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Old March 11th, 2015, 03:11 AM   #1
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Tallest buildings throughout history

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Old March 11th, 2015, 03:17 AM   #2
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those Europeans and their cheatsy church spires! Interesting how almost all WTBs have spires.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 03:22 AM   #3
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what gorgeous diagram...
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Wow! According to that diagram, the John Hancock Center in Chicago was built in 1894. This whole time I thought it was from 1969. And apparently One World Trade Center is both 541 feet and 1,776 feet. Amazing! And the Willis Tower is from 2000, not 1974. I've learned so much from this completely error-free diagram.
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I was unaware it had errors.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 09:06 PM   #6
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Apparently 1WTC was the tallest in the world until the Burj Khalifa.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 09:40 PM   #7
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. Amazing! And the Willis Tower is from 2000, not 1974. I've learned so much from this completely error-free diagram.
No, it just became America's tallest after the 9/11/2000 attacks, which means the WTC was actually taller.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #8
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No, it just became America's tallest after the 9/11/2000 attacks, which means the WTC was actually taller.
Actually it was due to an extension of Sears' antennae in 2000. Prior to that, the North Tower of the WTC had a taller antenna. This diagram uses pinnacle height, after all.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...ldings-tallest
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Old March 13th, 2015, 03:45 PM   #9
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For Asia they forgot:

Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Myanmar 1375, 325ft




Shwe Mawdaw 1795, 375ft




Phra Thom Chedi, Thailand 1870 395ft

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No they did not, none of those stupas have been the highest in Asia.
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Well, at least the first and the third according to the diagram, yes.
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No, Jetavanaramaya is both bigger and older.
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Well, for the diagram maker Jetavanaramaya obviously didn't count as a building but only as a monument (and therefore is grey and not black). If these would be considered as buildings they would belong there, if not, not.
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Height Federation (373m) is measured on the roof and spire unego no. And between Mercury and the Federation in 2014 was the tallest building OKO
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Old March 17th, 2015, 11:25 AM   #15
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Well, for the diagram maker Jetavanaramaya obviously didn't count as a building but only as a monument (and therefore is grey and not black). If these would be considered as buildings they would belong there, if not, not.
They all are stupas, why would the author put them in different categories ?
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