Thanks for your post db. My thoughts are exactly as you said below:
I have changed the heights for any of the Melbourne threads where Dean has ascertained the "correct" figure, but we do need more resolution on this issue. Culwulla, are you able to provide more details about what exactly the "head honchos" told you, and / or who you deal with at the CTBUH? The CTBUH Height and Data Committee consists of 20 people, who meet occasionally, but not recently by the looks. I note that Marshall Gerometta, who some of us may know from Emporis, is the 'Skyscraper Database Editor'. Is he your contact, and if so, was he speaking officially on behalf of the whole Height and Data Committee?I got to admit I am uncomfortable, I know folks like PaPa Riddlz, Grollo & Dean have been trying to follow the Pedestrian Entrance rule since that is wording the CTBUH have published.
I'd be much happier if the CTBUH to put out an unequivocal statement, on their site, asserting that the lowest point on site is the ground (as against mandated pedestrian entrance). I can't help but feel, at the moment, that some parts of the CTBUH may think they pedestrian entrance rule applies whilst others at the CTBUH think the lowest point on site rule applies.
I also know that everyone is trying their best in this regards.