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For many millennia the record holder for world's tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below.) However, there has been much debate as to the ranking of the world's tallest structures since the middle of the 20th century, chiefly depending on the criteria used for selecting the structures admissible to the list. In terms of absolute height, most of the tallest structures are dozens of radio and television broadcasting towers that are around 610 meters (2,000 feet) tall. These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...

Warsaw radio mast
Warsaw radio mast

In particular, there is debate about: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x800, 116 KB)With http://pl. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (750x800, 116 KB)With http://pl. ...

  • guy-wire-supported structures
  • whether only habitable height counts
  • whether roof-top antennas can be counted towards height of buildings; the debate over this has especially focused on the fact that things that look like spires can be either classified as an antenna or an "architectural detail"
  • whether observation galleries on communication towers make them into habitable buildings
  • whether structures under construction can be included in the list
  • whether structures rising out of water should have their below-water height included.

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KVLY-TV mast, which is guy-wire supported. ... A yagi antenna Most simply, an antenna is an electronic component designed to send or receive radio waves. ... A modern spire on the Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower. ...


Tallest structures

Tallest Structure by Category

Category Structure Country/Region City Height to relevant point
Supported stucture KVLY-TV mast USA Blanchard, North Dakota 629 m (2,063 ft)
Freestanding structure Petronius Platform Gulf of Mexico 610 m (2,001 ft)
Freestanding structure on land CN Tower Canada Toronto 553.33 m (1,815 ft)
Building - to highest point Sears Tower USA Chicago 527 m (1,729 ft)
Building - to top of antenna Sears Tower USA Chicago 527 m (1,729 ft)
Building - to architectural top Taipei 101 Taiwan Taipei 509 m (1,671 ft)
Building - to top of the roof Taipei 101 Taiwan Taipei 449 m (1,474 ft)
Building - to highest occupied floor Taipei 101 Taiwan Taipei 439 m (1,441 ft)
Chimney Chimney of GRES-2 Power Station Kazakhstan Ekibastusz 419.7 m (1,375 ft)
Lattice tower Kiev TV Tower Ukraine Kiev 385 m (1,263 ft)
Partially guyed tower Gerbrandy Tower Netherlands Lopik 375 m (1,230 ft)
Bridge pillar Millau Viaduct France Millau 341 m (1,119 ft)
Incomplete building Ryugyong Hotel North Korea Pyongyang 330 m (1,083 ft)
Residential building Q1 Australia Gold Coast 323 m (1,058 ft)
Dam Nurek Dam Tajikistan Nurek 300 m (984 ft)
Electricity pylon Pylons of Pearl River Crossing China Pearl River 253 m (830 ft)
Minaret Hassan II Mosque Morocco Casablanca 210 m (689 ft)
Church tower Ulm Münster Germany Ulm 161 m (528 ft)
Industrial hall Vehicle Assembly Building USA Kennedy Space Center 160 m (525 ft)
Memorial cross Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos Spain El Escorial 152.4 m (500 ft)
Silo Schapfen-Mill-Tower Germany Ulm 130 m (427 ft)
Air-traffic-control tower KUL Control Tower Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 130 m (427 ft)
Sculpture Spire of Dublin Ireland Dublin 120 m (393 ft)
Light advertisement Bayer Cross Leverkusen Germany Leverkusen 118 m (387 ft)
Wooden tower Radio Tower Gliwice Poland Gliwice 118 m (387 ft)
Support tower of aerial tramway Pillar of third section of Gletscherbahn Kaprun Austria Kaprun 113.6 m (373 ft)
KVLY-TV mast
KVLY-TV mast

