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Old April 1st, 2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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Worlds tallest balcony?

I know some huge residential towers have fairly hugh up balconies but what is the safe limit to go and what is the highest?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #2
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^I believe the highest residential balconies in the world are in Sorrento I in Hong Kong, China: 75 floors up, at 256 meters. There are also balconies at the Q1 Tower in Gold Coast City, Australia: 74 floors up, at perhaps 210 meters.
There is no official "safe limit"....but I for one would not feel too safe standing on a windy cantilevered balcony 75 stories in the sky!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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Ye i agree ,i imagined it would be in hong kong because the architectual limits are endless.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #4
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In the UK I know some of the highest balconies/terraces are in the Barbican which are between 42-44 floors which is about 400ft/125m.

Pan Peninsula will also have balconies at around 150m.

I know there are taller ones being planned but they will be enclosed - Jumeirah Tower at 1 Blackfriars, for example
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Old April 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #5
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when i remember right, the Pentominium will have also balconies very near the top ( the hole tower will be 516m tall )
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Old April 19th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure it's some building in HK, most likely the Sorrento complex. Are there any tall residential towers in Miami with balconies high up?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #7
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BTW, the John Hancock Center in Chicago has the highest balconies in the United States.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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sorry, but the John Hancock Center has no balconies

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sorry, but the John Hancock Center has no balconies

Information about John Hancock from Emporis: "As an alternative to balconies, about one-third of the residential units have "sky terraces" - a sort of tiled sunroom separated from living spaces by glass doors."

So what really is a "sky terrace" anyway? I think it depends on how you define "balcony" and "terrace"". From Merriam-Webster's Dictionary:
"balcony... 1. a platform that projects from the wall of a building and is enclosed by a parapet or railing"
"terrace... 1. a: a colonnaded porch or promenade b: a flat roof or open platform"
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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:11 PM   #10
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at least we can say....the john hancock center has no normal balconies as we know it from normal houses
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Old April 25th, 2008, 10:53 AM   #11
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at least we can say....the john hancock center has no normal balconies as we know it from normal houses
I agree.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #12
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that building in the first photo! it doesnt even have a balcony!
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I was in Rotterdam with relatives who live on the 16th floor lately, and they had a balcony, i found that pretty high already. Next time i have to bring a camera.
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Eureka Tower in Melbourne (world's tallest full residential building to roof), has open balconies until 210 meters (or about the 70th floor, or there abouts) of its total height of 300 meters.

The highest balconies are on the right-side of the tower, the higher of the two set-backs:


And from the base looking up 91 floors...




not sure if that makes it the highest balconies or not-- but surely 'up there'.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 04:53 PM   #15
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I know this doesn't qualify yet coz they havn't built the building structure as initially planned. It's about 1200 m above the colorado river.



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I don't know what the highest balcony is now but I know some of those massive res towers in dubai marina will have balconies almost to the top.
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Nothing over 1200m or 4000ft right??
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Old April 26th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #18
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I don't know what the highest balcony is now but I know some of those massive res towers in dubai marina will have balconies almost to the top.
as i said already, the pentominium will probably have very high balconies
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Old April 26th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #19
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I think this falls into a different category. I was assuming balcony as a part of a skyscraper, not balcony on top of really big canyon/mountain/waterfall, etc.
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Old April 27th, 2008, 02:23 PM   #20
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Nothing over 1200m or 4000ft right??
Hmm, maybe al burj
But seriously, that doesn't count. It's like putting a 2km pole on top of a house and calling it a skyscraper.
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