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so im on wikipedia, looking at the worlds largest towers and...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_talle...gs_in_the_world

 

1 Taipei 101 Taipei Republic of China (Taiwan) 509 m 1,671 ft 101 2004

2 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai People's Republic of China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008[4]

3= Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998

3= Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998

5 Sears Tower Chicago United States 442 m 1,451 ft 110 1973

6 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai People's Republic of China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1998

7 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong People's Republic of China 415 m 1,362 ft 88 2003

8 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou People's Republic of China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997

9 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen People's Republic of China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996

10 Empire State Building New York City United States 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931

11 Central Plaza Hong Kong People's Republic of China 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992

12 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong People's Republic of China 367 m 1,205 ft 72 1990

13 Emirates Office Tower Dubai United Arab Emirates 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000

14 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung Republic of China (Taiwan) 348 m 1,140 ft 85 1997

15 Aon Center Chicago United States 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973

16 The Center Hong Kong People's Republic of China 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998

17 John Hancock Center Chicago United States 344 m 1,127 ft 100 1969

18= Rose Tower Dubai United Arab Emirates 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007

18= Shimao International Plaza Shanghai People's Republic of China 333 m 1,093 ft 60 2006

20 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan People's Republic of China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2006

 

I count america as having 3of20 largest buildings... while the PRC has 10!!!

 

damnit america, you are failing to china, i demand more and taller towers.

 

GO!

 

 

China also has some of the coolest towers!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuntex_Sky_Tower

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shun_Hing_Square

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http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i281/emeraldflame09/Head_left.gif

 

CN Tower

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Oxymoron, -noun, plural-: a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect. Example: Canada winning. or, Canada wins. or, CN Tower is a skyscraper.

 

Seriously, that thing only has like 3 habitable floors, thats no tower, its a radio antenna w/ an observer deck.

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You are just jealous cause canada always wins

 

if by winning you mean, canadians always have the very largest signature pictures...

 

than yes, you guys always win.

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What Bishop is really trying to say is that in addition to it being the Worlds Largest Building, it also has recieved other awards.

 

World's highest public observation gallery - Sky Pod at 447 m (1,465 ft.)

World's highest bar - Horizons Café at 346 metres (1,136 ft.)

World's longest metal staircase - 2,579 steps

World's highest glass floor - 342 metres (1,122 ft.)

World's highest and largest revolving restaurant - 351 metres (1151 ft.)

World's highest 'wine cellar' - 351 metres (1151 ft.)

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This just in...

 

China has announce they will be adding additions to Tuntex Sky Tower.

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Tuntex_Sky_Tower_Kaohsiung_Taiwan.jpg

 

The additions will consist of 2 arms, a head, and Genghis khan's entire cavalry unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And yes, it will fight decepticons.

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That is by far, the lamest tower I have ever seen

 

Now this is a beauty!

 

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i281/emeraldflame09/Cntower.jpg

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That is by far, the lamest tower I have ever seen

 

Now this is a beauty!

 

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i281/emeraldflame09/Cntower.jpg

 

if aliens ever attack, they will surely be impaled by that ugly ass spike canada calls a tower.

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if aliens ever attack, they will surely be impaled by that ugly ass spike canada calls a tower.

 

 

Don't they go for the White House?

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we win

 

No you don't!

 

The CN tower is not the tallest free standing structure any longer (side note, there are still a couple non free standing structures that have long been taller than the CN Tower), nor is that first list of tallest buildings correct. The Burj Dubai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai) surpassed 101 in February and it surpassed the CN Tower this month. It is almost 1,900 ft and still under construction. Supposedly it will be over 2,600 ft tall when complete, making it 40% taller than any other building. It will probably hold that record for at least a decade as no other building under proposal that I know of surpasses 2k ft

 

Bishop, there is hope though. The Freedom Tower will be close to the top when complete, over 1,800 ft tall. And multiple projects in NYC, Boston, and Chicago will be 1,600+

 

p.s. Im a closet architecture geek and keep track of these sorts of things. >.

p.s.s. That pic of the CN tower is incorrect. It isn't a building because a building must consist primarily of occupied space to be considered a building. The CN Tower is nothing more than a glorified TV antenna. Get over it Canucks. No one gives a damn about your concrete pole.

 

 

Future american super skyscrapers:

 

Freedom Tower: 1,800 ft - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_tower

Crown Las Vegas: 1,800 ft - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_Las_Vegas

Chicago Spire: 2,000 ft - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Spire

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They heard Stric was coming back to town and they wanted to give him something

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yes, but we still have 4 more buildings on that list than canada, which has zero. Ofcourse it would be difficult to build an igloo that tall, so I'll cut you some slack.

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The tower going up in Dubai I thought was going to be the biggest ever?

 

aye

 

and its almost done, but it was engineered by americans (like 90% of all skyscrapers), so its still like half ours.

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I prefer my buildings easy to get out of in an emergency, we should just build lots of small buildings instead.

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Laugh at the CNT all you want, but the fact of the matter is that none of you has ever climbed an 1800 foot tall tower by taking the stairs, unlike all torontarians, to whom it is a right of passage =P

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Also a sidenote i just thought of: a few years back a man in a wheel chair climbed to the top of the CNT using the stairs

 

Any of you fast-food-eating americans want to volunteer? =P

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Also a sidenote i just thought of: a few years back a man in a wheel chair climbed to the top of the CNT using the stairs

 

 

I'm guessing he was in that wheel chair by choice.

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