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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur 526 52.97%
WTC Towers, NYC 467 47.03%
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Old December 10th, 2014, 01:53 PM   #721
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this thread has always been a bit unfair comparing 13+ year old photography of the WTC and recent shots of PT
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Old December 10th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #722
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Petronas are nice, but the WTC were much more powerful buildings. Straight up and down, with the roof making it about halfway up Petronas' spires. The antenna on one of them was way higher than Petronas.

There is nothing in the present that can replicate standing between these towers and looking up from the ground. They were just so huge.

It has always baffled me the way that shorter buildings have been slotted in front of taller buildings in recent years. Willis (Sears) Tower is basically taller in every way, shape, and form than Petronas, by a long shot, and yet lost the title of tallest building. Another example is that Willis Tower wannabee in Nanjing, that really doesn't come close but is considered the taller tower.

"Official" building heights stopped making sense after the Petronas > Willis ruling. This diagram is in order from tallest to shortest. Seems pretty ridiculous, doesn't it?

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