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what is the tallest building in the world?

Asked by DetectiveRowdy (5points) August 20th, 2007 from iPhone
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gooch's avatar

CN Tower Toronto at 1815 ft

segdeha's avatar

@gooch, technically, that's the world's tallest tower. There are even taller structures (radio towers), but the world's tallest building is Taipei 101 in Taiwan at 1671 feet.

The CN Tower is really cool, though. On the observation deck, you can walk out on thick plexiglass flooring. It really screws with your head. I have no fear of heights to speak of, but I ended up crawling out on the clear glass floor on my hands and knees before willing myself to stand upright. Pretty wild.

xgunther's avatar

the new skycraper in dubai is the tallest

gooch's avatar

@xgunther it has not yet been completed it is planned to be taller but currently is still shorter

xgunther's avatar

I believe they have already completed its frame, they just need to make it into a useable building.

glial's avatar

1758.86ft far , so even incomplete Burj Dubai is tallest

zina's avatar

yep, i think dubai's is now officially the tallest even though it's not completed -- i read an article on the day it crossed the line -- here's one:

artemisdivine's avatar

The under construction Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the world’s current tallest freestanding structure on land, rising 604.9 m (1,985 ft). When completed, it is planned to rise over 800 m (2,625 ft).

The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario was the world’s tallest freestanding structure on land from 1975 until the Burj Dubai surpassed it in 2007, rising 553.33 m (1,815 ft). It is currently the world’s tallest completed freestanding structure on land.

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1 Burj Dubai
As of 24 October 2007, Burj Dubai’s official website reported its height to be 585.7 m (1,922 ft), with 156 completed stories.

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With a massive 60-foot spire inspired by Twaiwan’s native bamboo plant, Taipei 101 Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world. At 508 meters (1,667 feet) high, the tower and its spire outrank the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Taipei Tower has 198,347 m2 (2,336,000 sq. ft.) of office space, 77,033 m2 (796,000 sq. ft.) of retail space, and 83,000 m2 (893,000 sq. ft.) of parking space for more than 1,800 vehicles.

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