The tower of babel: The Book of Jubilees, known to have been in use between at least 200 B.C.E. and 90 C.E., contains one of the most detailed accounts found anywhere of the Tower.
And they began to build and in the fourth week they made brick with fire and the bricks served them for stone and the clay with which they cemented them together was asphalt which comes out of the sea and out of the fountains of water in the land of Shinar. And they built it: Forty and three years were they building it; its breadth was 203 bricks, and the height [of a brick] was the third of one; its height amounted to 5433 cubits and 2 palms, and [the extent of one wall was] thirteen stades [and of the other thirty stades] (Jubilees 10:20-21, Charles’ 1913 translation).
5433 cubits translated to 8149 feet. Seems impossible.
“the fountains of water in the land of Shinar. And they built it: Forty and three years were they building it...”
I think that is near me in Chicago!
Now called the Monadnock Building!
About as high practical with brick/masonry.
The bearing walls at street level are about eight feet thick!
As you look in from the street you first might think they are displays made to look like this?