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Old September 12th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Highest building above sea level?

Where is the world's highest building in "total" elevation from the sea?

Anybody an idea/photo?

(building should be at least something to sit inside and with a roof, not just a stonewall)
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Old September 12th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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Any chance that would be some hut/base camps on some remote mountain ranges with the Himalayas as the most likely candidate?
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Old September 12th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #3
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somewhere on the everest.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #4
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mmm tents dont count :p
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Old September 13th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #5
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Don't need to be a tent. Maybe a small, stone hut on the himalayas, considering over 100 mountains peaks there are over 7000meters high. Any small simple stone hut on the upper reaches can be among the highest building in the world.

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Old September 14th, 2008, 10:56 AM   #6
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what supertalls are built on high elevations?
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Old September 14th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #7
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Its probably Mt. Everest base camp or something.
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Old September 14th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #8
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Rongbuk Monastery does seem the most obvious candidate...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rongbuk_Monastery

Maybe some of the stations on the new China-Tibet railway?
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Old September 15th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #9
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Rongbuk Monastery does seem the most obvious candidate...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rongbuk_Monastery

Maybe some of the stations on the new China-Tibet railway?
Wow, that's up at 5,100 metres but then there is another camp 200 metres up, wonder if that counts though.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #10
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How about Burj Dubai? At most this thing is about 3000 ft above sea level.

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Old September 15th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #11
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somewhere on the everest.
everest base camp is "only" 5100m, and there are no buildings or huts.

An candidate could be "independencia hut" near aconcagua at 6400m, but I wouldn't name it a "building" anymore:

http://www.rogerwendell.com/images/a...ependencia.jpg



I read there is an old miners house/ tramway station near the top of "aucanquilcha" in chile at the height of about 6000m. But I didn't have any photos and I don't know the condition. I guess it is/was a stone building.

At "siachen glacier" near the Pakistan/India border living soldiers in high altitudes around 6000m or higher, but I don't know exact altitude and in the high post should be only tents or little "plastic huts" as they used in antartica.

In an old german "Guiness book" from 1986 was smth. about an old tibetean fortress at 6100m, still living people in there, but I'm not sure that it is true. I found nothing about that in google.

Any other ideas where this "highest building" could be?

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