Talk:List of tallest buildings and structures in the world

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Q: Why is building ... not listed?
A: The first list in the article, the one under the header Tallest structure by category has a clear set of inclusion criteria:
  • Only buildings that are currently the tallest in the world in a specified category can be listed.
  • Not the second or third tallest.
  • Not the tallest in the past or in the future (although those currently topped-out can be included).
  • Not the tallest in your country/city.
  • Not your favourite.
  • There can only one entry per category (unless there is a tie like in the 'masonry building' category).
Q: Why is the World Trade Center not listed in Tallest destroyed structures by category, not surpassed by existing structures section?
A: The World Trade Center was surpassed in height by the Sears tower in 1998, three years before it was destroyed in the September 11 attacks.

Lol, really?[edit]

It is funny how things change drastically when Arabs flex their muscles and enter world records and start competing! I mean, with our Burj Khalifah, in our beloved Dubai, holding the world record for tallest "everything", people started dissecting and categorizing high structures!! So that they can "retain" some sort of "face water" while seeing Arabs, rather than strengthening stereotype images of suicide bombers, building "high" and "high-class" cosmopolitans metropolises! All I have to say, keep categorizing your shit, we will sill beat you and build higher sky scrapers, buildings, towers, structures, free-standing structures, wired ass structures, balarina dancing structures, and Oh-So-Japanese-Hello-Ketty-pointing anntana high-tea-house.. high everything! Try your best, you will still be defeated! Funny people.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.51.78.63 (talk) 21:33, 16 March 2014‎

The "dissecting and categorizing" started long before the Burj Khalifa was built. Since the 1930's there has been rivalry and allegations of cheating such as adding non-architectural elements like antennas to get one over a rival project. A notable example was the rivalry between the Sears Tower and the World Trade Center: while both building's top floors were at almost the same height, the Sears Tower had a higher roof; in 1978 the World Trade Center added a tall antenna to the south tower; and four years later the Sears Tower added its own antenna. And then along came Malaysia's Petronas Towers in 1998, adding tall architectural spires to a building with a much lower roof than the Sears Tower. It is only in quite recent years that Arab countries have sought to compete, perhaps starting with Dubai's Burj Al Arab in 1999. Astronaut (talk) 20:22, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
In the last few thousand years the Arabs haven't given much to the World. They happened to be born on top of oil. It's the Americans who have made them rich. All the so called arab muscle flexing is knowing how to spend money that they earned selling resources. In fact the sky scrappers design and engineering in the Arab World have very little to do with Arabs. Luckily not all Arab people are dumb like you, so I'm sure they will figure something smart out for when the oil runs out. Might also add that at a total cost of 1.5 billion when its rival buildings around the world which are shorter have cost more than double that shows that you people charge first world prices and pay third world salaries. Bravo, standing ovation everyone.

Tower vs building vs skyscraper[edit]

See discussion at Talk:Tower#Tower vs building vs skyscraper jnestorius(talk) 17:58, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Henninger Turm has been demolished[edit]

According to the Wikipedia article on the subject, the Henninger Turm was demolished in 2013 and will be replaced by a residential building. Therefore, shouldn't the tallest storage structure now be considered the Schapfen Mill Tower, and the Henninger Turm moved to the destroyed/demolished category? Tosus (talk) 14:48, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Astronaut (talk) 11:02, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Template produces poor PDF (print) output[edit]

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Incorrect use of term "World Trade Center"[edit]

Don't have time to fix this right now, but there are a number of instances in the article where the term is used interchangeably with Towers One and Two. The "World Trade Center" is a complex of buildings, and official use - and colloquial use among people who always knew this - reflects this. E.g., the downtown terminus of E train service continued to be called "World Trade Center" after September 11th : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chambers_Street_–_World_Trade_Center_/_Park_Place_(New_York_City_Subway) Tothebarricades (talk) 21:51, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

sorting doesn't work right.[edit]

The chart Tallest Historical Structures has the usual sorting triangles, but they don't work right because "c." gums up the works.Kdammers (talk) 11:16, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

It's not just the "c." that's the problem. Even without it, it wouldn't be able to sort BC and AD dates in order. Squinge (talk) 12:36, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Where is Nasinneula[edit]

Nasinneula (Finland) is 160m. Why it isn't in the list.

In which category is it the tallest? Squinge (talk) 17:46, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Move discussion in progress[edit]

There is a move discussion in progress on Talk:List of tallest bridges in the world which affects this page. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. —RMCD bot 13:15, 22 April 2015 (UTC)