The tallest currently standing structure is the KVLY-TV mast near Mayville, North Dakota, at 629 m (2,063 ft). It is a transmission antenna, consisting of a bare metal structure supported by guy-wires. Transmission towers in excess of 600 meters (~2000 ft) exist in the USA at following places, almost all of which are situated in the Midwest. For greater detail on communication masts, see either List of the world's tallest structures, List of masts, or Table of masts KVLY-TV mast seen close-up The KVLY-TV mast (formerly the KTHI-TV mast) is a television transmitting tower in North Dakota, USA, used by Fargo station KVLY channel 11. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... The Petronius Platform is a deepwater oil platform operated by ChevronTexaco and Marathon Oil in the Gulf of Mexico, 210 km Southeast of New Orleans. ... , The CN Tower at 553. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... The Chimney of GRES-2 Power Station is the worlds tallest chimney. ... The Kiev TV Tower is a 385 m high lattice steel tower built in 1973 in Kiev, Ukraine. ... The tower at Christmas The Gerbrandy Tower (Dutch: Gerbrandytoren) is a tower which was built in 1961 in the Netherlands. ... Panoramic view of Millau Viaduct from south-east side The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a cable-stayed road bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. ... , Ryugyong Hotel (at right), towering above Pyongyang The Ryugyong Hotel (or Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel or the 105 Building) is a towering, empty concrete shell that was once intended for use as a hotel in Sojang-dong, in the Potong-gang District of Pyongyang, North Korea. ... Q1 (meaning Queensland Number One) is the worlds tallest residential tower, when measured to its pinnacle (the top of its spire, 323m), and the tallest skyscraper in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Nurek (Norak) Dam is a large earthfill dam located at 38. ... The pylons of the Pearl River Crossing are three electricity pylons with heights of 240 metres, 253 metres, and 80 metres. ... Hassan II Mosque Hassan II Mosque Interior The Hassan II Mosque is a mosque located in Casablanca, Morocco. ... Ulm Münster is a cathedral and the tallest church in the world, its steeple measuring 161. ... The vast Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center (2005). ... Valle de los Caidos, rear view of the Cross and the monastery The Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caidos (Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen) constitutes the most colossal architecture work built in Europe in the 20th century. ... Schapfen-Mill-Tower is a 130 metre high silo tower at Ulm, Germany. ... KUL Control Tower is the tower for controlling the traffic of the airport of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... The Spire on OConnell St. ... Bayer Cross Leverkusen is the name of the largest light advertisement in the world. ... The Radio Tower Gliwice is the transmission tower of the radio station Gliwice (Gleiwitz), situated at 50°19 N and 18°41 E at the Tarnowitzer Road in Gliwice. ... The Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III (Gletscherbahn Kaprun III) is the third section of the aerial tramway on the Kitzsteinhorn mountain at Kaprun, Austria. ... Download high resolution version (566x750, 55 KB)Photo by User:Hephaestos August 19, 2003 GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (566x750, 55 KB)Photo by User:Hephaestos August 19, 2003 GFDL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... KVLY-TV mast seen close-up The KVLY-TV mast (formerly the KTHI-TV mast) is a television transmitting tower in North Dakota, USA, used by Fargo station KVLY channel 11. ... Mayville is a city located in Traill County, North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith Look up Metal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Midwest States (United States of America, ND to OH) The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... This is a list of the worlds tallest structures, past and present of any type. ... Warsaw radio mast A mast is a man-made support structure, commonly used on sailing ships as support for sails, or on land as radio masts and towers used to support telecommunication equipment such as radio antennas (aerials in the UK). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of masts. ...


The Warsaw radio mast at Gabin-Konstantynow near Warsaw, Poland at 645 m (2,115 ft) was taller, but it collapsed on August 8th, 1991. The Warsaw radio mast in Konstantynów The Warsaw radio mast a few months after collapse Warsaw Radio Mast from far away The Warsaw radio mast was the tallest structure ever built; however, it existed only from 1973 to 1991. ... Gabin is a town in Masowien, Poland with 4300 inhabitants. ... Konstantynów is a city in Poland, corporated in 1924, but originally founded in the 1820s by a landowner who had planned to build a textile industry there. ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The main reason these transmission antennas are not usually included with the world's tallest buildings is that they are not self-supported. Another example of a structure that's not self-supporting is a long rope tethered to the ground on one end and to a helium balloon on the other. If structures that are not self-supporting were counted then these would be the tallest in the world.


