Talk:Mole Antonelliana

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This is a subsection of Turin. Wetman 22:31, 4 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I don't think the Mole is a tower... Ericd 23:31, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Spire destroyed by hurricane in 1953?[edit]

The article Tallest destroyed structures by category, not surpassed by existing structures states the spire was destroyed by a hurricane in 1953. Is this true. If so can someone put it in the article? Ctbolt 02:08, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was damaged by a storm, and rebuilt in 1961 --Jollyroger 08:51, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Could someone add a note explaining the "Mole" part of the name? The best I can find, in Babelfish, is that "mole" is Italian for size, which doesn't seem like a sensible name for a building.Rks13 (talk) 21:42, 21 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

== "mole" in Italian usually means "(notable) size", "largeness". One could say "the mole of the Mt. Everest" or "the mole of Mike Tyson", implying they are very large; but not "mole of a cat" or "mole of an apple. Over the years, some Italian buildings which were notable for their size were called "Mole"; see --Lupo1982 (talk) 16:19, 29 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perhaps the word should be translated as "edifice?", see; Regards96.19.158.71 (talk) 13:51, 30 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global height record[edit]

The article states that the Mole was completed in 1899. The article on the Philadelphia City Hall states that that building is half a meter shorter than the Mole, but it is recorded as having been the tallest in the world from its completion in 1901 until the Singer Building exceeded it in 1908. Was the original spire (destroyed 1953) shorter than the new spire? This would account for the Mole never having held the world's height record.Amyzex (talk) 21:58, 4 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would also like to know if the building really is the "tallest unreinforced brick building in the world" today. I can not find sources to back this up. If there are published sources, can someone please add one in reference to the statement. Trappy (talk) 17:42, 21 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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