Saturday, July 6, 2019

Interesting & Amazing Facts

Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers hold the title of the tallest buildings in the world. Both the towers reach a total height of 1,483 feet (452 meters) measured from the ground to the tip of the masts. Is has 29 double-deck passenger elevators in each tower and a total of 76 lifts  serve the towers. Each tower has 2 million square feet of office area equal to 48 football fields.

The height of The Empire State Building in New York : 1,250 feet (381 m)
Eiffel Tower, Paris : 984 feet (300 m)
Statue of Liberty, New York : 310 feet (92 m

World's Tallest Building: Who Holds The Title?
The Petronas-Sears Controversy

Officially, the World's Tallest Buildings are the Petronas Towers in 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1483 feet / 452m) -- but put Petronas side by side with the former title holder, Sears Tower, and look again. The casual observer would say Sears Tower is tops, and by quite a wide margin! 

The highest occupiable floor of Sears is more then 200 feet higher than the top floor in Petronas and its antennas go even higher. So why are the Petronas Towers considered the World's Tallest Buildings? 

Because, in the tradition and lore of tall building, spires count, antennas don't.

Spires are architectural features and they have been traditionally counted in a building's height, a precedent that dates to the Chrysler Building.  Antennas are not normally considered architectural features.
So...based on the long and storied tradition of tall buildings, the winner by decision is the Petronas Towers.
Mount Everest : 29,028 feet (8,853 m)
Aconcagua (South America) : 22,834 feet (6,960 m)
McKinley / Denali (North America) : 20,320 feet ( m)
Kilimanjaro, Africa : 19,340 feet (5,894m)
Elbrus, Southern Europe : 18,510 feet (5,642 m)

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