However guyed masts are designed for permanent use and cannot be dismantled quickly e.g. in case of bad weather as rope structures carried by a balloon to the sky. So guyed masts have to be as free-standing towers designed in such way that they can stand strong winds and other natural forces.


The Petronius Platform stands 610 m (2,001 ft) tall, making it the tallest freestanding structure in the world. However, as this oil and natural gas platform is partially supported by buoyancy, some critics argue that the below-water height should not be counted, in the same manner as the underground 'height' of buildings is not taken into account. The Petronius Platform is a deepwater oil platform operated by ChevronTexaco and Marathon Oil in the Gulf of Mexico, 210 km Southeast of New Orleans. ... Natural olive oil Synthetic motor oil Oil, in a general sense, is a chemical compound that is not miscible with water, and is in a liquid state at ambient temperatures. ... Many stoves use natural gas. ... In physics, buoyancy is an upward force on an object immersed in a fluid (i. ...


The CN Tower in Toronto stands at 553.33 m (1,815 ft) tall, and it is the tallest freestanding structure above ground. , The CN Tower at 553. ...


The tallest tower built of lattice steel is Kiev TV Tower with a height of 386 metres. Built in 1934 and demolished in 1945, the tallest tower ever built of wood was the 190 metre high radio tower of the transmitter Mühlacker in Germany. The tallest tower built of wood is currently the transmission tower of the transmitter Gliwice in Poland at 118 meters. The Kiev TV Tower is a 385 m high lattice steel tower built in 1973 in Kiev, Ukraine. ... The Broadcasting transmission facility Muehlacker is a radio transmission facility near Mühlacker, Germany. ... The Radio Tower Gliwice is the transmission tower of the radio station Gliwice (Gleiwitz), situated at 50°19 N and 18°41 E at the Tarnowitzer Road in Gliwice. ...


Tallest buildings

Comparison of top skyscrapers
Comparison of top skyscrapers

Up until 1998 the tallest building status was essentially uncontested. Counting buildings as structures with floors throughout, New York City's World Trade Center was the tallest including the antennas, Sears Tower in Chicago excluding the antennas. As antennas were usually excluded, Sears Tower was counted as the tallest. When Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was built, some felt that the "spire" extending to 9 meters higher than the roof of the Sears Tower was just added to "cheat" its way into the spot as tallest building. Excluding the spire, the Petronas Towers were not taller than the Sears Tower. Therefore, before the Petronas Towers were completed, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat defined four categories in which the "world's tallest building" can be measured: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (820x650, 4 KB)A scale diagram of 5 skyscrapers made using data from public-domain sources This diagram shows height to tip of the tallest structural elements in each building. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (820x650, 4 KB)A scale diagram of 5 skyscrapers made using data from public-domain sources This diagram shows height to tip of the tallest structural elements in each building. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... World trade centers or world trade centres (usually abbreviated WTC) arose in the United States and Japan in the 1970s, spearheaded by New York Citys World Trade Center. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Petronas Twin Towers The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... Flag Seal Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location Location in Malaysia Coordinates , Government Country State Malaysia Federal Territory Establishment 1857 (Granted city status in 1974) Mayor Ruslin Hasan Geographical characteristics Area     City 243. ... The Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was founded at Lehigh University in 1969. ...

  1. Height to the structural or architectural top (including spires and pinnacles, but not antennas, masts or flagpoles)
  2. Height to the highest occupied floor
  3. Height to the top of the roof
  4. Height to the top of antenna

The height is measured from the sidewalk level of the main entrance. In all of these categories, Sears Tower had held the top spot. After Petronas was built, Sears Tower became second in the first category only. A modern spire on the Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower. ...


On April 20, 2004, the Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan was completed. Its completion gave it the record for the first three categories. April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... City nickname: the City of Azaleas Government Official Website City of Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou Capital District Xinyi Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ...


Today, Taipei 101 leads in the first category with 509 m (1,671 ft); in the second category with an occupied floor at 439 m (1,441 ft); and in the third category with 449 m (1,474 ft). The first category was formerly held by the Petronas Twin Towers with 452 m (1,483 ft), and before that by Sears Tower with 442 m (1,451 ft). The second and third categories were held by the Sears Tower, with 442 m (1,451 ft).


