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Old August 13th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #1
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Highest floors in Europe

Not uninteresting is a list of the highest floors in Europe ( this list may be perhaps incorrect, if Ostankino TV Tower has further floors for technical equipment in greater height and if there is an equipment room in the top of the pillars of Millau Viaduct)

* Ostankino TV Tower Restaurant, 337 m
* Transmitter Room on Berlin-Frohnau Directional Radio Mast (not public)
* Transmitter Room on Gartow Directional Radio Mast, 300 m ( not public)
* Grande Dixence Dam, 285 m
* Emley Moore TV Tower, 275 m ( not public)
* Eiffel Tower, 275 m
* Viaduc de Millau, 270 m

Of course, it is not correct to set the height of a bridge or a dam as its top floor, but they should not forget in this list as Viaduc de Millau and Grand Dixence Dam can be passed by tourists. And it is a little bit surprising, that the most high elevated point on a structure in Europe outside Russia a "normal tourist" can stand on is the crown of a dam!

Concerning closed rooms: the transmitter rooms on Berlin-Frohnau Directional Radio Mast and Gartow Directional Radio Mast may be the highest situated floors in Europe outside Russia, when you define a floor as "a closed cabinet large enough for a person to stay in"
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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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interesting . but in the near future the tallest point in europe will the Russia Tower be.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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Before Russia Tower, it will be the Federation Building. But I considered only completed structures. Federation is still under construction. And concerning Russia Tower: has construction work already started?

Further height values of structures in Russia must be sometimes accepted with care:
when you read http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=11859474 you will find, that there is a radio mast at Balashikha mentioned. Its height is according to the link of its contruction firm Stako ( the link does not work any more!) 460 metres. But when you read further in this thread its height is "only" 300 metres ( unfortunately there is no official source, which confirm this value). Is this not estonishing?

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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #4
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And for real buildings?
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Old August 13th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #5
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I think, it must be in Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt, whose roof height is 259 metres. I believe it is a room with technical equipment without windows.

Nevertheless, the following three facts are estonishing:
- the highest observation deck on a towertype structure in Europe outside Russia is on Eiffel Tower, a lattice tower built in 1889!
- the highest point on a structure in Europe outside Russia, which can a "normal tourist" visit, is a crown of a dam, whose roof height is higher than the roof height of all skyscrapers completed so far in Europe. Further this dam is the tallest structure of a country without any supertall ( height > 300 metres) architectural structures.
- the carriageway of the highest bridge of Europe ( which is also the highest in the world) reaches a greater height than the height of every floor in a highrise building in Europe!

It should be mentioned, that the greatest height a "normal tourist" not on board of an aircraft in Europe can reach are 400 metres. Therefore you have to make a trip with the 3S-Bahn, an aerial tramway at Kitzbühel, Austria. As this height is reached when the cabin travels over a valley on a rope span, the 3S-Bahn cannot be considered as 400 metres tall architectural structure ( the great height is only a result of topography).
The tallest structure of 3S-Bahn is the only support pillar of this aerial tramway with a height of 80 metres.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #6
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I'm sure Europe's rate of supertalls being built will rise significantly within the next 10 years.
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