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2003-10-17 -Short Attention Span Theater-
New Tallest Building
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Posted by Atrus 2003-10-17 2:02:48 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [334 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Hmmm. What about the CN Tower in Toronto, advertised to be 1815 ft?
http://www.cntower.ca/

Here's a page that tries to keep up with this mania - pretty cool site, in fact, with "pitchers" of the buildings for the reading-impaired... but it doesn't list the CN Tower either... mebbe, since it's pretty much all spike it got disqualified. The 30 yr old Sears Tower has more usable floors than any of the others shown...
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?1178316
Posted by .com 2003-10-17 2:26:59 PM||   2003-10-17 2:26:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 let's see...1676' + 198', carry the 2 and...
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-17 3:15:56 PM||   2003-10-17 3:15:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 If you read the full article, you'll see that this building is a full 660 feet from the nearest fault line. That must be comforting.
Posted by BossMan 2003-10-17 3:17:57 PM||   2003-10-17 3:17:57 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 They have different catagories for towers, like the CN tower, and buildings. Lower section of towers are mostly empty space with just stairs and elevator shafts. Buildings have occupied space.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-17 3:25:26 PM||   2003-10-17 3:25:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 ...looks like a stack of gift boxes...

Looks like a stack of Chinese takeout boxes.

...the building will house...an observatory.

I thought, "Now that, I gotta see." But googling around indicates that they mean an observation deck. It would be a crummy place for an astronomical observatory anyway.
Posted by Angie Schultz 2003-10-17 3:32:21 PM|| [http://darkblogules.blogspot.com]  2003-10-17 3:32:21 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 This has to be one of the ugliest buildings I have ever seen.
Posted by MW 2003-10-17 10:01:53 PM||   2003-10-17 10:01:53 PM|| Front Page Top

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