The Sears Tower still leads in the fourth category with 527 m (1,729 ft), previously held by the World Trade Center until the extension of the Chicago tower's western broadcast antenna in 2000, over a year prior to the Trade Center's destruction in 2001. Its antenna included, 1 World Trade Center measured 526 m (1,727 ft). The World Trade Center became the world's tallest buildings to be demolished–indeed, its site entered the record books twice on September 11, 2001, in that category, replacing the Singer Building, which once stood a block from the WTC site. The explosion resulting from the crashing of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Singer Building at Liberty Street and Broadway in Manhattan, New York was an office building completed in 1908 as the headquarters of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. ...


The Ostankino Tower and the CN Tower are excluded from these categories because they are not "habitable buildings", which are defined as frame structures made with floors and walls throughout. The Ostankino tower seen from a distance. ... , The CN Tower at 553. ...



History of Record Holders in each CTBUH category The Council on Tall buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was founded at Lehigh University in 1969. ...

Date (Event) 1.Height to the architectural top 2. Height to the highest occupied floor 3. Height to the top of the roof 4. Height to the top of antenna
2003 (Completion of Taipei 101) Taipei 101 Taipei 101 Taipei 101 Sears Tower
2000 (Extension of Sears Tower western antenna) Petronas Twin Towers Sears Tower Sears Tower Sears Tower
1998 (Completion of Petronas Towers) Petronas Twin Towers Sears Tower Sears Tower World Trade Center
1996 (CTBUH defines the four categories) Sears Tower Sears Tower Sears Tower World Trade Center

, Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... , Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Petronas Twin Towers The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... The Petronas Twin Towers The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... World trade centers or world trade centres (usually abbreviated WTC) arose in the United States and Japan in the 1970s, spearheaded by New York Citys World Trade Center. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... World trade centers or world trade centres (usually abbreviated WTC) arose in the United States and Japan in the 1970s, spearheaded by New York Citys World Trade Center. ...

Tallest buildings in world history

In this table a "building" is any freestanding structure. (See also history of tallest skyscrapers.) Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ...

Held record Name and Location Constructed Height (m) Height (ft) Notes
From To
c. 2600 BC c. 2570 BC Red Pyramid of Sneferu, Egypt c. 2600 BC 105 345  
c. 2570 BC c. AD 1300 Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt c. 2570 BC 146 481 By AD 1439 the Great Pyramid had eroded to a height of approximately 139 m (455 ft)
c. 1300 1549 Lincoln Cathedral, England 10921311 160 (?) 525 (?) The central spire was destroyed in a storm in 1549; the reputed height of 525 ft has been described as "doubtful"[1] by a single source. ALL other sources agree on the height.
1549 1625 St. Olav's Church, Tallinn, Estonia 14381519 159 (?) 522 (?) The spire burnt down after a lightning strike in 1625, rebuilt several times, current overall height is 123 m
1625 1847 Strasbourg Cathedral, Germany, now France 1439 143 469 Still standing
1847 1876 St. Nikolaikirche, Hamburg, Germany 18461847 147 483 Designed by George Gilbert Scott
1876 1880 Cathédrale Notre Dame, Rouen, France 12021876 151 495  
1880 1884 Cologne Cathedral, Germany 12481880 157 515
1884 1889 Washington Monument, United States 1884 169 555  
1889 1930 Eiffel Tower, Paris, France 1889 300 986 The addition of a telecommunications tower brought the overall height to 324 meters in the 1950s
1930 1931 Chrysler Building, New York, United States 19281930 319 1046 Chrysler Building is still the tallest brick building in the world.
1931 1967 Empire State Building, New York, United States 19301931 381 1250  
1967 1975 Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia 19631967 537 1762  
1975 Current CN Tower, Toronto, Canada 19731976 553 1815  

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City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur Tossed by the waves, she does not founder Coordinates : , Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) Administration Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Département Paris (75) Région ÃŽle-de-France Mayor Bertrand Delanoë (PS) City (commune) Characteristics Land Area 86. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The Chrysler Building is a skyscraper and distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,046 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Ostankino tower seen from a distance. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Look up current in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , The CN Tower at 553. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

Currently-standing tallest skyscrapers listed by height to the architectural top

Note that this list, except the comparison section, is limited to a certain type of structure, and a certain very specific type of height measurement. Most of the tallest structures in the world are guyed broadcasting towers. The structures on this list are not sorted by the absolute highest point on the building.

