Monday, November 26, 2012

Tallest Building in the World for 3800 Years

Tallest Freestanding Structure in the World for 3800 Years
The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the Ancient World.  It is the only one that is still intact.  It was built about 2500 B.C.  It is in Egypt. It was the tallest structure in the world for 3800 years.  It is also called the Pyramid of Cheops.
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The first structure to surpass the Great Pyramid was The Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England.  It was the tallest building in the world for 238 years, from 1311 to 1549. I had a height of 525 feet. In 1549 the central and tallest tower of the Cathedral collapsed and was not rebuilt. Following the collapse, St. Olaf's Church in Estonia became the tallest structure on Earth.

Lincoln Cathedral

Number of Years That Countries Have Tallest Structure
Country# of YearsPercent
United States420.93%


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