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Old March 6th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #41
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btw, why does the Sagrada Familia take so long?
The Sagrada Familia is an Expiatory Temple meaning the church is financed by private donations (and I think donations from corporations and similar are not allowed).

Hence that slow progress, the construction of the church is thanks to the contributions received from the faithful and admirers of Gaudi's work and it's believed to be completed by 2025.

At present, I'd say is the Ulm church, a 'proper' one from top to bottom
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Old March 8th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #42
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Lincoln Cathedral used to have a wooden spire ontop of each of the towers incased in leed taking the height to 160 meters until it collapsed in in 1549. It was the tallest building in the world from 1311 until then and the first building ever to surpass the great pyramid of Giza in height.

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Old March 9th, 2006, 12:57 AM   #43
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It's obviously the Chicago Methodist.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #44
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Isnt there a church near the top of 2ifc or one of the other HK skyscapers?
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Old March 11th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #45
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Without doubt it's the Ulm Münster. This is a church.

The Chicago methodist is a tower with a church on top. Using this criteria the Central Plaza in Hong Kong with a chapel on top is taller than the Chicago methodist.

Still, I love the idea of the Chicago methodist, it's something Chicago should be proud of as is rather unique in it's design.

But it ain't the tallest church in the world, just like the chapel at the top of the Central Plaza.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #46
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The Chicago methodist is a tower with a church on top.
Actually it is a Church 'Building"

The building contains 3 sanctuaries: a 2-story main sanctuary on the ground floor seating 1,200; the Dixon Chapel on the 2nd floor; and the "Sky Chapel" below the steeple, 400 feet high. It isn't just a building with a church planted on top.

Nevertheless, there is a difference between church building and church, therefore the Ulm Munster is the tallest church, while The Chicago Methodist is the tallest church building

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Old March 12th, 2006, 12:53 AM   #47
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Riverside Church was designed by the Rockeffellers when was being built.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 09:45 PM   #48
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ULM MÜNSTER would be the tallest traditional church & Chicago Temple Methodist would be the tallest non-traditional church.

There are other high rise churches that are interesting.
Methodist House in Hong Kong is interesting and fairly tall at 99m.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 09:51 PM   #49
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From wikipedia:

Ulm Münster is a cathedral and the tallest church in the world, its steeple measuring 161.53 m (530') high and containing 768 steps.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 03:45 PM   #50
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of course it's ulm.
I've been on the top of the Münster in 143m, its gigantic!!
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Old July 19th, 2006, 02:07 AM   #51
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Isnt there a church near the top of 2ifc or one of the other HK skyscapers?
There is a church at the top of Central Plaza. The developer thought spirituality was lacking in the world of skyscrapers.
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Old July 21st, 2006, 03:54 PM   #52
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Funny noone has mentioned the Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) yet. It's not the tallest at only 157m, but it's still very impressive, and definitely up their with the "super talls".

Also it has to be one of the coolest churches in the world.


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all this and people call Christianity a non-profit organization..
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all this and people call Christianity a non-profit organization..
What are you talking about? And Christianity is a religion, not an organization.
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The Sagrada Familia is an Expiatory Temple meaning the church is financed by private donations (and I think donations from corporations and similar are not allowed).

Hence that slow progress, the construction of the church is thanks to the contributions received from the faithful and admirers of Gaudi's work and it's believed to be completed by 2025.

At present, I'd say is the Ulm church, a 'proper' one from top to bottom
NOt only that,the donations are gained by the tourism that the country gets,and the tourism is mostly gotten in the summer,that is why constructions only happen during the summer and not the winter,I've been there,it is simply amazing and it will be gorgeous once it is done,but for now,can't say it is the tallest.
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I wonder what is the purpose of building tall religious buildings? If building big,i would agree for it is to accomodate worshippers, but tall?
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^easy. the early builders of churches wanted to feel closer to god so they built, spires to reach for the heavens!. Also a church spire can be seen for miles, which ment the township was established and worshippers were welcome.
I love church spires.There the most graceful of all structures.
the Cologne cathedral are the 2nd highest in world or tallest twin spires.
Ive studied Australia;s top 300 and spent many years researching stats etc.even made a model display which took 4 years which is on exhibit in st marys sydney.
I had many oz churches measured by surveyors and will eventually publish a book.
Australia;s tallest church spire is the magnificant St patricks cathedral in melbourne at 105m.




The Beavais Cathedral once had a central tower 153m high (1569) but collapsed 4 years later in 1573) due to poor structural supports. It still boasts highest church ceiling in world-48m.



highest roof at 48m/160ft or 60m/200ft to roof ridge)
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^ Just as i thought. I just need more confirmation on that hence the question i asked. Wow OZ sure has some mighty-amazing churches.. My girl is currently studying there (in MElbourne) and she's fallen in love with the city.
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Wao..

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^easy. the early builders of churches wanted to feel closer to god so they built, spires to reach for the heavens!. Also a church spire can be seen for miles, which ment the township was established and worshippers were welcome.
I love church spires.There the most graceful of all structures.
the Cologne cathedral are the 2nd highest in world or tallest twin spires.
Ive studied Australia;s top 300 and spent many years researching stats etc.even made a model display which took 4 years which is on exhibit in st marys sydney.
I had many oz churches measured by surveyors and will eventually publish a book.
Australia;s tallest church spire is the magnificant St patricks cathedral in melbourne at 105m.




The Beavais Cathedral once had a central tower 153m high (1569) but collapsed 4 years later in 1573) due to poor structural supports. It still boasts highest church ceiling in world-48m.



highest roof at 48m/160ft or 60m/200ft to roof ridge)
Interesting designs you have there...
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Old July 22nd, 2006, 10:47 AM   #60
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^ I think some people are mis-reading Culwulla's post. He posted photo's of two churches, the first, St Patricks is in Melbourne, Australia, the 2nd Beauvais Cathedral, is in Beauvais, France.
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