Rank Name and location Year
completed
Height to architectural top1 Stories
m ft
Buildings
1 Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan 2004 509 1,666 101
2 Petronas Tower I, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 452 1,483 88
(tie) 2 Petronas Tower II, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 452 1,483 88
4 Sears Tower, Chicago (IL), United States 1974 442 1,451 108
5 Jin Mao Building, Shanghai, China 1998 421 1,380 88
6 Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, China 2003 415 1,362 88
7 CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou, China 1997 391 1,283 80
8 Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China 1996 384 1,260 69
9 Empire State Building, New York (NY), United States 1931 381 1,250 102
10 Central Plaza, Hong Kong, China 1992 374 1,227 78
11 Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China 1990 367 1,205 70
12 Emirates Office Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2000 355 1,163 54
13 Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 1997 348 1,140 85
14 Aon Center, Chicago (IL), United States 1973 346 1,136 83
15 The Center, Hong Kong, China 1998 346 1,135 73
16 John Hancock Center, Chicago (IL), United States 1969 344 1,127 100
17 Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai, China 2006 333 1,093 60
18 Minsheng Bank Building, Wuhan, China 2006 331 1,087 68
19 Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea 1992 330 1,083 105
20 Q1 Tower, Gold Coast City, Australia 2005 323 1,058 78
21 Burj al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1999 321 1,053 60
22 Chrysler Building, New York (NY), United States 1930 319 1,046 77
23 Nina Tower I, Hong Kong, China 2006 319 1,046 80
24 Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta (GA), United States 1992 312 1,023 55
25 U.S. Bank Tower, Los Angeles (CA), United States 1989 310 1,018 73
26 Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2001 310 1,017 55
27 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2000 309 1,014 56
28 AT&T Corporate Center, Chicago (IL), United States 1989 307 1,007 60
29 JPMorganChase Tower, Houston, United States 1982 305 1,002 75
Towers and Other Structures for comparison
KVLY-TV mast, Fargo (ND), United States 1963 629 2,063
1 CN Tower, Toronto (ON), Canada 1976 553 1,815
2 Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia 1967 540 1,772

