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Old November 24th, 2002, 03:05 PM   #1
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TOP 100 RANKING LIST

Updated Top 100 List:

1. Taipei 101 - Taipei - 508m
2. Shanghai World Financial Center - Shanghai - 492m
3. Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur - 452m
4. Sears Tower - Chicago - 442m
5. Jin Mao Tower - Shanghai - 421m
6. Trump Tower - Chicago - 415m
7. Two International Finance Center - Hong Kong - 415m
8. CITIC Plaza - Guangzhou - 391m
9. Shung Hing Square - Shenzhen - 384m
10. Empire State Building - New York - 381m
11. Central Plaza - Hong Kong - 374m
12. Bank of China - Hong Kong - 367m
13. Bank of America - New York - 366m
14. SEG Plaza - Shenzhen - 355m
15. Emirates Towers - Dubai - 355m/309m
16. Tuntex Sky Tower - Kaohsiung - 348m
17. The Center - Hong Kong - 350m
18. Aon Center - Chicago - 346m
19. John Hancock Center - Chicago - 344m
20. Beijing WTC III - Beijing - 333m
21. Rose Tower - Dubai - 333m
22. Shimano International Plaza - Shanghai - 333m
23. Minsheng Bank Building - Wuhan - 331m
24. Ryugyong Hotel - Pyongyang - 330m
25. Q1 Tower - Gold Coast - 323m
26. Burj Al Arab - Dubai - 321m
27. Nina Tower - Hong Kong - 319m
28. Chrysler Building - New York - 319m
29. Times Tower - New York - 319m
30. Aspire Tower - Doha - 318m
31. Bank of America Plaza - Atlanta - 312m
32. US Bank Tower - Los Angeles - 310m
33. Menara Telekom - Kuala Lumpur - 310m
34. One Island East - Hong Kong - 308m
35. AT&T Corporate Center - Chicago - 307m
36. Burj Dubai Lake Hotel - Dubai - 306m
37. JP Morgan Chase Tower - Houston - 305m
38. Baiyoke Tower II - Bangkok - 304m
39. Two Prudential Plaza - Chicago - 303m
40. Wells Fargo Plaza - Houston - 302m
41. Kingdom Centre - Riyadh - 302m
42. First Canadian Place - Toronto - 298m
43. Eureka Tower - Melbourne - 297m
44. Comcast Center - Philadelphia - 297m
45. Emirates Crown - Dubai - 296m
46. Landmark Tower - Yokohama - 296m
47. 311 South Wacker Drive - Chicago - 293m
48. American International - New York - 290m
49. Key Tower - Cleveland - 289m
50. Plaza 66 - Shanghai - 288m
51. One Liberty Plaza - Philadelphia - 288m
52. Bank of America - Seattle - 285m
53. Tomorrow Square - Shanghai - 285m
54. Cheung Kong Centre - Hong Kong - 283m
55. The Trump Building - New York - 283m
56. World Trade Center - Chongqing - 283m
57. Bank of America Plaza - Dallas - 281m
58. OUB Centre - Singapore - 280m
59. Millenium Tower - Dubai - 280m
60. Republic Plaza - Singapore - 280m
61. UOB Plaza - Singapore - 280m
62. Citigroup Center - New York - 279m
63. Hongkong New World Tower - Shanghai - 278m
64. Diwang International Commerce Center - Nanning - 276m
65. Scotia Plaza - Toronto - 275m
66. Williams Tower - Houston - 274m
67. Wuhan World Trade Center - Wuhan - 273m
68. Renaissance Tower - Dallas - 270m
69. The Cullinan Twins - Hong Kong - 270m
70. China International Tower - Guangzhou - 270m
71. Shanghai Development Tower - Shanghai - 269m
72. 21st Century Tower - Dubai - 269m
73. Naberezhnaya Tower C - Moscow - 268m
74. Al Faisaliah Center - Ryiadh - 267m
75. 900 North Michigan - Chicago - 265m
76. The First World - Incheon - 265m
77. Bank of America Corporate Center - Charlotte - 265m
78. Sun Trust Plaza - Atlanta - 265m
79. Business Central Towers - Dubai - 265m
80. Bocom Financial Towers - Shanghai - 265m
81. Triumph Place - Moscow - 264m
82. Collins Street - Melbourne - 264m
83. Tower Palace Three - Seoul - 264m
84. Trump World Tower - New York - 262m
85. Grand Gateway Shanghai - Shanghai - 262m
86. Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower - Shenzhen - 262m
87. Water Tower Place - Chicago - 262m
88. Aon Center - Los Angeles - 262m
89. Wisma 46 - Jakarta - 262m
90. Hotel Panorama - Hong Kong - 261m
91. Canada Trust Tower - Toronot - 261m
92. Post & Telecommunication Hub - Guangzhou - 260m
93. Fortune Tower - Beijing - 260m
94. 101 Collins Street - Melbourne - 260m
95. Dual Towers - Manama - 260m
96. Transamerica Pyramid - San Francisco - 260m
97. Bank One Plaza - Chicago - 259m
98. GE Building - New York - 259m
99. Commerzbank Zentrale - Frankfurt - 259m
100. PBCOM Tower - Makati - 259m
101. Lanko Grand Hyatt Hotel - Chongqing - 258m

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Old November 24th, 2002, 03:18 PM   #2
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Great job Jan!

This list is a dynamic list, and autocalculates the average score each time a rate is given. So members can still rate.
Notice that if 2 buildings have the same score, the taller of the two is ranked higher.

