I played some video games with beautiful environments filled with buildings which can't be found in the real world. And so I'm wondering, would such buildings be even realistically possible to exist in the real world?
My assumption is that they are made from the most likely material - stone. If it is impossible, would it be possible to make it from some other material while being able to maintain the aesthetics of the exterior (painted steel)?
At some point, the materials (marble, concrete) under certain conditions must start deforming, correct? So how high could a gothic cathedral possibly be?
For reference, I will enclose a couple of pictures from Dark Souls 3 which will hopefully give you an idea of what I have on my mind. If you ever played this game, you will know how colossal the buildings are:
For your convenience, I added red lines to represent the height of a human in comparison to these structures. If you can't find them, I put them into yellow circles. Additionally, these two pictures are showing the same castle, and I made sure that these representations of the human height are on the same sea level. So the heights add up.
Also, for a better sense of how high it actually is, I am also enclosing a video where the player travels from the location of the second human height representation. Hopefully, it will give you a better sense of the size:
And a second video, so that you can grasp how large the castle is when you stand on its outer wall: