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View Poll Results: A "supertall" building's height meets or exceeds:
200 Meters 1 0.92%
250 Meters 1 0.92%
300 Meters 53 48.62%
350 Meters 9 8.26%
400 Meters 16 14.68%
450 Meters 4 3.67%
500 Meters 6 5.50%
Burj Dubai is the World's First True "Supertall" 19 17.43%
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Old July 25th, 2006, 02:01 PM   #21
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I think that now a supertall will be taller than 400m
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Old July 25th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #22
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Supertall= Peter Crouch
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Old July 25th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #23
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here in australia, anything aove 300m needs special approval.so 250m is supertall in oz. but world standard anything above 300m.Maybe in 10-20 years 400m+ or even 500m will describe a supertall.the 800m burjD is in its own catorgory like stratosphere giant?
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Old July 25th, 2006, 03:20 PM   #24
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im thinking 300m above should be a 'supertall', and maybe 1000' for the US. However, with Dubai, Shanghai, and HK pumping out 300m scrapers at a rapid rate, I dunno if 300m will be anything 'super' in a few years/decades time.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #25
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In my opinion, I believe a supertall is any building over 400 meters(which may include a spire). Currently there are number of them already around the world, with more to come within the next 5-10 years. For example, just look at what is happening now in the middle and far east. Also, in your own opinion, do you believe a building can be too tall(i.e. Burj Dubai)???
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Old July 26th, 2006, 03:13 AM   #26
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Also, in your own opinion, do you believe a building can be too tall(i.e. Burj Dubai)???
I think "too tall" would be a building you cannot see the top on a clear day from the ground. We have a ways to go.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #27
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good point...i agree
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #28
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i think it's 300m. but in the Future ( 20 Years from now + ) i'll say 400-500m.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #29
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So sad to say, it will be 200m here in Tokyo. No building has not reached 250m, and only 15 currently exceed 200m in height.
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So sad to say, it will be 200m here in Tokyo. No building has not reached 250m, and only 15 currently exceed 200m in height.
True, Tokyo is a great example of how different a "supertall" building can be in height in a gigantic city. I am sure they would be taller if it were not for earthquakes and typhoons, but future technology will help with it too. In many ways, Tokyo is possibly the first city forced to go vertical.
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I think "too tall" would be a building you cannot see the top on a clear day from the ground. We have a ways to go.
it need to be 3000m+ but that...it will have problem with not just the air and earth movement but ton of things.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 11:11 AM   #32
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I think 300m
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Old July 30th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #33
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I consider the top 50 tallest in the world to be the supertalls
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Old July 31st, 2006, 03:16 PM   #34
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300m and above...

In the future, will the definition of supertall change, or will new words (hypertall and ultratall) come into use?
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Old July 31st, 2006, 03:43 PM   #35
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By Danish standard it's a building over 80m

By international standard 300m

And by my standard 400m
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Old July 31st, 2006, 08:21 PM   #36
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300m is standard.

With so many 300m buildings popping up everywhere I consider it 350m or 400m. Maybe tall towers are better designed now so that 300m buildings are not just forn ego.
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I would prefer 400m to be supertall definition.

300m is too little...
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Old August 13th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #38
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I agree. That also fits well with a rule of doubling (or halfs):

400 m - Supertall
200 m - Skyscraper
100 m - taller highrise
50 m - smaller highrise


I splited the "highrise" definition because I think its ridiculous to NOT count buildings over 50 m as "high". My city Berlin has a lot of buildings just below 100 m and I would definitely not count those as "low rise".
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