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Los Penguinos
675931.  Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:45 pm Reply with quote

In the episode 'France' it is mentioned that the Arch de Triomph is the tallest triuphal arch in the world, but there is a triumphal arch in North Korea that is supposedly bigger by three metres.

 
Celebaelin
675932.  Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:52 pm Reply with quote

Thus spake Wiki

Quote:
The structure is modelled after the Arc de Triomphe and was deliberately built to be slightly larger than the one in Paris. It is the world's tallest triumphal arch, standing sixty meters high and fifty meters wide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch_of_Triumph_(Pyongyang)

HOWEVER, in its article on the Arc de Triomphe Wiki also states

Quote:
The monument stands 80.5 m (264 ft) in height, 45 m (150 ft) wide and 22 m (72 ft) deep.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomphe

which makes the Arc de Triomphe 20.5m taller than the Korean copy!


Last edited by Celebaelin on Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:56 pm; edited 2 times in total

 
Los Penguinos
675936.  Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:54 pm Reply with quote

Not just wikipedia, I am certain many other sources confirm this.

 
Celebaelin
675937.  Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:55 pm Reply with quote

Please see edit!

 
mckeonj
675938.  Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:00 pm Reply with quote

Were they measured with the same metre bar?
Perhaps the North Korean metre is bigger and better than the French one.

 
Celebaelin
675940.  Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:13 pm Reply with quote

The plot thickens, more accounts of the Arc de Triomphe have an inconsistent opinion as regards its height

Quote:
Its deceptively simple design and immense size, 49.5 m (162 ft) in height, mark it unmistakably as a product of late 18th-century romantic neoclassicism.

http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/Paris/Monuments-Paris/Arc-CDG.shtml

Quote:
Height 50,0m / 164ft

http://www.aviewoncities.com/buildings/paris/arcdetriomphe.htm

Quote:
The proportion of the Arc de Triomphe are enormous : it measures 49 meters height and exceeds 45 meters width.

http://87.237.184.32/page/affichelieu.php?idLieu=1559&idLang=en

So the one in Pyongyang is, in fact, about 10m taller... probably.

 
Ion Zone
676369.  Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:54 pm Reply with quote

Triuphal arches are weird things, they remind me of follies. The one in Rome is 0k, but the one in Paris is, more than a bit tacky.

 
AnneB
676440.  Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:02 pm Reply with quote

Ion Zone wrote:
Triuphal arches are weird things, they remind me of follies. The one in Rome is 0k, but the one in Paris is, more than a bit tacky.


...but it's lovely to be up on top of the Arc at sundown on a warm spring evening...[/waxing nostalgic]

 
Sadurian Mike
676484.  Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:26 am Reply with quote

Joan didn't think so.

 
Spud McLaren
676486.  Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:34 am Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
Were they measured with the same metre bar?
Perhaps the North Korean metre is bigger and better than the French one.
Surely if the "metre" were longer, it would make the object being measured appear smaller, not larger? [/pedant]

 
mckeonj
676487.  Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:42 am Reply with quote

Maybe the North Koreans used a yardstick to measure their triumphal arch.

 
Spud McLaren
676569.  Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:21 am Reply with quote

That'll be it.

 

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