Of the world's tallest buildings, which is the highest?
#21736. Asked by Bob. (Aug 23 02 10:50 AM)
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. |
The answer could well be both the Toronto Tower and the Twin Petronas Towers. Is the Toronto Tower classed as a building or a Tower?? What defines a building from a tower?? You may also argue why is the Petronas Towers called towers and not a building. Oh I could go on forever. See this link which shows buildings and towers in seperate lists. |
Brainy Blonde says: |
Here are the top ten:
Petronas Tower 1, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 452 metres or 1483 feet.
Petronas Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at 452 metres or 1483 feet.
Sears Tower, Chicago, at 442 metres or 1450 feet.
Jin Mao Building, Shanghai, at 421 metres or 1381 feet.
Citic Plaza, Guangzhou, China, at 391 metres or 1283 feet.
Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China, at 384 metres or 1260 feet.
Empire State Building, New York, at 381 metres of 1250 feet.
Central Plaza, Hong Kong, at 374 metres or 1227 feet.
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, at 369 metres or 1209 feet.
Emirates Tower One, Dubai, at 355 metres or 1165 feet.
NOTE: Height is measured from sidewalk level of main entrance to structural top. See:
Many of these building have communication antennas on the top. Some say they
should be included and some say they should not. Depending what you think,
could change the order.
The CN Tower has always been called the largest free standing structure at 553.33 meters or 1,815 ft., 5 inches. For some reason they have recently started calling themselves The World's Tallest Building and Free Standing Structure. The Sky Pod is the highest point the public has access to at 447 meters or 1465 ft. See:
Fri Aug 23 11:56:38 CDT 2002 (Delete Entry)
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