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Old April 6th, 2010, 12:05 PM   #1
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Inventory of the world's 200 m+ towers

I started a 'Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Your City' thread a few months ago. After a while it morphed into tables listing all the towers over 200 metres in cities around the world.

To keep the integrity of the initial thread topic, I'm creating a new thread to categorize and quantify the 200 metre towers in cities around the world. Emporis is woefully inadequate, so what better place than SSC to compile our own list for free?

I've been relying on SSC people to supply information and updates. Only buildings that have topped out get added, and communications towers such as the CN Tower are not included.

Different countries use different methods of calculating height: roof, spire, antenna. I've tried to use roof height as much as possible. It's very difficult to get a standardized table, so take it all with a grain of salt. It's not perfect, but it does offer a good over view of the 200 metre buildings around the world.

I hope you enjoy the thread, find it a good resource, and make contributions as buildings top out in your city.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #2
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200 metre club (City - Number of Buildings Over 200 m - Tallest Building)

01. Hong Kong (54) - 415 m
02. New York (53) -381 m
03. Dubai (42) - 636 m
04. Shanghai (36) - 492 m
05. Chicago (27) - 442 m

06. Shenzhen (18) - 384 m
07. Tokyo (18) - 248 m
08. Houston (14) - 305 m
09. Jakarta (13) - 262 m
10. Bangkok (12) - 304 m

11. Chongqing (12) - 283 m
12. Seoul (12) - 265 m
13. Singapore (11) - 280 m
14. Kuala Lumpur (10) - 379 m
15. Atlanta (10) - 312 m

16. Los Angeles (10) - 310 m

On the Bubble

17. Toronto (8) - 298 m
18. Guangzhou (7) - 438 m
19. Moscow (7) - 302 m
20. Dallas (7) - 281 m

21. Wuhan (6) - 331 m
22. Nanjing (6) - 310 m
23. Melbourne (6) - 297 m
24. Incheon (5) - 305 m
25. Philadelphia (5) - 297 m

26. Dalian (5) - 243 m
27. Osaka (5) - 256 m
28. Doha (5) - 254 m
29. Sydney (5) - 230 m

The Rest

Seattle (4) - 285 m
Frankfurt (4) - 259 m
Madrid (4) - 250 m
Minneapolis (4) - 241 m
Dongtan (4) awaiting data

Riyadh (3) - 311 m
Cleveland (3) - 289 m
Gold Coast (3) - 275 m
Charlotte (3) - 265 m
San Francisco (3) - 260 m
Manama (3) - 260 m
Jeddah (3) - 250 m
Nagoya (3) - 247 m
Miami (3) - 242 m
Tianjin (3) - 238 m
London (3) - 235 m
Mexico City (3) - 225 m
Denver (3) - 218 m

Taipei (2) - 508 m
Kaohsiung (2) - 348 m
Shenyang (2) - 305 m
Pittsburgh (2) - 256 m
Qingdao (2) - 249 m
Mumbai (2) - 249 m
Boston (2) - 241 m
Paris (2) - 240 m
Warsaw (2) - 231 m
Perth (2) - 226 m
Caracas (2) - 225 m
Panama City (2) - 210 m
Busan (2) - 210 m
Brisbane (2) - 207 m
Ulsan (2) awaiting data

Abu Dhabi (1) - 310 m
Kuwait City (1) - 300 m
Yokohama (1) - 296 m
Istanbul (1) - 261 m
Chengdu (1) - 260 m
Indianapolis (1) - 253 m
Tel Aviv (1) - 244 m
Jersey City (1) - 238 m
Fukuoka (1) - 234 m
Penang (1) - 232 m
Urumqi (1) - 230 m
Xi'an (1) - 228 m
Mobile (1) - 227 m
Pattaya (1) - 226 m
Las Vegas (1) - 224 m
Johannesburg (1) - 223 m
Detroit (1) - 222 m
Calgary (1) - 215 m
Hanamatsu (1) - 213 m
New Orleans (1) - 212 m
Casablanca (1) - 210 m
Austin (1) - 208 m
Montréal (1) - 205 m
Kawasaki (1) - 204 m
Vienna (1) - 202 m
Vancouver (1) - 201 m
Kish (1) - 200 m
Daegu (1) awaiting data
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Countries with more than 1 city with 200 metre buildings
(Country - Number of cities with a 200 metre building - Number of 200 metre buildings in the country)

01. United States (23) - 160 buildings
02. China (14) - 154 buildings
03. United Arab Emirates (2) - 43 buildings
04. Japan (7) - 30 buildings
05. South Korea (6) - 26 buildings

06. Australia (5) - 18 buildings
07. Canada (4) - 11 buildings
08. Thailand (2) - 13 buildings
09. Malaysia (2) - 11 buildings
10. Saudi Arabia (2) - 6 buildings

11. Taiwan (2) - 4 buildings
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Countries with the most 200 metre buildings (Tallest building in brackets)

01. United States - 160 buildings (442 m)
02. China - 154 buildings (492 m)
03. United Arab Emirates - 43 buildings (636 m)
04. Japan - 30 buildings (248 m)
05. South Korea - 26 buildings (265 m)

