CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4838 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
The CN tower is NOT the world's tallest building...it is the world's highest freestanding structure. The tallest building is the Petronas towers, the Sears tower is the tallest building in the Americas. I hope that clears things up
Wn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
Nope the Sears is listed as the tallest only because the inhabitable floorspace goes about three floors higher than the Pet towers.
I didn't belive it at first, but I have been to both places, and the numbers that say that do add up. Cheers
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1669 times:
When you stand on the top floor of the Sears Tower you are around 440m above ground level.However if you stand on the top floor of the Petronas Towers you are only about 380m above the ground.Thats the same height of the empire state building.The reason why the twin towers are the tallest is because they have a 70m spire on top while Sears only has to radio antannae which are not counted.Its a cheap trick.
Lax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1653 times:
I guess it's all in how you define "building".
A byte from the CN website mentions that CN Tower is the TALLEST BUILDING in the world! .......
>> Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognizable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), it is the World's Tallest Building and Free Standing Structure, an important telecommunications hub, and the centre of tourism in Toronto. <<