1 Height for inhabited buildings (with stories) does not include TV towers and antennas.
, Taipei 101 (Traditional Chinese: 臺北101 or 台北101; Simplified Chinese: 台北101; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tai-pei I-ling-i) is a 101-floor landmark skyscraper located in Taipei City, Taiwan. ... City nickname: the City of Azaleas Government Official Website City of Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou Capital District Xinyi Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... Flag Seal Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location Location in Malaysia Coordinates , Government Country State Malaysia Federal Territory Establishment 1857 (Granted city status in 1974) Mayor Ruslin Hasan Geographical characteristics Area     City 243. ... The Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers (also known as the Petronas Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (, ), were once the worlds tallest buildings when measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural or architectural top. ... Flag Seal Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location Location in Malaysia Coordinates , Government Country State Malaysia Federal Territory Establishment 1857 (Granted city status in 1974) Mayor Ruslin Hasan Geographical characteristics Area     City 243. ... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Jin Mao Building or Jin Mao Tower (Chinese: 金茂大厦; Hanyu Pinyin: JÄ«n Mào Dàshà; literally Gold Luxuriance Building) is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese: ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is Chinas largest city by population. ... Two ifc International Finance Centre (abbr. ... CITIC Plaza is an 80-story high-rise building or skyscraper built in Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China. ... Location within China Canton, China redirects here. ... Shun Hing Square Shun Hing Square (信兴广场) is a tall high-rise building or skyscraper in Shenzhen, China. ... Shenzhen (Chinese: ; pinyin: ShÄ“nzhèn; Hakka:cim1 zun4; Cantonese Jyutping: sam1 zan3; Yale: sām jan; Sham Chun or Shamchun in old or Hong Kong documents; lit. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, declared by the ASCE to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Central Plaza is the second tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong (tallest as of 2001) after IFC, Hong Kong Phase 2. ... BOC Tower at night The Bank of China Tower (short: BOC Tower; 中銀大廈) is a huge skyscraper in Central, Hong Kong. ... The Emirates Office Tower is a 54 floor office building in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. ... Flag Coordinates , Government Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Geographical characteristics Area     City 4,114 km² Demographics Population     City (2006) 1,570,779     Density   293. ... Tuntex Sky Tower at night Lantern Festival at Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Tuntex Sky Tower, or the T & C Tower , 85 SKYTOWER (the Tuntex & Chien-Tai Tower), is a 85-floor skyscraper located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. ... Abbreviation: Kaohsiung (高雄) City nickname: The Harbor City Capital District Linya Dist. ... The Aon Center in downtown Chicago, Illinois Aon Center The Aon Center (200 East Randolph Street) in Chicago, Illinois was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and completed in 1972. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The Center is the third tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong after Two International Finance Centre (88 stories) and Central Plaza, Hong Kong. ... Several buildings bear this name. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Shimao International Plaza is a 333 m 60 storey office tower in Shanghai, China and completed in 2005. ... Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese: ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is Chinas largest city by population. ... The Minsheng Bank Building (also known as Wuhan International Securities Building) is a 331. ... Location within China Modern and ancient Wuhan (Simplified Chinese: 武汉; Traditional Chinese: 武漢; Pinyin: WÇ”hàn) is the capital of Hubei province, and is the most populous city in central China. ... , Ryugyong Hotel (at right), towering above Pyongyang The Ryugyong Hotel (or Ryu-Gyong Hotel or Yu-Kyung Hotel or the 105 Building) is a towering, empty concrete shell that was once intended for use as a hotel in Sojang-dong, in the Potong-gang District of Pyongyang, North Korea. ... Pyongyang (평양 / 平壤) is the capital city of North Korea, located in the bottom third (almost direct center) of the country, situated on the Taedong River. ... This page refers to Q1, a residential tower on the Gold Coast, Australia. ... Categories: Stub ... The Burj al-Arab Hotel The Burj al-Arab is a luxury hotel in United Arab Emirates. ... Flag Coordinates , Government Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Geographical characteristics Area     City 4,114 km² Demographics Population     City (2006) 1,570,779     Density   293. ... The Chrysler Building is a skyscraper and distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,046 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Self-supporting structures or proposed structures at least 300 meters in height Category: ... There are two skyscrapers in the United States called the Bank of America Plaza: The Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL Location Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Georgia Fulton County, Georgia DeKalb County, Georgia Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 132. ... Official language(s) English Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Area  Ranked 24th  - Total 59,489 sq mi (154,077 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 2. ... U.S. Bank Tower in Downtown Los Angeles is the tallest North American building west of Chicago. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Menara Telekom Menara Telekom is the headquartes of Telekom Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. ... Flag Seal Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location Location in Malaysia Coordinates , Government Country State Malaysia Federal Territory Establishment 1857 (Granted city status in 1974) Mayor Ruslin Hasan Geographical characteristics Area     City 243. ... Hotel during the day The Emirates Towers Hotel, also referred to as Emirates Tower Two is a 56 floor five-star business hotel in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Flag Coordinates , Government Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Geographical characteristics Area     City 4,114 km² Demographics Population     City (2006) 1,570,779     Density   293. ... View from above The AT&T Corporate Center is the 4th tallest skyscraper in Chicago and 8th tallest in the United States at 1,007 ft (307 m) with 60 floors. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... The 75-Story J.P. Morgan Chase Tower of Houston, Texas, formerly the Texas Commerce Tower, is the tallest building in Houston and Texas. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Space City Location Location in the state of Texas Coordinates , Government Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,558 km²  (601. ... KVLY-TV mast seen close-up The KVLY-TV mast (formerly the KTHI-TV mast) is a television transmitting tower in North Dakota, USA, used by Fargo station KVLY channel 11. ... Flag Location Location in North Dakota Coordinates , Government Country State County Region United States North Dakota Cass County Red River Valley Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Geographical characteristics Area     City 98. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... , The CN Tower at 553. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats... The Ostankino tower seen from a distance. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ...


