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Old May 22nd, 2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Cumulative Roof Height Of Skyscrapers (600+ feet) In Each Major City

I was thinking of a way to distinguish between the largest cities on Earth that would not be completely biased and opinion driven. Using roof heights I know will be somewhat controversial with some buildings and somewhat opinionated but not nearly as much as just people basing the largest cities in terms of opinion and bias alone.

In fact this thread isn't a determination of the largest city either. Instead the purpose of this thread is to count every skyscraper (600+ feet in roof height) in the city. These are the same guidelines that SkyscraperCity uses to determine what a skyscraper is except they use pinnacle height.

I will add the buildings up in each city to determine the cumulative roof height of all its skyscrapers/supertalls/megatalls.

Only completed buildings count and observation towers do not count.

My prediction is that the Top 35 in the world will be (in no order):
1. Toronto
2. Chicago
3. New York
4. Panama City
5. London
6. Moscow
7. Tokyo
8. Kuala Lumpur
9. Riyadh
10. Abu Dhabi
11. Dubai
12. Kuwait City
13. Singapore
14. Mumbai
15. Mecca
16. Jakarta
17. Hong Kong
18. Shenzhen
19. Guangzhou
20. Shanghai
21. Nanjing
22. Chongqing
23. Taipei
24. Shenyang
25. Tianjin
26. Beijing
27. Seoul
28. Busan
29. Wuhan
30. Wuxi
31. Los Angeles
32. Houston
33. Melbourne
34. Suzhou
35. Dalian

Coming up with these numbers will take a long time so be patient and I will post city's cumulative roof heights when I get them done. Thanks. Hope you enjoy the thread.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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Just to show how this works. Here are two easy examples that I've already finished.

Wenzhou
1. Wenzhou World Trade Center 1,013 feet
Cumulative Roof Height 1,013 feet

Milwaukee
1. U.S. Bank Center 600 feet
Cumulative Roof Height 600 feet

This will get more exciting once I start doing cities with multiple buildings over 600 feet in roof height.
Wenzhou has at least two I know of under construction but they are not completed and therefore do not count.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Two more.

Minneapolis
1. IDS Tower 791 feet
2. Wells Fargo Center 775 feet
3. Capella Tower 757 feet
4. 33 South Sixth 667 feet
Cumulative Roof Height 2,990 feet

Harbin
1. Innovative & Entrepreneurship Tower 623 feet
Cumulative Roof Height 623 feet
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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600 feet is too low, you should make that 656ft+ / 200m+. Also, I think that isaidso has a similar thread, but I don't know its exact location.

EDIT: found it: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1104105
He uses roof height too.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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200m? 150m is plenty big and it allows more cities.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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Pretty damn sure NYC is above chicago
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Pretty damn sure NYC is above chicago
It's in no order.
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Also london has a whopping 7 buildings over 600ft and you think its 5th?
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 01:04 AM   #9
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Its already been said in no particular order. I think 500ft would have been a better cut off although it would allow more calculation and cities to probably enter.

But I think raising the height would make the list more elusive.
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I chose 600 feet because SkyscraperCity determines that to be the cut off point between skyscrapers and highrises. Therefore, a city needs to have at least one skyscraper to roof height by SSC definitions in order to make the list.

Calgary
1. The Bow 774 feet
2. Suncor Energy Centre 705 feet
3. Eighth Avenue Place I 696 feet
4. Bankers Hall West Tower 646 feet
5. Bankers Hall East Tower 646 feet
Cumulative Roof Height 3,467 feet

Vancouver
1. Living Shangri-La 645 feet
Cumulative Roof Height 645 feet
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Easier ones to do

Philadelphia

1. Comcast 975
2. One Liberty Place 945
3. Two Liberty Place 848
4. BNY Mellon Center 792
5. Three Logan Square 739
6. Dibona Building 625

Total: 4,924
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So uh... Good luck on NYC, Chicago, Shanghai, HK, Dubai, etc.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 05:36 AM   #13
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When I was a kid, back on 2000, 2001 I made such list for all the cities in North America, Europe and Oceania (thanks, Emporis!). I used 100m as parameter though.

I could post the data, but unfortunately my old notebook is back in Londrina.
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I'll do Atlanta.

1. BOA Plaza- 1,040 feet.
2. Suntrust Plaza- 871 feet.
3. One Atlantic Center- 820 feet.
4. 191 Peachtree- 770 feet.
5. Westin- 723 feet.
6. Georgia Pacific Building- 697 feet.
7. Promenade 2- 691 feet.
8. AT&T Building- 677 feet.
9. The Sovereign- 665 feet.
10. 1080 Peachtree- 656 feet.
11. GLG Grand- 609 feet.

