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The World's Tallest Building....  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

I suppose the one in Taipei is currently the world's tallest building. Right?

Which city will have the next tallest building on earth? Dubai, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York, Chicago etc they all have plans to build the world's tallest building..... But who is going to be number 1?????

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

My guess is Dubai. The tower that they are building there is going to be the tallest man-made structure in the world if it goes as planned, surpassing the TV tower in North Dakota that has held that record for some time. And Dubai has a history of spending lots of money on extravagant projects, so I think it will go as planned.

The other cities in the world are more held back by reality.

-Mir



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Well they should spend it on other things coz many parts of Dubai/UAE are still very poor.

In my opinion it is pointless to build the tallest building just for the title. Besides, sooner or later a new building will beat it

Taller than the oil thing????? Coz there is one which is very tall.

Seoul has plans to build the world's tallest building. Also Tokyo and Shanghai (200+ floors if I remember correctly). They call it a city-building. Something like that....

Hong Kong has plans to build the world's tallest building too. The richest lady in Hong Kong (Some reports said that she is the richest lady on earth) is still having a lawsuit on this matter.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

Here you go ...

http://www.xs4all.nl/~hnetten/tallest.html

 Big grin



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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

All is answered here (with diagram). Only the ones already constructed, or currently under construction are included. "Proposed" ones are not included because there are chances that they never materialise anyway...

See : http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?11010477

Record holders for world's tallest buildings :-

1974 Sears Towers, Chicago
1998 Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
2004 Taipei 101
2008 Burj Dubai (*)

(*) not related to Burj al Arab  

Between 2006 & 2010 there will be 4 new buildings taller than Petronas Twin Towers, but shorter than Taipei 101 :-

2006 Abraj Al Bait Towers, Mecca
2007 Union Square Phase 7, Hong Kong
2007 Shanghai World Financial Centre
2010 Busan Lotte Tower, S Korea

By 2010, Top 25 tallest buildings in the world by geograhical region :-

15 in the Far East
5 in the Middle East
4 in the USA
1 in Europe

[Edited 2005-05-29 14:21:47]

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
Well they should spend it on other things coz many parts of Dubai/UAE are still very poor.

News to me... Dubai has very little poverty, as with Abu Dhabi, I am not sure about the rest of the Emirates but I am sure about these two.

Anyway, the tallest building is going to be Burj Dubai, its height has not been announced so nobody attempts to beat it, but damn that thing is huge...


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Not counting tv towers and projects still in the "proposed" phase, the Burj Dubai in UAE will be the tallest when completed in 2008. It will be 2313 ft (705 m) and 160 stories tall.

Taipei 101, the current tallest, is around 1671 ft (509 m) tall.

Rendering of Burj Dubai:

Courtesy of cnews.ru



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User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

QR332, don't be surprised, United Airline has very rudimentary knowledge of Middle East.
2 of the world's best airlines (QR, EK) with a very high growth are avoided from Western world. Very strange when I see how popular they are in the Western countries.
Especially when his nick translated in Arabic is the name of a new Arabic airline.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Eventually someone will beat it. History repeats itself.

From what I heard Tokyo is planning on something too. Not sure what it is.

Both cities are not ranked very high in terms of per capita income.

[Edited 2005-05-29 15:11:59]

User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 8):
Both cities are not ranked very high in terms of per capita income.

Do you want to know something about statistics - they're not always right!

Why did you start this thread - I mean you're original question asked which city will have the next tallest building. Someone gave you an answer and you shot it down in flames. What do you want us to say?

Dubai is planning the next tallest building, sure it will probably be surpassed in time but name something that isn't surpassed technologically.

NumberTwelve, I'm with you mate! Good comment.



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

I am sure USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore etc are ranked among the highest on earth in terms of per capita GNP.

Anyway better get back to the original topic.

What about the one in Melbourne????? I know Gold Coast has the world's tallest RESIDENTIAL building. Melbourne was going to build the world's tallest building too. Do they still have plans to do so???


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 10):
What about the one in Melbourne????? I know Gold Coast has the world's tallest RESIDENTIAL building. Melbourne was going to build the world's tallest building too. Do they still have plans to do so???

hmmm, it will be the world's largest apartment building for now and is called the Eureka Tower. Nothing in the league of world's tallest building however!