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Proposed record-breaking structures

  • The proposed Solar Tower in Buronga, New South Wales, Australia would be 1,000 m (3,281 ft) tall. Engineering feasibility has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of consulting engineers, but financial viability remains questionable.
  • The 492 m (1,614 ft; roof height) Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China has proposed completion in 2007, but has been delayed by evaluation of soil stability. A competing on-going project for the world's tallest is the 474 m (1,555 ft) Union Square Phase 7 in Hong Kong, also scheduled for completion in 2007. This would make either building the tallest under categories 2 and 3 by the CTBUH.
  • The Freedom Tower of the new World Trade Center in New York City will reach 1,776 ft (541.3 metres) to its spire and about 1,368 ft (417 m) to its roof once completed in 2010. This would make it the tallest building under categories 1 and 4 by the CTBUH, if no other record-breakers will have been built until then. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 2004. The cornerstone has since been removed, acknowledging the continued uncertainty of when and if the Freedom Tower will be built. The removal was not accompanied by the same fanfare as the original laying of the cornerstone.
  • Burj Dubai is a 808-metre (2,651-foot) skyscraper currently under development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Designed to be completed around 2008, this would put it at the number one spot in all four of CTBUH's categories, as well as make it the tallest manmade structure of any kind in history.
  • Kpt tower Karachi Port Trust is taking on a Rs. 20 billion project, the Port Tower Complex, is said to be 1,947ft high. 1947 is the independence year of Pakistan. It should be finished within six years. It will comprise a hotel, a shopping center, and an Expo center. Integrating into Karachi’s skyline, the main feature of the venture shall be a revolving restaurant, a viewing gallery offering a panoramic view of the coastline and the city. The Tower is planned to be located at the Clifton shoreline. When completed it will be the tallest building in Pakistan and the 2nd tallest building in the world, first being Burj Dubai.
  • During the Russian October Revolution of 1917, Vladimir Tatlin had designed a structure named The Monument to the Third International to become the international center of the Komintern. Better known as the Tatlin Tower, the stucture would have risen 400 meters into the air. For the time, it was by far the tallest building in the world. The Russian Civil War stopped the project from continuing, due to lack of recources and time. Later, the Stalinist doctrine of "Socialism in One Country" and the abolishment of the Komintern made the plan for an international center to communism of no use to the Stalinist bureaucracy of the USSR.

This article is about Solar Towers and Solar Chimneys and similar Solar power plants using the convective motion of heated air in a chimney for electric power generation. ... Buronga (34°09′S 142°11′E) is a town in New South Wales, Australia on the Murray River just over the bridge from Mildura, Victoria. ... The Shanghai World Financial Center (or Shanghai WFC) is a skyscraper that has been intermittently under construction in Shanghai, China. ... Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: ; Shanghainese: ), situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta in East China, is Chinas largest city by population. ... Union Square Phase 7 is the formal name of a skyscraper under construction in Kowloon, Hong Kong. ... One World Trade Center, or Freedom Tower, is the planned centerpiece building of the new World Trade Center complex in the Lower Manhattan section of New York City, the predecessors of which were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... The Burj Dubai (Arabic: برج دبي for Tower of Dubai) is a skyscraper currently under construction, since April 15, 2005, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at , . Its final height is officially being kept a secret due to competition; however, figures released by a contractor on the project have suggested a height of... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building since its completion in 2004, is located in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Flag Coordinates , Government Emirate Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Geographical characteristics Area     City 4,114 km² Demographics Population     City (2006) 1,570,779     Density   293. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... With collaboration from investers from abroad, the Karachi Port Trust is taking on a Rs. ... The Guangdong TV Tower is a 200 metre high TV tower of lattice steel at Guangzhou, China, built in 1965. ... Location within China Canton, China redirects here. ... Satellite photo of the Strait of Messina, taken June 2002. ... The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge has the largest span of any bridge This list of the largest suspension bridges ranks the worlds suspension bridges by the length of main span (distance between the suspension towers). ... Panoramic view of Millau Viaduct from south-east side The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a cable-stayed road bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. ... Seal of Bayonne Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... The October Revolution, also known as the Bolshevik Revolution or November Revolution, was the second phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the first having been instigated by the events around the February Revolution. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Vladimir Yevgrafovich Tatlin (Владимир Евграфович Татлин) (December 28, 1885 (OS: December 16) – May 31, 1953) worked as a painter and architect. ... The first edition of Communist International, journal of the Comintern published in Moscow and Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg) in May 1919. ... Model of the Monument to the Third International Tatlin’s Tower, or the Monument to the Third International was never constructed. ... The Russian Civil War was fought from 1918 to 1922. ... Stalinism is a brand of political theory, and the political and economic system implemented by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union. ...

