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An intersection or location in the city would be nice. Hopefully, Meelar 06:25, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)
- We now have an address. What I'd really like is a picture or two. If anyone is local and is willing to take a couple shots, that'd be great. Isomorphic 07:33, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)
I think there may be a factual mistake in this article. The theatre is desscribed as being the first to be lit be incandescent light, but the Savoy Theatre produced an incadescent-lit show 8 years before the Auditorium Building was built. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:31, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Removed from succession of "world's tallest building"
This edifice is listed (in the succession template at the bottom of the page) as having been the world's tallest building for a while.
But according to the CTBUH, who ought to know if anyone does, the title of "tallest building" was passed directly from the Home Insurance Building to the New York World building. Figuring these things out is the CTBUH's stock in trade, so they must have a good reason for saying this.
And the article body (and the ref for the passage) says it was the tallest building in the city and the largest (not tallest) in the country.
On the other hand, the ref indeed says it was 270 feet tall, which would make it taller than Home Insurance. And the New York World building wasn't opened until 1890. And The Auditorium was dedicated on December 9, 1889 and a public performance made then also.
- The building may not have been completed to its present height on December 9, 1889.
- And though the World Building was completed on "December 10, 1890" it may have reached its full height before that.
- And to extrapolate that the Auditorium building was ever the tallest in the world is WP:Original research and WP:Synthesis and indeed goes against what sources we have.
So given all that I've removed it from the succession of "world's tallest building" and it shouldn't be restored absent a reliable source saying that it was. (And note that I am also editing the article Home Insurance Building and New York World Building to stitch the gap; if this succession box is restored here, those articles would need to be re-edited also). Herostratus (talk) 12:12, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
cc postcard image
great cc postcard image here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/8032749451/in/set-72157626791024941 Victor Grigas (talk) 04:45, 24 September 2014 (UTC)