10/08/2001

World's Tallest Buildings

 

Chicago became home to the world's tallest building in 1973 when the Sears Tower was topped off. The Sears Tower remained the tallest building in the world until February 13, 1996. The Sears Tower continues to be the tallest building in North America.

On July 10, 1997, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat met in Chicago to announce new standards with four categories for measuring tall buildings. These categories are:

Height to the structural or architectural top.
Height to the highest occupied floor.
Height to the top of the roof.
Height to the top of antenna.

The Sears Tower leads in the second and third categories. The height to the top of the roof is 1,450 feet and the height to the highest occupied floor is 1,431. The twin Petronas Towers in Malaysia win the first category with its 111-foot decorative spires..

Sitting on two city blocks and rising one quarter mile (1,454 feet) above the ground, the Tower's 110 stories comprise some 4.5 million gross square feet of office and commercial space. It was designed by the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and was constructed in a little less than two and half years.

Rank Name City Country Feet Metres Stories
1 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1483 452 88
2 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1483 452 88
3 Sears Tower Chicago USA 1450 442 110
4 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai China 1380 421 88
5 Citic Plaza Guangzhou China 1,283 391 80
6 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen China 1,260 384 69
7 Empire State Building New York USA 1250 381 102
8 Central Plaza Hong Kong China 1227 374 78
9 Bank Of China Hong Kong China 1209 369 70
10 The Center Hong Kong China 1148 350 79
11 T & C Tower Kaohsiung Taiwan 1140 348 85
12 Aon Center Chicago USA 1136 346 80
13 John Hancock Center Chicago USA 1127 344 100
14 Burj al Arab Hotel Dubai UAE 1,053 321 60
15 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok Thailand 1050 320 90
NOTE: Height is measured from sidewalk level of main entrance to structural top of building. Antennas and flag poles are not included
**The twin World Trade Center towers, New York, 110 stories, 1368 feet, ranked 5 and 6 prior to their destruction by terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, 10 July 1997, p32.

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

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