Other proposed very tall towers

Radio masts taller than 600 metres

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Tower Pinnacle height Country Town Weblinks
Central Missouri State University Tower Syracuse 609.6 metres USA Syracuse, Missouri [2]
Liberman Broadcasting Tower Sargent 609.6 metres USA Sargent, Texas [3]
Cumulus Broadcasting Tower Winnie 609.6 metres USA Winnie, Texas [4]
American Media Services Tower Agate 609.5 metres USA Agate, Colorado [5]
Vertical Properties Tower Busterville 609.5 metres USA Busterville, Texas [6], [7]
Cumulus Broadcasting Tower Stowell 609.3 metres USA Stowell, Texas [8]
Pegasus Broadcasting Tower 609 metres USA Metcalf, Georgia [9]
SpectraSite Tower Raymond 608.8 metres USA Raymond, Mississippi [10]
Beasley Tower 608.7 metres USA Immokalee, Florida [11]
KKDD-FM Tower 608.1 metres USA HOYT, Colorado [12]
Liberman Broadcasting Tower Devers 607.7 metres USA Devers, Texas [13]
Wiliam Smith Tower Walker 607 metres USA Walker, Iowa [14]
CBC Real Estate Tower Auburn 606.4 metres USA Auburn, North Carolina [15]
Gray TV Tower Grifton 605 metres USA Grifton, North Carolina [16]
KELO TV Tower 605 metres USA Rowena, South Dakota [17][18]
Pappas Telecasting Tower Plymouth County 2 603.5 metres USA Plymouth County, Iowa [19]

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Towers/Skyscrapers

  • TV tower of Djakarta [20].

See also

Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building since its completion in 2004, is located in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Boeing claims that its Boeing Everett plant at Everett, Washington is the largest building in the world by volume at 13. ... The United States is home to many of the worlds tallest skyscrapers. ... This is a list of the tallest structures in Canada. ... The height of structures in the United States has historically been poorly documented. ... This is a list of the worlds tallest structures, past and present of any type. ... // A list of the tallest structures of several countries in the world. ... A list of tallest structures from structure types for different use and/or construction type. ... Famous or notable buildings with articles about them include: Index: A-B - C - D-G - H-L - M-O - P-R - S - T-V - W 1 Canada Square, London, United Kingdom 2 Fevrier Sofitel Hotel, Lomé, Togo 8 Canada Square, London, United Kingdom 30 St Mary Axe, London, United Kingdom... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest building since its completion in 2004, is located in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Warsaw radio mast A mast is a man-made support structure, commonly used on sailing ships as support for sails, or on land as radio masts and towers used to support telecommunication equipment such as radio antennas (aerials in the UK). ... From the year 1311 until the advent of the skyscraper, Christian churches were among the tallest buildings in the world. ... Height restriction laws are laws, which restrict the maximum height of structures. ...

External links


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World Trade Center twin towers of New York City ranked fifth and sixth (at 1,368 ft and 1,362 ft) on this list until their destruction on Sept. 11, 2001.
A building differs from a tower in that the former is considered to be a structure that is designed for residential, business, or manufacturing purposes.
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