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is fucking huge
so it had to be built at ground level and then winched upright by a team of 650 horses straining along whitehall
which the IRA blew up in the 1960s.
No one was hurt and it led to a number one song and much student bants, so overall one of the more fun acts of terrorism:
it just says on wiki "was demolished"...
what was left: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson%27s_Pillar#/media/File:A_half-demolished_Nelsons_Pillar_on_OConnell_Street,_Dublin.jpg
169 ft 3 in (51.6 m)