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What Is The Tallest Building In The World  
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1873 times:



I know that the tallest structure in the world is a radio antenna in South Dakota I believe, but what is the tallest building in the world???


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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

I think that there was a big debate over that. It is eather the Petronas Towers in Malaysia or the Sears Tower in Chicago.

User currently offlineThe747Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

IS there at picture of this tower thing in South Dakota?

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1853 times:


I am trying to find one for you, but I can't seem to find anything. I don't recall where I have heard about the antenna, but I am very sure that I am correct with that information.



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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001338.html

Here we go, I found a website that has the tallest buildings in the world, but I can't find the tallest structure or anything with hard evidence.



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

This issue will never be resolved as long as there are differing definitions of what constitutes being the "tallest" :

Distance from ground to top of actual structure

Or

Distance from ground to top of antennae, flagpole, etc.


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1847 times:


Yeah, I agree with Matt D. Check this out:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~hnetten/tallest.html



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

Hell you can even take this argument a step further, bordering on the absurd:

What is the tallest above SEA LEVEL

Or worse yet: Farthest from the center of the earth


User currently offlineThe747Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Thanks 767-332ER  Smile

User currently offlineUAL1837 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

It depends on how you look at it. The Sears Tower is taller in terms of occupied space, but the Petronas has a taller antenna on top. The way I see it, Sears is tallest.

User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1833 times:


Anytime. Sorry, the antenna wasn't in SD but North Dakota. Appologize for the misleading info.
Regards



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User currently offlineThe747Man From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

I agree with UAL1837.

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

The worlds tallest structure collapsed in 1991. It was a guyed radio antena in Konstantynow Poland. it was 2,120feet tall.It went into operation in 1974 and weighed 541 tons. Just a cool fact i think.

User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

CN Tower

User currently offlineBlackened From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

The tallest building is indeed the CN Tower in Toronto. It can be considered a building and it's higher than any skyscraper.

User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

I think the tallest structure held up by itself (ie, without any wires tethering it to the ground and such) is the CN tower, and the tallest skyscraper in the world is the petronas towers, because the actual structure of the buildings, if not the occupied space is taller than the sear's towers' actual structural height. The CN tower is not a skyscraper because it is an observation tower.

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Tallest "self-supporting structure:"
CN (Canada National) Tower in Toronto, Ontario,Canada.
Height (ft. from structural base to tip): 1,815 ft.

Tallest skyscraper(s):
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Height (ft. from structural base to tip): 1,483 ft.






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