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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Highest Helicopter Landing Pad

Does anybody know where the highest helicopter landing pad is located? Also, what are the restrictions on having a helicopter landing pad on a building? (height, area, etc.)

Please post all your helicopter lading pad pics!
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #2
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:27 AM   #3
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Good question. I have no idea. But I don't see why there would be a limit to what height a helicopter can land at (as long as it's less than the max operating altitude obviously)
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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I think this is the tallest. At 310m, the US Bank Tower in Los angeles has the highest helipad as of today (i think) apparently all los angeles highrises have helipads for evacuation purposes. (is this correct?)
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Old August 24th, 2008, 02:56 AM   #5
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^beat me too it.

I have heard that all towers in LA are supposed to have them due to earthquakes or something like that. Quick evacuations.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #6
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what about SEG Plaze (356m)
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Old August 24th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #7
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SEG Plaza has its heli-pad at 292m, the tower is 355m to the spire .

the next title holder will be the West Tower in Guangzhou at 438m
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #8
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I think this is the tallest. At 310m, the US Bank Tower in Los angeles has the highest helipad as of today (i think) apparently all los angeles highrises have helipads for evacuation purposes. (is this correct?)
Yes every buildings over 10 stories is required to have a helipad, hence no tall buildings with a spire in Los Angeles
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #9
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I didnt know that, thankx for the info, as of today, i dont know if any building in San Diego has one.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:12 AM   #10
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Cool Helipad. If this, (Al Rajhi Tower, 400m, Riyadh) gets built, it might come close to beating the US Bank Tower in LA
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...I also thought there were plans to have a helipad on the Burj Al Alam. Ive seen renders of the crown opening up to reveal a landing pad. Does anybody have those pictures? Was that idea scrapped? At 501m this would easily be the worlds highest helipad, surpassing the Guangzhou West Tower's helipad (438m)
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Old August 29th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #12
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...I also thought there were plans to have a helipad on the Burj Al Alam. Ive seen renders of the crown opening up to reveal a landing pad. Does anybody have those pictures? Was that idea scrapped? At 501m this would easily be the worlds highest helipad, surpassing the Guangzhou West Tower's helipad (438m)
Top of Burj Al Alam won't be have a helipad:

*picture*

EDIT: didn't saw you posted the same picture I did, because there didn't appear one in your post until after I posted this.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #13
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^beat me too it.

I have heard that all towers in LA are supposed to have them due to earthquakes or something like that. Quick evacuations.

No, it's primarily so that the Hollywood studios will have a variety of DIE HARD locations to shoot from.
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maybe Al Burj will have a pad above 1000m
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here are some cool helipads i found:

cocoon tower - tokyo - 203m



bitexco tower - saigon


menara telekom - kuala lumpur - 310m


cctv headquarters - beijing - 234m
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Old September 5th, 2008, 01:02 PM   #17
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Old September 9th, 2008, 06:01 AM   #18
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heres a new one for dubai around 400m. it will come close to guangzhou west at 438m
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Does anybody know where the highest helicopter landing pad is located? Also, what are the restrictions on having a helicopter landing pad on a building? (height, area, etc.)

Please post all your helicopter lading pad pics!
In regards to restrictions, there are set requirements about the design of the helipad and the approaches.

There are also requirements for fire fighting and the delivery options of the fire media.

Helicopters and the pilots who fly them will come under restrictions and these are all dependant on each individual helipad.

There should also be specialist operational procedures in place for safety, daily management, procedures and crash procedures.

Any helipad used for high rise rescue should consider more intense specialist procedures.

If you have any more questions just message me.

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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:44 AM   #20
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burj dubai is the tallest but it may not have the highest helipad......lol that was stupid
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