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-8000
Tower of Jericho, West Bank
288.5approx date
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
c. 8000 BC5350
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-2650
Pyramid of Djoser, Egypt
20362date approx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
c. 2650 BC40
4
-2610
Meidum Pyramid in Egypt
30793.5
Shortly after completion Meidum Pyramid collapsed due to bad design/instability and is now 65 m (213 ft). date approx.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
c. 2610 BC5
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-2605
Bent Pyramid in Egypt
332101.1
Angle of slope decreased during construction to avoid collapse.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
c. 2605 BC5
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-2600Red PyramidDahshurEgypt345105
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_structures_built_before_the_20th_century
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-2570
Pyramid of Khufu
GizaEgypt481146.6
The Great Pyramid.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_structures_built_before_the_20th_century
8
1240
Old St. Paul's Cathedral
London
United Kingdom
493150.2
Spire destroyed in 1561.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_structures_built_before_the_20th_century
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1311
Lincoln Cathedral in the United Kingdom
525160
The central spire was destroyed in a storm in 1549. While the reputed height of 525 ft (160 m) is accepted by most sources,[19][20][21][22][23][24] others consider it doubtful[25]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
1311238
10
1884
Washington Monument
Washington, D.C.
United States555169
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_structures_built_before_the_20th_century
11
1889Eiffel TowerParisFrance986300
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_structures_built_before_the_20th_century
12
1930
Chrysler Building in New York, United States
1,046319
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
19301
13
1931
Empire State Building in New York, United States
1,250381
First building with 100+ stories. The addition of a pinnacle and antennas later increased its overall height to 448.7 m (1,472 ft). This was subsequently lowered to 443.1 m (1,454 ft).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
193136
14
1967
Ostankino Tower
MoscowSoviet Union1,772540
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_freestanding_structures#Timeline_of_world's_tallest_freestanding_structures
1967–1975 (8 years)
Tower
15
1976
CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1,815553
Remains the tallest in the Western Hemisphere
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
197532Tower
16
2009
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2,722829.8
Holder of world's tallest freestanding structure. Topped out at 829.8 m (2,722 ft) in 2009.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_and_structures#Tallest_freestanding_structures_on_land
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