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Old December 2nd, 2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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How many completed buildings are 800+ ft. in roof height in the world?

I am creating this particular thread in order to determine how many current towers in the world are 800+ ft. (244 meters) or higher in terms of roof height.

My guidelines for determining roof height:
Crowns count towards roof height.
Spires, antennaes, and parapets all do not count towards roof height.

What towers are to be added to the list:
Observation towers do not count since the majority of their height is just a core with elevators. A separate thread can be created for tallest observation towers in the world.

Topped-out buildings are not added until they are completely finished from top to bottom.

Note:
I do not round up or down in terms of feet measurements. For example, ICC in Hong Kong is usually rounded up to 1,588 feet but in reality it is 1,587.9 so I mark it as 1,587.

When two buildings have exactly the same roof height such as Empire State Building and Zifeng Tower, the tie-breaker in terms of which one is listed ahead on the list is when they were completed. Since Empire State Building is over 80 years older than Zifeng Tower it is listed ahead. If two towers were completed in the same year then I go to the exact date of completion. I doubt I would need another tie-breaker beyond that.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 01:55 AM   #2
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For example here are my roof height measurements for the world's 10 tallest buildings (based on roof height).

1. Burj Khalifa Dubai 2,450 feet

2. Royal Mecca Hotel Clock Tower Mecca 1,863 feet

3. Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai 1,614 feet

4. International Commerce Centre Hong Kong 1,587 feet

5. Taipei 101 Taipei 1,473 feet

6. Willis Tower Chicago 1,450 feet

7. Kingkey 100 Shenzhen 1,449 feet

8. Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou 1,435 feet

9. Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 1,353 feet

10. Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 1,345 feet
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:00 AM   #3
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Tomorrow I will update and include the rankings for 11-20 in the world.
Feel free to comment on the heights but know that some buildings are always going to be up for debate such as Burj Khalifa and Royal Mecca Hotel Clock Tower.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 02:09 PM   #4
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Hmph, looks like this could use a diagram. I will make one for buildings between 800 and 1000 feet in the near future
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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Numbers 11-20 in the world in roof height:
11. Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 1,345 feet

12. Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 1,334 feet

13. Princess Tower Dubai 1,286 feet

14. Empire State Building New York 1,250 feet

15. Zifeng Tower Nanjing 1,250 feet

16. Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 1,213 feet

17. Trump International Hotel And Tower Chicago 1,170 feet

18. Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung 1,140 feet

19. Aon Center Chicago 1,136 feet

20. Elite Residence Dubai 1,128 feet
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 10:30 PM   #6
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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If you want meters this thread has diagrams for them + towers in both meters and feet
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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Old December 4th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #9
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I am going to need an additional day to come up with numbers 21-30 since the roof heights become more controversial once you get below 1,100 feet. More buildings with closer heights is the reason I guess.

Note:
The following buildings I am waiting until January 1, 2013 to add to the list. Just to make sure they are 100% finished and to start off the new year with new additions to the list.
The Pinnacle
Pearl River Tower
Emirates Park Tower 1
Emirates Park Tower 2
Al Yaquob Tower
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Old December 4th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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Numbers 21-30 in the world in roof height:
21. John Hancock Center Chicago 1,127 feet

22. Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin 1,105 feet

23. Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai 1,090 feet

24. Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai 1,090 feet

25. China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing 1,082 feet

26. Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 1,079 feet

27. The Index Dubai 1,076 feet

28. Hanging Village Of Huaxi Wuxi 1,076 feet

29. Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 1,076 feet

30. Rose Tower Dubai 1,069 feet
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Old December 6th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #11
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Numbers 31-40 in the world in roof height:
31. Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 1,065 feet

32. CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 1,056 feet

33. The Marina Torch Dubai 1,056 feet

34. 23 Marina Dubai 1,049 feet

35. Sky Tower Abu Dhabi 1,023 feet

36. The Pinnacle Guangzhou 1,023 feet

37. Emirates Office Tower Dubai 1,020 feet

38. U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles 1,018 feet

39. Bank Of China Tower Hong Kong 1,017 feet

40. Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 1,017 feet
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Numbers 41-50 in the world in roof height:
41. Ocean Heights Dubai 1,017 feet

42. Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 1,016 feet

43. Central Plaza Hong Kong 1,013 feet

44. Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou 1,013 feet

45. Almas Tower Dubai 1,010 feet

46. Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 1,002 feet

47. JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 1,001 feet

48. Teddy Tower Hong Kong 1,000 feet

49. Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 1,000 feet

50. Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 997 feet
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Old December 10th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #13
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I can spot a problem already. Where's the John Hancock Center in Chicago? Roof height is @ 1127 feet, which should put it at #21 - assuming there are no other errors in your top 20.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #15
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I can spot a problem already. Where's the John Hancock Center in Chicago? Roof height is @ 1127 feet, which should put it at #21 - assuming there are no other errors in your top 20.
My mistake, I had to make an adjustment and forgot to re-include John Hancock Center into the list. The Top 20 doesn't have any other mistakes I can assure you.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:36 AM   #16
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Numbers 51-60 in the world in roof height:
51. Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 993 feet

52. Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 992 feet

53. Kingdom Centre Riyadh 991 feet

54. The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 991 feet

55. City Of Capitals (Moscow) Moscow 990 feet

56. Haeundae We've The Zenith Tower A Busan 984 feet

57. First Canadian Place Toronto 978 feet

58. Eureka Tower Melbourne 975 feet

59. Comcast Center Philadelphia 975 feet

60. Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 972 feet
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Old December 12th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #17
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How much would it actually cost to build all these tallest building altogether in one big project?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #18
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BOA Tower in Atlanta is 1040 feet. Should be number 32 on your list. Thanks!
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Old December 13th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #19
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Not to roof height. Bank Of America Plaza in Atlanta clearly has a spire.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #20
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I think the list goes up to about 190 buildings.
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