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1. Church of Isaac, St. Petersburg, Russia, 336 ft. The foundation, alone, is said to have cost $4,000,000. It is remarkable for its magnificent architecture, imposing porticoes, fine proportions, four grand entrances, and solid granite steps.
2. Science School at South Kensington, Eng., 110 ft. Established in London in 1837; transferred to South Kensington in 1857.
3. Column of July, Paris, France, 154 ft. Founded July 28, 1831, to commemorate the French Revolution of 1789. Built of bronze, in the form of a pillar.
4. Bell-Tower of St. Mark's Church at Venice, Italy, 323 ft. Church founded in 977. Tower formerly used as an observatory by Galileo, the astronomer. It is four-sided, 42 ft. square at the base, and crowned with a pyramidal pinnacle.
5. Colosseum at Rome, Italy, 157 ft. Founded as an amphitheatre by the Emperor Vespasian, about 72, and dedicated in 80. It derives its name from its great size, and, although a ruin, is an imposing relic of Rome's ancient grandeur.
6. Cathedral at Antwerp, Belgium, 403 ft. Begun between 1352 and 1411. Of Gothic architecture, 500 ft. long and 230 ft. wide, it contains 66 chapels, and is adorned with several of Rubens' famous paintings.
7. Office of the "Sew York Tribune," New York, 285 ft.
Erected by the Tribune owners, about 1875. The New York Tribune was founded in 1841, by Horace Greeley.
S. Bunker Hill Monument, near Boston, Mass., 221 ft.
Corner-stone laid June 17, 1825, by Gen. Lafayette; dedicated by Dan'l Webster, June 17, 1843. It commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775.
9. The Albert Memorial Monument, London, Eng , 180 ft.
10. Cathedral at Chartres, France, 403 ft. Begun about 1020; dedicated in 1260. The highest and newest spire, represented above, was finished in the 16th century, and is of florid style.
11. Church of St. Martin, Landshut, Bavaria, 460 ft.
Founded in 1450.
12. Big Trees, Calaveras Co., California, 300 to 330 ft.
"The Father of the Forest" (prostrate) was 450 ft. long; "Burnt Tree" (prostrate), 97 ft. in circumference. Others quite as large, and probably 1,000 years old, are also found in Mariposa County, Cal.
13. Mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, Turkey, 182 ft.
Built for a church by Constantine in 325; rebuilt by Justinian in 532-38; transformed into a mosque in 1453.
14. Great Pyramid of Gheezeh, in Egypt, 460 ft. Built by Cheops, an Egyptian king, it is believed, before Abraham was born. Its object has been greatly discussed, based upon its measurements, which are supposed to lead to astronomical, mathematical and prophetic results.
15. St. Peter's Church at Rome, Italy, 448 ft. Founded in 1450, by Nicholas V.; dedicated in 1625; completed by Pope Pius VI., about 1800. The dome and the interior of this church are marvels of architecture, vastness and decoration.
16. Church of St. Genevieve, Paris, France, 274 ft. Known as the Pantheon. Built by Soufflat (architect), between 1764 and 1790, for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of illustrious citizens of France.
17. Old St. Paul's Church, London, Eng., 508 ft. Built on the site of the present St. Paul's Cathedral, about 600; destroyed by fire in 1666.
18. St. Michael's Church, Hamburg, Germany, 428 ft. Seats
6,000 persons. Its organ contains 5,600 pipes. The church is 245 ft. long. 180 ft. wide, and has a crypt supported by 69 granite columns.
19. Capitol at Washington, D. C., 287 1/2 ft. Corner-stone laid in 1793; first occupied by Congress in 1800; partly burned by the British in 1814; reconstruction begun in 1815; new corner-stone laid in 1818; completed in 1827. Enlargement - corner-stone laid in 1851; structure completed in 1867.
80. Hotel de Ville, Brussels, Belgium, 374 ft. Begun in 1401. Built in the Gothic style, and remarkable for its beauty. The tower is surmounted by a copper statue of St. Michael, 17 ft. high.
21. Church of St. Theobald Tharin, 320 ft.
22. Tower of Asinelli, Bologne, Italy, 370 ft. Built in the 12th century; is remarkable for being out of perpendicular, and occupies a prominent location in the city.
83. Cathedral (Minster) at York, Eng., 198 ft. Begun in the 12th century; finished in 1472. This is considered by some the finest church in England. Its length is 524 ft.; its breadth, 249 ft. The principal window-is 78 ft. high, and, in stained glass, depicts 200 historical scenes.
84. Cathedral of St. Stephen, Vienna, Austria, 441 ft.
Founded in the 14th century. It is 354 ft. long by 230 ft. wide, contains nearly 40 marble altars, and a magnificent pulpit; underneath the Cathedral are vast catacombs.
25. Church of St. Botolph, Boston, Eng., 898 ft. Built in 1309. John Cotton, one of the first ministers of Boston, in the United States, was vicar of this church. At the top of the tower is a lantern, which when lighted, may be seen at sea at a distance of 40 miles.
26. Victoria Tower, Westminster, Eng., 331 ft.
27. Brooklyn Bridge, New York City. Height of towers. 278 ft.; height of bridge in center, 135 ft. Begun in 1870; opened to the public May 24, 1883. Designed by John A. Roebling, of New York. Plans and estimates were prepared in 1865; the bridge company was organized in 1867. It rests upon four cables, each 16 inches thick, and each containing about 5,000 single wires.
88. Egyptian Obelisk at Rome, Italy, 135 ft. Occupies the center of the oval space, or colonnade, in front of St. Peter's Church, between two great fountains.