2003 October 20

Scale illustrations

A cool comparison of the world's 10 tallest buildings. The Taipei 101 tower is still under construction, but apparently is complete enough that they can now declare it to be taller than the cheating Petronas Towers. (Look at them. Sears Tower, 108 floors. Petronas Towers, 88 floors. But Petronas gets to claim to be taller because they put a spike on it. If spikes count, I want the CN Tower, 553 m, on the list. For a fuller discussion by a Chicago partisan, see Aziz Poonawalla.)

Update (2003/11/14): The tallest structure of any kind on the planet is apparently the guyed KVLY-TV broadcast tower in Blanchard, North Dakota, at 629 m (2063 ft). Via Colby Cosh.


FYI, the LJ feed for your journal is behaving strangely -- this post just became the top entry on my friends list.

Posted by: Matt Ryan on November 14, 2003 09:01 PM
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