Once the tallest freestanding structure in the World

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Cologne Cathedral 1880-1889 (157.5 m)
Paris, Banks of the Seine Eiffel Tower, the tallest between 1889 and 1930 (324 m)
Pyramids (Memphis) Great Pyramid of Giza, the tallest between c. 2570 BC and c. 1300 AD and again 1666-1874 (146.5 meter)
Stralsund and Wismar St. Mary's church: 1549-1569, 1573-1647 (151 m) (If Tallinn is counted, then only 1625-1647)
Tallinn St. Olaf's church, the tallest between 1549 and 1625 (159 m) (disputed, may be 125 m, see link)


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