Athens now has 25 tall buildings ranging in height from 33 to 103 meters. However, there is just one actual skyscraper in the city, the Athens Tower, which is 103 meters (338 ft) tall in Ampelokipi and was built in 1968. The tallest building in Attica is not in Athens but about 30 km (19 m)...
Even though Athens does not have many skyscrapers, it does have many large buildings. There are several reasons why Athens has so many large buildings. First of all, Greek law requires that buildings be at least 70 meters high in order to be classified as a skyscraper. Many cities around the world do not have this rule because they cannot afford to build structures that high. Other countries may have similar requirements but not nearly as strict as in Greece.
In addition, Greeks like big cars and big houses. Therefore, most buildings in Athens are very large ones. In fact, some buildings in Athens are bigger than many American cities!
And finally, Athens is a very popular tourist destination. So people want to put up signs on top of their buildings to attract tourists. This is also done in New York City. But only huge companies can afford to do this so it happens more in Athens than in New York.
Now back to our story...
170 x 350m is about right. The Acropolis of Athens is the most impressive and complete ancient Greek colossal structure that still exists today. It is located on a hill with an average elevation of 156 meters that rises in the Athens basin. It is around 170 x 350 m in total. Around two-thirds of it are covered by modern buildings, but even so you can see all the way up to the top.
The monument was built over a long period of time. Originally, it consisted only of four large limestone rocks without any architectural decoration. These were probably placed there as a memorial after the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. The first known ruler who made any major changes to the site is Pericles, who rebuilt parts of it from 464 to 443 BC. He also added some new temples one to Athena Polias (Protectoress) and one to Apollo Achilleus (Achilles'), both dedicated in 432 BC. In 393 BC, the Parthenon was almost completely destroyed by flames. The temple was restored by Kallikrates in 339 BC but he died before finishing it. The final touches were done by his son, Eukles, who also built the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in 335 BC.
In general, the Acropolis of Athens has been used as a place of worship since ancient times.
Telecommunications Tower If we believe that a skyscraper is defined as a building taller than 100 meters, Naples is the second city in Italy with the most skyscrapers, with 8, following only Milan, which has 15.
The tallest building in Naples is also one of the tallest buildings in Europe: the 190-meter-high (636 feet) Telecom Tower. It was completed in 1995 and used to be the world's tallest free-standing structure until 1998 when the World Trade Center towers in New York City were finished. The Telecom Tower is still the highest roof garden on a major European city center-skyline building - the view from its top floor restaurant is breathtaking.
Other tall buildings in Naples are the 160-meter-high (520 feet) Centro di commercio e di lavoro, which is still under construction and expected to be the largest trading center in Southern Europe; the 150-meter-high (492 feet) Pirelli Tower, which provides office space; and the 140-meter-high (460 feet) Silvo Quattromani Building, which is home to the Banca Intesa Sanpaolo headquarters.
In addition to these four buildings, several other large structures can be found in various stages of completion across Naples: two more telecommunications towers, one heating tower, and one wind turbine blade factory.