06. Australia - 18 buildings (297 m)
07. Thailand - 13 buildings (304 m)
08. Indonesia - 13 buildings (262 m)
09. Malaysia - 11 buildings (379 m)
10. Canada - 11 buildings (298 m)

11. Singapore - 11 buildings (280 m)
12. Russia - 7 buildings (302 m)
13. Saudi Arabia - 6 buildings (311 m)
14. Qatar - 5 buildings (254 m)
15. Taiwan - 4 buildings (508 m)

16. Germany - 4 buildings (259 m)
17. Spain - 4 buildings (250 m)
18. Bahrain - 3 buildings (260 m)
19. United Kingdom - 3 buildings (235 m)
20. Mexico - 3 buildings (225 m)

21. France - 2 buildings (240 m)
22. Poland - 2 buildings (231 m)
23. Venezuela - 2 buildings (225 m)
24. Kuwait - 1 building (300 m)
25. Turkey - 1 building (261 m)

26. Israel - 1 building (244 m)
27. South Africa - 1 building (223 m)
28. Morocco - 1 building (210 m)
29. Austria - 1 building (202 m)
30. Iran - 1 building (200 m)
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Old April 6th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #5
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Sydney's tallest is 244m Chifley not 230m.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:26 PM   #6
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And Australia's tallest; not including spires is 297m (Eureka), including spires it would be 322.5m (Q1). I noticed you have included the spire height for the Burj Khalifa (828m), but no where else? Just curious because last I knew, spires were architectural features so I, like many others, believe they should count ... but not for only one country and no others.
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Nice work, but I have to agree with DMT.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #8
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nice work, united states at the top as always
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #9
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Thank you!

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Sydney's tallest is 244m Chifley not 230m.
It's a bit of a can of worms, but I decided to use roof height as much as possible since that is how most countries seem to list their buildings. Chifley's roof top floor is only at 185 m, the roof is at 216 m, and the antennae is at 244 m. There are a few buildings where it becomes difficult to determine which to use because of the design, but Chifley's was quite straight forward. Roof height was easily the best one to use and will keep the data as consistent as possible with the rest of the data.

The 230 m refers to World Tower.
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And Australia's tallest; not including spires is 297m (Eureka), including spires it would be 322.5m (Q1). I noticed you have included the spire height for the Burj Khalifa (828m), but no where else? Just curious because last I knew, spires were architectural features so I, like many others, believe they should count ... but not for only one country and no others.
Thank you. I will change Australia's tallest to 297 m. The Burj Khalifa has a roof height of 636 m and a spire height of 828 m. I prefer measuring to spires as well since they are architectural features, but decided to go with roof height since most of the other buildings were listed with their roof heights. The Empire State Building is a good example of that. I've changed the height of Burj Khalifa to keep the data consistent.

If there are other errors besides Burj Khalifa, let me know. I'm not going to make everyone happy, but I want to be as fair as possible.
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Nice work, but I have to agree with DMT.
Something tells me I'm going to be very busy with this thread for the next week or so, but I'll do my best. Most of the data was roof height so to go through every building on a case by case basis and change it to include spires was a little daunting. There were literally hundreds of buildings I'd have to look at, make a decision, then make an adjustment. Roof height seemed the most sensible way to go to create a credible and fair data table. The integrity of the data is what's important.

I read Dime's post and he's correct. I've changed it. Let me know if there are any other inconsistencies.
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Panama City at least had 25 buildings over 200 mts.
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And you just expect him to wack that in there with no sources? This is a well put together list that needs reliable information.

Very good list isaidso
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Last I knew it had 2 ...
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Good work, isaidso
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Thank you guys for the compliments.

I'm getting great feedback from the Aussies and Canucks. I have a guy from China that's trying to give me updates, but getting good data about Chinese towers is proving challenging. Good US, Korean, and Japanese contributors would be an asset as well. Europe? Middle East? Southeast Asia? If you know any reliable SSC people with a good handle of skyscrapers in these places let me know.

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Panama City at least had 25 buildings over 200 mts.
Hi Kenneth! Would you list the 200 m+ towers (roof heights please) in Panama City that are completed or topped out so that I can verify it? I encourage and need contributions and will gladly fix any errors in the tables.
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there it is ... the new thread. good luck isaidso, i'm sure you will have a lot of work in the next weeks. btw i'll scan HK and shanghai in a few days if something has changed.
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Thanks so much HK999. It's about time we had a good free data bank. I'm confident that it will come together. Do you know anyone who might be willing to contribute from Shenzhen, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Dalian, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qingdao, Chengdu, Urumqi, or Xi'an?
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Such a nice and wonderful work!
isaiso, you are such a wonderful forumer here on this site.
Thank you very much.
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Countries with the most 200 metre buildings (Tallest building in brackets)

01. United States - 160 buildings (442 m)
02. China - 154 buildings (492 m)
03. United Arab Emirates - 43 buildings (636 m)
04. Japan - 30 buildings (248 m)
05. South Korea - 26 buildings (265 m))
By the way,
South Korea's tallest is the 305m building in Incheon, not Seoul, right now.


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Also, Japan's tallest is the 296m building in Yokohama, not tokyo.


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