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Old February 12th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #901
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:16 PM   #902
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it doesnt look as tall as sears because sears is its height up to the roof floor and greenland has the spire ,
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #903
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Of course, isnt that the case with any building?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 06:55 AM   #904
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Old February 13th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #905
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Old February 13th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #906
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Old February 13th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #907
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I find it amazing that this tower is taller than the Sears Tower and yet it does not look that tall. Perhaps the ceilings are very high.
Sears Tower is 442m to the roof and 527m to the top ot the antena.

Greenland Plaza is 381m to the roof and 450m to the top of the spire.

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Old February 13th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #908
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Old February 16th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #909
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looks like the tower can see from anywhere of Nanjing City...
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Old February 16th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #910
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Sears Tower is 442m to the roof and 527m to the top ot the antena.

Greenland Plaza is 381m to the roof and 450m to the top of the spire.

haha this is just too ridiculous, but technically can't argue with it.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #911
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when is cladding expected to be complete?
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Old February 18th, 2009, 09:14 AM   #912
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haha this is just too ridiculous, but technically can't argue with it.
The only reason they do it that way is that the antennas don't belong to the building, and they can be taken off whenever the owners of the antennas feel like it. I think when the antennas are eventually removed, the owners of the Sears Towers should replace them with spires so the skyline remains the same. At that time they would become part of the official height. Remember that the Sears Tower looked like this for years:

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Old February 18th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #913
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Adding a spire later that isn't apart of the original design still doesn't count. It would be like putting on a useless antenna. Sear tower couldn't be the tallest forever. Spires are apart of the building and always have been.
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Old February 18th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #914
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Visually, antena or spire are the same thing (actually, a spire is just a useless antena )

For me this is the real TOP 10:

1. Burj Dubai - 701.0 m
2. Shanghai World Financial Center - 492.0 m
3. Taipei 101 - 448.0 m
4. Sears Tower - 442.3 m
5. Guangzhou International Finance Center - 432.0 m
6. 2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong - 406.9 m
7. Empire State Building - 381.0 m
7. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center - 381.0 m
9. Petronas Tower - 378,6 m

the rest of the official height is just a "useless mambo-jambo" to increase the height of the tower.

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Old February 18th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #915
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I‘m on your side luci
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Old February 18th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #916
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it's a giant !! I wish to have that same in Warsaw :P
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:55 AM   #917
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Visually, antena or spire are the same thing (actually, a spire is just a useless antena )

For me this is the real TOP 10:

1. Burj Dubai - 701.0 m
2. Shanghai World Financial Center - 492.0 m
3. Taipei 101 - 448.0 m
4. Sears Tower - 442.3 m
5. Guangzhou International Finance Center - 432.0 m
6. 2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong - 406.9 m
7. Empire State Building - 381.0 m
7. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center - 381.0 m
9. Petronas Tower - 378,6 m

the rest of the official height is just a "useless mambo-jambo" to increase the height of the tower.

I don't agree the spire still counts, its not coming off. The empire state building has a spire as well as a antenna. If you take away the spire Chrysler Building no longer a supertall thats just outrageous.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 10:16 AM   #918
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I don't agree the spire still counts, its not coming off. The empire state building has a spire as well as a antenna. If you take away the spire Chrysler Building no longer a supertall thats just outrageous.
I say they should count antenas too, visualy are just like a spire.



Sears Tower looked very "bald" without the antenas. They are maybe not arhitectural elements, but for sure the "horns" make that "black handsome devil" look much better.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #919
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If they wanted a spire on sear tower it would be there. Adding a antenna is cheating after the fact thats why they dont count.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #920
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Visually, antena or spire are the same thing (actually, a spire is just a useless antena )

For me this is the real TOP 10:

1. Burj Dubai - 701.0 m
2. Shanghai World Financial Center - 492.0 m
3. Taipei 101 - 448.0 m
4. Sears Tower - 442.3 m
5. Guangzhou International Finance Center - 432.0 m
6. 2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong - 406.9 m
7. Empire State Building - 381.0 m
7. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center - 381.0 m
9. Petronas Tower - 378,6 m

the rest of the official height is just a "useless mambo-jambo" to increase the height of the tower.

I completely agree with you
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