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User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 759 times:

CN Tower, Sears Tower and the Petronas Tower all claim to be the worlds tallest building. Which one is it?

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User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Isn't it the twin towers in Kuala Lumpur?

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 703 times:

CN Tower. That needle at the top gives it the extra height needed to top the rest. Sears tower is second. I don't know about the Petronas Tower.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 699 times:

Petronas towers by quite a way.

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 698 times:

The CN tower (which I am looking at from my window right now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy) is the tallest free-standing structure in the world. However, it isn't really classified as a building. The Petronas towers take that title.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 698 times:

The petronas Tower's are the twin tower's in Kuala Lumpur.



User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 695 times:

Are the Petronas Tower(s) linked by a structure in the middle?

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 691 times:

yah, a bridge about 36 storys up.

EGGD


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 693 times:

Ok...forget about the semantics, categories, etc.

What man-made structure has the greatest height differential between the ground and the top of the structure?


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 689 times:

There was a television tower (held up by wires) in Poland that was taller than the CN tower...and was the tallest manmade structure. However, it fell down after a few years.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 691 times:

Rank
Name
City
Country
Feet
Metres
Stories

1
Petronas Tower 1
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
1483
452
88

2
Petronas Tower 2
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
1483
452
88

3
Sears Towee
Chicago
USA
1450
442
110

4
Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai
China
1380
421
88

5
World Trade Center 1
New York City
USA
1368
417
110

6
World Trade Center 1
New York City
USA
1362
415
110

7
Empire State Building
New York City
USA
1250
381
102

8
Central Plaza
Hong Kong
China
1227
374
78

9
Bank Of China
Hong Kong
China
1209
369
70

10
Tuntex Building
Kaohsiung
Taiwan
1140
348
85

11
Amoco Building
Chicago
USA
1136
346
80

12
John Hancock Center
Chicago
USA
1127
344
100

13
Shun Hing Square
Shenzhen
China
1066
325
81

14
Sky Central Plaza
Guangzhou
China
1056
322
80

15
Chicago Beach Hotel
Dubai
UAE
1053
321
60

16
Baiyoke Tower 2
Bangkok
Thailand
1050
320
90

17
Chrysler Building
New York City
USA
1046
319
77

18
Nations Bank Plaza
Atlanta
USA
1023
312
55

19
Library Tower
LA
USA
1018
310
73

20
Malaysia Telecom HQ
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
1017
310
77

21
AT&T Corporate Center
Chicago
USA
1007
307
61

22
Chase Tower
Houston
USA
1002
305
75

23
2 Prudential Plaza
Chicago
USA
995
303
65

24
Ryugyong Hotel
Pyongyang
N Korea
984
300
105

25
Commerzbank
Frankfurt
Germany
981
299
63

26
First Interstate Plaza
Houston
USA
972
296
71

27
Landmark Tower
Yokohama
Japan
971
296
70

28
311 S.Wacker Drive
Chicago
USA
959
292
65

29
The Center
Hong Kong
China
958
292
69

30
First Canadian Place
Toronto
Canada
952
290
72


hhhhhmmm, nothing about CN Tower




User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 684 times:

CN Tower: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
553.33 m
1,815 ft, 5 inches


User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 679 times:

oh boy, that's tall....kinda dwarfs our Space Needle (630 ft I think).

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 679 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

EGGD



User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 677 times:

The TV Tower in Moscow is 545 meters tall, I had a chance to visit it too. There were plans to add to its height.


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User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 677 times:

What?!?! I'm not matt? where the hell would you get that idea!

User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 673 times:

Q.CN Tower, Sears Tower and the Petronas Tower all claim to be the worlds tallest building. Which one is it?

A. All. CN - tallest structure, Sears Tower - highest habitable and/or office floor, Petronas - tallest building from ground to roof, including spire.

note: antenna(s) excluded.



source: historychannel.com, The History of Skyscrapers.


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 664 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.

LH423



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User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 653 times:

ah, the diagram settles it then

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 647 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...

Charles, SJ



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User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 640 times:


CN Tower, Toronto




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User currently offlineBombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 640 times:

to me, the highest building in the world, would be the highest possible occupied floor, which would be the sears tower, or the CN tower.

User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 625 times:

Many people do not know this, but in fact, the CN Towers IS the World's Tallest Building. The Malaysian Petronas Twin Towers IS the World's Tallest Office Building, as stated in many record books.

User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 618 times:

Actually Kuala Lumpur Tower's
(No, not the Petronas Twin Towers)
floor is at a higher altitude than CN Tower's but CN Tower's antenna goes above KL Tower's

Regards
Alexander



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 614 times:

Username: Bombstar
Posted 2001-04-22 21:54:13 and read 115 times.
CN Tower, Sears Tower and the Petronas Tower all claim to be the worlds tallest building. Which one is it?


Username: Matt D
Posted 2001-04-22 22:12:07 and read 78 times.

Ok...forget about the semantics, categories, etc.

What man-made structure has the greatest height differential between the ground and the top of the structure?




That Matt/Bombstar.  Smokin cool

EGGD




25 Bombstar : No, see I am a liberal canadian, while Matt is a conservative american. That is how you tell that i am not Matt.
26 Airbus A380 : Alle, KL Tower is situated on top of a hill, that's why it is higher....DUH!!
27 Ryanb741 : I heard there were plans to build the world's first 1 kilometre tall (3000 feet) building in Shanghai by 2010, but whether or not this comes to fruiti
28 Boeing747-400 : I think they are planning to build a building taller than all of those mentioned in this post in Dallas, TX.
29 Johnboy : Weren't the city fathers of Chicago also planning to build the NEWEST "tallest building in the world"? A more slender building? This had to have been
30 BO__einG : Everybody says its CN Tower 553.3 and Petronas Twin 452.2 I agree. That mast in Poland was 665meters// no 625meters.. Very very high. Osikininko Tower
31 An-225 : It's spelled like this - Ostankino TV Tower.
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