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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Highest Building

What is the world's tallest building (complete or under construction)? I know the answer is Burj Dubai when talking about structural height, by I mean what buildings top is the highest above sea level.

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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:04 PM   #2
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here ya go...

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?34241449
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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So shouldn't the question be "highest building" instead?

PS: It's probably some building in La Paz or something.
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I skimmed his last sentence too fast.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 10:58 PM   #6
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these are the tallest, not the highest, like a 500 ft building would be higher in Denver than an 800 ft building in Manhatten because Denver is higher above sea level.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:11 PM   #7
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these are the tallest, not the highest, like a 500 ft building would be higher in Denver than an 800 ft building in Manhatten because Denver is higher above sea level.
right, I went off the thread title.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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anyone know?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 11:48 PM   #9
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mabey the Banco Central de Bolivia, tallest building in La paz

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well thats if you're talking about skyscrapers/highrises. if youre just talking about buildings, mabey a tent on Mount Everest
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Old February 4th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #10
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how high is it?
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Old February 4th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #11
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how high is it?
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Old February 4th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #12
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build a small house on the top of mount everest and you've the tallest building on earth above sea level
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ok so heres how it gos

Taipei 101 is the tallst building in the world as of now and its roof hight is 1470 ft but since its spires are counted its full hight is 1667 ft


tallst free-standing structure is the CN Tower and it has the highest public observation deck and the full hight of the tower is 1815 ft


The Sears Tower roof hight is 1451 ft but its Antennas give it a hight of 1730 ft but since antennas dont count it cant be 1730 feet


same could have been said for the north tower of the World Trade Center whitch had a roof hight of 1368 ft and a antenna hight of 1727 ft only 3 feet smaller then the sears also the south tower had the the highst outdore Observation deck whitch was cool because you got amazing views of new york city form there



but anyways yea this is how it is for now :p

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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #14
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Does anyone actually read things that people type, here?
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #15
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I said highest, not tallest
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Old February 4th, 2008, 05:47 AM   #16
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Probably some random buildings in the Himalayas.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #17
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Mexico City is more than 2000 metres above sea level and they have some of the tallest buildings in Latin America.

The most notable would be Torre Mayor which is currently the tallest in the region.

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Lhasa, Tibet, is at about 4000 m above sea level, and Potala Palace comes to mind when it comes to tall landmarks in the city :





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build a small house on the top of mount everest and you've the tallest building on earth above sea level
Rongbuk Monastery near the base of the north face is at 5100 meters...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rongbuk_Monastery
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Old February 7th, 2008, 03:22 AM   #20
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This is the highest building in the United States

Photo Alan K

I've been up to it six times. It was built by the Smithsonian Institution in 1909 on the summit of Mount Whitney in California, which is 14,496 feet / 4,418 meters above sea level.

But there are higher buildings in the world.

What's the highest building over 12 stories tall?

I guess you could also do another thread on the lowest buildings in the world. Might be one in Death Valley 282 feet / 86 meters below sea level.

Edit: I just found that they have revised the elevation to 14,505 feet / 4,421 meters. The old measurement was done in 1929 and was inaccurate.

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