Cumulative Height: 8,219 feet.
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Which site(s) are you guys using for the roof heights? I'd like to help if I could.
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I used official, but made sure each building's roof was over 600.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 09:50 AM   #17
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You could add Sydney and Frankfurt.
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Quick calculation:

#1 New York City has about ~ 100
#1 Hong Kong ~ 100
#3 Dubai ~ 80
#4 Shanghai ~ 65
#5 Chicago ~45

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Metro Manila, Philippines


1. The Gramercy Residences - 820ft
2. PBCom Tower - 790ft
3. Discovery Primea - 784ft
4. The Knightsbridge Residences - 721ft
5. The St. Francis Shangri-La Place T1 - 698ft
6. The St. Francis Shangri-La Place T2 - 698ft
7. One Rockwell West Tower - 689ft
8. Petron Megaplaza - 688ft
9. UnionBank Plaza - 675ft
10. Golden Empire Tower - 666ft
11. Philamlife Tower - 656ft
12. BSA Twin Towers T1 - 646ft
13. BSA Twin Towers T2 - 646ft
14. TRAG San Lorenzo Tower - 643ft
15. One Central - 639ft
16. 8 Forbestown Road - 636ft
17. Anchor Skysuites - 633ft
18. RCBC Plaza Tower One - 629ft
19. The Infinity Fort Bonifacio - 622ft
20. One Corporate Centre - 607ft
21. Alphaland Makati Tower - 607ft
22. One San Miguel Avenue - 600.39ft

Cumulative Height: 14,793ft

will be more than 30 buildings on or before Q1 2014; plus 20+ other skyscrapers >600ft tall u/c and to be completed on 2016..

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New York City:
(only counting completed and topped out)

1000 footers:

1. One World Trade Center, 1373' (already topped out and structurally completed)
2. Empire State Building, 1250'
3. One57, 1004'

900 footers:

4. Four World Trade Center, 977' (same as 1WTC)
5. Bank of America Tower, 945'
6. Chrysler Building, 925'
7. Citigroup Center, 915'
8. 40 Wall Street, 900'

800 footers:

9. Beekman Tower, 870'
10. Trump World Tower, 861'
11. GE Building, 850'
12. 70 Pine Street, 848'
13. Cityspire Center, 814'
14. One Chase Manhattan Plaza , 813'
15. Metlife Building, 808'
16. Bloomberg Tower, 806'

700 footers:

17. Woolworth Building, 792'
18. 1 Worldwide Plaza, 778'
19. Carnegie Hall Tower, 757'
20. 383 Madison Avenue, 755'
21. Courtyard and Residence Inn Manhattan Central Park, 753'
22. AXA Center, 752'
23. One Penn Plaza, 750'
24. 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 750'
25. Time Warner Center North Tower, 749'
26. Time Warner Center South Tower, 749'
27. Goldman Sachs Headquarters, 749'
28. 60 Wall Street, 745'
29. One Astor Plaza, 745'
30. New York Times Tower, 745'
31. 7 World Trade Center, 743'
32. 1 Liberty Plaza, 743'
33. 20 Exchange Place, 741'
34. Three World Financial Center, 739'
35. Bertelsmann Building, 733'
36. Times Square Tower, 726'
37. Metropolitan Tower, 716'
38. JPMorganChase Tower, 707'
39. General Motors Building, 705'
40. Times Square, 701'
41. Metropolitan Life Tower, 700'

600 footers:

42. 500 Fifth Avenue, 697'
43. Americas Tower, 692'
44. Solow Building, 689'
45. HSBC Bank Building, 688'
46. 55 Water Street, 687'
47. 277 Park Avenue, 687'
48. 1585 Broadway, 685'
49. Random House Tower, 684'
50. Four Seasons Hotel, 682'
51. McGraw-Hill Building, 674'
52. Lincoln Building, 673'
53. Citigroup Building, 673'
54. Barclay Tower, 673'
55. Paramount Plaza, 670'
56. Trump Tower, 664'
57. Bank of New York Building, 654'
58. Silver Towers West, 653'
59. Silver Towers East, 653'
60. 599 Lexington Avenue, 653'
61. 712 5th Avenue, 650'
62. Chanin Building, 649'
63. 245 Park Avenue, 648'
64. Sony Tower, 647'
65. Two World Financial Center, 645'
66. 570 Lexington Avenue, 643'
67. 1 New York Plaza, 640'
68. 1 MiMA Tower, 638'
69. 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 637'
70. 345 Park Avenue, 634'
71. Mercantile Building, 632'
72. The Setai Fifth Avenue, 632'
73. W New York Downtown Hotel & Residences, 630'
74. Grace Plaza, 630'
75. Home Insurance Plaza, 630'
76. 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 630'
77. 101 Park Avenue, 629'
78. Central Park Place, 628'
79. 888 7th Avenue, 628'
80. Burlington House, 625'
81. The Waldorf Astoria, 625'
82. One Madison Park, 621'
83. Olympic Tower, 620'
84. 425 5th Avenue, 618'
85. 919 3rd Avenue, 615'
86. New York Life Building, 615'
87. 750 Seventh Avenue, 615'
88. The Epic, 615'
89.Tower 49, 615'
90. Eventi, 614'
91. Credit Lyonnais Building, 609'
92. The Orion, 604'
93. 590 Madison Avenue, 603'
94. 250 West 55th Street, 602'
95. Eleven Times Square, 601'
96. 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 600'

Going to hit #100 pretty soon! With the topping out of 432 Park Avenue (1398'), this city will break the 70,000 mark!

Cumulative roof height: 68,830 feet

Average roof height: 717 feet

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