On that note - just what Melbourne needs... more apartments!



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

What about the one in Gold Coast? From what I heard it is the world's tallest residential building.

Oh I LOVE Melbourne! Can't wait to go again!


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 11):
hmmm, it will be the world's largest apartment building for now and is called the Eureka Tower. Nothing in the league of world's tallest building however!

Have they started building it?


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 12):
What about the one in Gold Coast? From what I heard it is the world's tallest residential building.

Not sure - never been and never want to...

Quoting United Airline (Reply 12):
Oh I LOVE Melbourne! Can't wait to go again!

Hmm, you're going to love this. I'd prefer Hong Kong. So much more happening, with so many more things to do.

Quoting United Airline (Reply 13):
Have they started building it?

Yes I believe so. If that big ass tower I can see from my bedroom is it! (You see its hard to tell in Melbourne because of the myriad of other apartment buildings being build!)



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 14):
Hmm, you're going to love this. I'd prefer Hong Kong. So much more happening, with so many more things to do.

Thanks! Of course I love Hong Kong a lot.

But I love Melbourne too. Great people, good food (especially seafood like lobsters)

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 14):
Not sure - never been and never want to...

Been there once. It looks tall to me


User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

no, the tallest building (s) in the world are in Malaysia...the Petronas towers.

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 16):
no, the tallest building (s) in the world are in Malaysia...the Petronas towers.

Welcome to 2005  Smile Taipei 101 was completed last year, and it is taller than the Petronas towers.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

QR332.... HAHA that's a nice one!  Smile

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5565 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 10):
I am sure USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore etc are ranked among the highest on earth in terms of per capita GNP.

Income per capita ranking:

Country Description Amount
1. Luxembourg $38689.35 per person
2. Switzerland $37848.57 per person
3. Japan $35530.54 per person
4. Norway $35414.79 per person
5. United States $33684.34 per person
6. Denmark $30458.45 per person
7. Iceland $29033.26 per person
8. Sweden $25455.94 per person
9. United Kingdom $24627.81 per person
10. Netherlands $24147.84 per person
11. Austria $23814.73 per person
12. Belgium $23811.63 per person
13. Finland $23695.83 per person
14. Germany $23544.16 per person
15. France $22931.00 per person

http://www.nationmaster.com/graph-T/eco_gro_nat_inc_cap


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Cool.

But there are so many surveys as well as statistics reports. A few of them suggested that USA is number 1, Japan is no 2, Hong Kong is no 3 and Singapore is no 4. I mean in terms of average income....

So its hard to say. Guess statistics and surveys are not always reliable especially when there are lots of different surveys and reports

Just my 2 cents


User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting QR332 (Reply 17):
Taipei 101 was completed last year, and it is taller than the Petronas towers.

....I stand corrected....was not aware that building was already completed...


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 21):
....I stand corrected....was not aware that building was already completed...

No worries. But when was it completed?


User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 22):
No worries. But when was it completed?

See posts 17 and 21

Quoting QR332 (Reply 17):
Welcome to 2005 Taipei 101 was completed last year, and it is taller than the Petronas towers



Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 21):
Quoting QR332 (Reply 17):
Taipei 101 was completed last year, and it is taller than the Petronas towers.

....I stand corrected....was not aware that building was already completed...

IHAP



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9117 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Oh cool! Sorry I overlooked those two replies.

Thanks anyway!


25 Mdsh00 : I beieve there is some debate over the tallest building. Will it be the Freedom Tower or the Burj Dubai. In my opinion, the latter is more of a "my __
26 United Airline : Every government. Not just Dubai. I am sure someone else/another building will break the record of Burj Dubai eventually
27 QR332 : I didn't say there was no poverty, I said there was very little poverty. Most of the people who are beneath the poverty line are Indian labour worker
28 NumberTwelve : My ___ is bigger than yours is a typical US american attitude, sorry. And there are of course also poor people in the Emirates - but I also saw poor
29 United Airline : Quoting NumberTwelve (Reply 28): My ___ is bigger than yours is a typical US american attitude, sorry. Not just USA. Other parts of the world too I th
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