With a height of 151m, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Rouen was the highest building in the world from 1876 to 1880. Construction of the cathedral began in the 12th century and was completed about a 100 years later. Over the following centuries the Notre-Dame was modified and renovated. The façade was given a makeover in Gothic style and towers were added to the cathedral. With the most remarkable one in 1876, the Tour Lanterne (lantern tower) and the great iron spire.
View location in Rouen, France