m) in diameter


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That's a weird interior design... Those colums are completely blown out of proportion.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #22
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That's a weird interior design... Those colums are completely blown out of proportion.
They're scary, I agree, but they are awesome
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 12:57 PM   #23
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Cathedral of Amiens or Cologne?
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 07:12 PM   #24
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The monument to the Great fire in London:

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Old January 3rd, 2012, 11:34 PM   #25
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Nelson’s Column (56 m or 185 ft) Trafalgar Square, London, it was built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843.

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Old October 24th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #26
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Apparently Nelson's Column is only 169' high - the revised measurements were taken when it was scaffolded up and refurbished in 2006.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 02:30 AM   #27
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Can we consider an obelisk a column? if so... Buenos Aires obelisk must be one of the tallest
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Old October 27th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #28
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I think a column in this regards should be a supporting structure, rather than a free-standing monument to itself, that happens to be shaped like a column.
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Old October 27th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #29
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If only they built this
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Old November 29th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #30
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Alexander Column St. Petersburg, Russia

The column is a single piece of red granite, 25.45 m (83 ft 6 in) long and about 3.5 m (11 ft 5 in) in diameter. Total height with the pedestal and the statue is 47.5 meters.

The granite monolith was obtained from Virolahti, Finland and in 1832 transported by sea to Saint Petersburg, on a barge specially designed for this purpose, where it underwent further working. Without the aid of modern cranes and engineering machines, the column, weighing 600 tonnes (661 tons), was erected by 3,000 men under the guidance of William Handyside in less than 2 hours. It is set so neatly that no attachment to the base is needed.



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Old November 29th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #31
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Columns of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia, are granite monoliths.



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Old November 30th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #32
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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?

It looks as if the building in Australia is influenced by an earlier and larger American work, the Cook County Building, Chicago's City Hall.



Not sure if these are the largest columns in the US, however.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 04:49 PM   #33
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I'm not sure this count, but the Potter building in New York got a high column that marks the corner of the building. But I guess it's more of a facade decorations than a functional column.


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Old December 2nd, 2012, 01:52 AM   #34
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Technically, most early skyscrapers were built in a column form, so I'm guessing the Equitable building maybe?

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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:24 AM   #35
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For Serbia it's this one I guess



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Old December 3rd, 2012, 07:52 PM   #36
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Probably one of Germany's tallest columns:

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Jasab—4116 by jasab, on Flickr

With Victoria on top the Siegessäule (Victory Column) is 68 m tall.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 06:48 PM   #37
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Lord Roland Hill's Column, Shrewsbury, England

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Hill%27s_Column?wprov=sfla1

Lord Roland Hill's Column is the largest freestanding doric column in the world at 133ft 6 inches. Slightly taller than Nelson's Column.
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Old August 7th, 2016, 02:47 AM   #38
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Hill%27s_Column?wprov=sfla1

Lord Roland Hill's Column is the largest freestanding doric column in the world at 133ft 6 inches. Slightly taller than Nelson's Column.
With 40,7m it is the largest freestanding doric column in England not the world.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Hill%27s_Column
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Old August 7th, 2016, 11:07 PM   #39
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Millenial Monument, Budapest: 36m

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