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Old June 17th, 2015, 01:44 PM   #6341
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Could someone please let me know where this photo was taken, which observation deck?
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Old June 17th, 2015, 01:46 PM   #6342
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thats at the roof of the met
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Old June 17th, 2015, 01:47 PM   #6343
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Thank you @robertitoam
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Old June 17th, 2015, 01:47 PM   #6344
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How is 1521 feet taller than 1776 feet??
the 1700 mark is the antenna im pretty sure whilst the 1521 mark is the top of the parapet or the roof
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:54 PM   #6345
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the 1700 mark is the antenna im pretty sure whilst the 1521 mark is the top of the parapet or the roof
Irrelevant to my question.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #6346
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How is 1521 feet taller than 1776 feet??
They are going off roof height.

However, this stil may be the tallest in the US for pinnacle height as well.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #6347
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I like it...altough its boxy and a bit boring...
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Old June 17th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #6348
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I like it...altough its boxy and a bit boring...
what tower is you talking about?
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Old June 17th, 2015, 06:07 PM   #6349
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Adrian Smtih has his hand full this tower, 1795', Kingdom Tower 3,300' plus, Burj 2020 1800' plus, wuhan greenland center 2,000'.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 07:54 PM   #6350
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How is 1521 feet taller than 1776 feet??
roof height. the sears tower still has the highest roof height in the country.

which makes wtc1 sorta sad. 40 years later and unlimited budget, couldnt match it.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 07:56 PM   #6351
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Stop saying 1,521! It's 1,522!
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Old June 17th, 2015, 08:48 PM   #6352
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How is 1521 feet taller than 1776 feet??
Because for some people here roof height is the only thing it counts, they see those spires as a way to cheating on height.

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roof height. the sears tower still has the highest roof height in the country.

which makes wtc1 sorta sad. 40 years later and unlimited budget, couldnt match it.
It is not they couldn't, they choose to make it the exact same height as the twins, as an homage to them. You may or may not agree that decision, but it is not that they couldn't make it taller if they've wanted to.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 08:52 PM   #6353
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Stop saying 1,521! It's 1,522!
Doesn't really matter.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 08:52 PM   #6354
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Stop saying 1,521! It's 1,522!
If we're being really picky about it, we should probably insist on 1521.83.

But let's not.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #6355
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I am just glad this tower is going to be the tallest officially in Western Hemisphere and the tallest roof height in the western hemisphere.
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Old June 17th, 2015, 09:43 PM   #6356
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Old June 17th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #6357
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Old June 17th, 2015, 09:47 PM   #6358
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Old June 17th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #6359
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What's the official height with the spire?
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Old June 17th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #6360
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article i found

http://gizmodo.com/sneaky-nordstrom-...843085?ref=yfp

Sneaky Nordstrom Tower Adds 71 Feet to Be the Actual Tallest US Building
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Sneaky Nordstrom Tower Adds 71 Feet to Be the Actual Tallest US Building

Last time we checked in with the Nordstrom Tower, a superskinny supertall going up in Midtown Manhattan, a sneaky spire had been added to make it a hair taller than the US’s tallest spire at the World Trade Center. Now, new documents show another stealth move: The actual roof height will be taller than previously planned—taller than the current tallest US building, the Willis Tower.

Who can keep up with these supertall races? New York Yimby has the scoop:

The documents show the building’s curtain wall will top out at 1,521.83 feet above street level, meaning 217 West 57th Street will officially stand 71 feet taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower, the country’s current title holder of ‘tallest roof,’ ahead of 432 Park Avenue and One World Trade Center.
So what’s more important, you might ask: Tallest roof or tallest spire? It depends how you measure skyscraper height. As Gizmodo’s own Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan points out, without those pointy little tips known as “vanity spires,” 60 percent of the world’s supertalls wouldn’t be supertalls at all. Anyone can add a spire but roof height is special—it’s kind of where it counts.

It was once thought that the Nordstrom Tower would keep its spire below the WTC’s 1,776 feet as part of a respectful “gentleman’s agreement” to allow WTC to retain its tallest-spire title (and therefore also the “tallest” building in the US). Technically, that could still happen even with these higher floor levels; the roof height would raise but the spire height could stay the same. Perhaps the developers suddenly decided that it was more impressive to beat the Willis Tower than WTC.

Meanwhile, the same architects of the Nordstrom Tower—Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill—announced today that they’ll be designing what will be the world’s new tallest commercial tower, the Burj 2020, although the height has not yet been announced. The current tallest commercial tower in the world? The World Trade Center.

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