CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4761 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 633 times:
The CN tower (which I am looking at from my window right now ) is the tallest free-standing structure in the world. However, it isn't really classified as a building. The Petronas towers take that title.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 614 times:
Hhhhhmmmmm, Matt, you are Bombstar aren't you?
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.
There you have it. Not the worlds tallest Building though
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 55 Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 599 times:
Personally, I don't recognize the Petronas Towers as the tallest building. Maybe it has to do with national pride, but the fact is, the only reason the Petronas towers are the tallest is that they have the spires to make it so. However, the Sears tower is used from bottom to top, all 1400+ft.
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Ctbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 51 Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 582 times:
Er, not quite. When measuring the Petronas towers, the tip of the antennas were measured as part of the height of the structure. The Sears Tower, by contrast, the TV towers were for some odd reason not counted in the height. So the Petronas Towers takes the top official honor, though some think the whole thing rather fishy...
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