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Fun fact: the ancient kingdom of Shilla (신라) that was once located on the southeast of the Korean Peninsula constructed 황룡사, which literally translates to Emperor’s Dragon Temple, in AD 569. Here’s the interesting bit: the temple had a 9 story tower, and its height is estimated to be somewhere around 65-85 meters (1.5-2 times taller than the Home Insurance Building which is considered to be the first skyscraper), based on records from way back when. Sadly we’ll never find out how truly massive the ancient tower was, as it was burned down by Mongolians in AD 1238.
Attempts are being made to recreate the tower, and it’s already been done in computer simulations. Whether it should be physically rebuilt in real life is under debate.