Remember to take the time to rate EVERY building to have a fair poll

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Old November 24th, 2002, 10:01 PM   #3
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the Bank of China Tower is 2nd

but why are there only 98 buildings?
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Old November 24th, 2002, 10:22 PM   #4
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Jan thank you for compiling this list!...very interesting indeed!.....I'm surprised that the Petronas weren't in the top 10 but happy to see the Queen (Chrysler) at top!
and a special thank you to DMac and RafflesCity for the excellent job they have done with ROT thread!!!....great job guys!!...
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Old November 24th, 2002, 11:08 PM   #5
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I also thank you, Dmac and Rafflescity - wonderful job!

I'm very pleased to see Chrysler #1, followed by my other faves - the Bank of China, the ESB, Woolworth, and the Center in Hong Kong, all in the top 10!
Art Deco rules! (But there are some other awesome towers out there, too!)
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Old November 25th, 2002, 01:16 AM   #6
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Everyone's welcome, and dont forget Jasonhouse and a couple of others who made some of the threads too!

Anyway this list is quite interesting..

The usual suspects make the top 10, but I wasnt expecting
City Gate to be there. This is not because I feel it doesnt deserve its position, but probably because I didnt associate it straightaway when thinking of great skyscrapers.

I was also surprised that the Petronas and Sears didnt make the top10..which reminds me of a thread I made a while back on 'the most overrated skyscraper' where I gave a choice of Chrysler, ESB, BoC, Petronas and Sears. I guess I got the answer

Some other points

Top 5 American skyscrapers
1. Chrysler Building, NY
2. Empire State Building, NY
3. Woolworth Building, NY
4. Bank of America Corp Ctr, Charlotte
5. 1 Liberty Place, Philadelphia

Top 5 Asian skyscrapers
1. Bank of China Tower, HK
2. The Centre, HK
3. Menara Telekom, KL
4. Petronas Twin Towers, KL
5. CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou

Top European - Messeturm, Frankfurt
Top Middle East - Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Top Australian - 120 Collins St, Melbourne

It seems that NY skyscrapers dominate the top10, with all being built before WWII!

Best box - CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou

OK..thats it for now..this post will be edited if the list changes

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Old November 25th, 2002, 03:55 AM   #7
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Due a little glitch some of the low votes weren't being counted for Chrysler Building (because it wasn't in the standard format with "3 or less" at the bottom) so I fixed the threads that weren't properly formatted, causing a few ratings to change.

Raffles, the best Middle East skyscraper would be Burj Al Arab at #6, wouldn't it?

The top 10 is quite surprising to me. Bank of America in Charlotte is at #3, but it doesn't have nearly as many votes as the others, so I think it might drop off given time. CityGate, Messeturm and One Liberty Place were also unexpected. The Jin Mao Tower is way down at #25, I thought that would be much higher.
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Old November 25th, 2002, 04:11 AM   #8
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Weird...no matter how many times I try, the link never takes me anywhere.
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Old November 25th, 2002, 08:27 AM   #9
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wow, thepetronas and the sears got the most votes!
how long that take ya jan?
thx alot, enjoyed...
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Old November 25th, 2002, 10:08 PM   #10
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very nice skills Jan. Lots of people like the Bank of China Tower.

wow 69 votes for 10/10...thats a lot.
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Old November 25th, 2002, 10:56 PM   #11
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The Jin Mao Tower is way down at #25, I thought that would be much higher.
Notice that only a couple of the people who gave it under 8 actually made a post as well...
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yeah. Most people just vote, and don't post...
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Old November 26th, 2002, 07:59 AM   #13
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I've really enjoyed getting a look at all the impressive 'scrapers out there; this is the first time I've seen pictures of a number of them. I still have my Art Deco favorites, but a lot of the newer towers are pretty awesome, as well - especially those that move "outside the box". The broad range of styles, even if I can't always "wrap my eyes around them" to get a coherent impression right away, is really amazing
And with all the jaw-dropping, neck-craning unbelievable architecture out there, I CAN'T BELIEVE the planners in New York can't do a better job than those six feeble plans they unvieled in July - I'm going to have to write them a letter politely suggesting that there ARE architects outside of New York City who can actually design impressive buildings that get built, unlike that strange little cabal of architectural lunatic fringers like Eissenmann (spelling?) that the NY Times critic Muschkamp (spelling again?) seems to favor...
Oh, and BTW, notice what hunk-a-junk is reliably at the bottom of the ratings? I just can't believe it got as much as a 4.44 average...
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Old December 5th, 2002, 06:33 AM   #14
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I hate to say I've noticed a little "dirty pool" going on. Check out how many have voted "3 or less" on buildings to lower that building's average, and it's place in the rankings. And I doubt it's because they actually think it's that terrible of a building.



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Old December 15th, 2002, 09:54 AM   #15
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Sheeshhh....Politics!
What's even stranger to me is that the hunk-a-junk in N. Korea is actually climbing a bit in the ratings, up to 4.54, even though it's still last....
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Old December 16th, 2002, 05:35 AM   #16
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EDIT!

Sweeeet Jan! This is cool.
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Old December 18th, 2002, 04:08 AM   #17
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great list!! ROT100 won't be completed without it
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is this list final?
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The results of scores in the list is not final. It changes each time someone votes and recalculates the average.

We also update the list as and when new buildings are completed
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Old January 30th, 2003, 09:13 PM   #20
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Great job, Jan. I wonder who wrote the ROT script? Petronas Twin Towers should be way up to number 1 though... LOL, j/k.
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