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I've climbed a sure granite face that was 3000 feet tall. I'm guessing my trip was harder. Also climbed Devils Tower in Wyoming, think Close Encounters of the Third Kind and it isn't even close to the height of this building or El Capitan.
Well Syrians invented farming and the use of animals for raising and living off of which led to humans being able to develop large cities and soon empires. Muslims invented algebra mid East in general made humans what they are today so it's no surprise they built this tower.