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structural engineer???[edit]

why cant I add who the structural engineer is on the article?--Rotor7 (talk) 13:27, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

earlier unsigned comment[edit]

There is 50 storey to that building... I work on level 49.

15th or 7th tallest?[edit]

There is some confusion over whether BankWest Tower or Central Park is the tallest building in Perth. It appears that one of these buildings has an antenna and one has a spire, but it is difficult to find which. The measurements are as follows:

  • Central Park: Pinnacle: 249 m. Roof: 226 m
  • BankWest Tower: Pinnacle: 247 m. Roof: 214 m

If Central Park has an antenna, not a spire, its roof height would be classified as its official height, so therefore BankWest Tower would be considered taller. If BankWest Tower has the antenna, and Central Park has an architectural spire, BankWest Tower would be shorter. Even if they both had antennas, Central Park would be taller, or if they both had spires, Central Park would be taller. BankWest Tower could only be taller than Central Park if it has a spire and Central Park does not.

I once thought this last statement was true, and changed the information in both buildings' articles. These changes were soon reverted, but some of my sentences still remain and contradict the records, thus confusing readers. If this confusion is solved ASAP, we can sort out all of that. Thanks, timsdad (talk) 11:43, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I have reworded parts in Central Park (skyscraper) and BankWest Tower as if Central Park has a spire and BankWest Tower has an antenna. This matches the other information given, and should stay this way until proof about which building has a spire and which has an antenna is found. timsdad (talk) 11:52, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

The top of Central Park is built in the form of a see-through latticework, and the BankWest Tower's is solid, so if one of them is going to be considered a 'spire' it would be the BankWest Tower. SkyscraperPage.com agrees, and ranks BankWest Tower taller than Central Park. But Central Park's roof height is a fair bit higher than BankWest's, and 99% of Perth people who actually know what Central Park is would say that it is the tallest of the two. And to complicate things, Emporis ranks them the other way around, with Central Park at number 1, seemingly including its antenna/spire, and BankWest at number 2, seemingly without its antenna/spire. So I don't think we're going to be able to find any definitive answer. - Mark 13:34, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Well said, everybody seems to rank Central Park as the higher and the two main skyscraper list sites contradict each other. Do you think we should leave all as is, or rank BankWest taller according to the above discussion about the latticework. timsdad (talk) 06:55, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Central Park is definitely the higher of the two, as per Mark's comment. My interest is that Bankwest is ranked 15th in Australia, whereas, if we go by its spire height, as per Timsdad's comments, then it could possibly be ranked 7th. This assumes that the same inconsistencies have not been applied to all the building ranked in between. Romaioi (talk) 11:11, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm currently working on research for a large expansion of this article, but one thing I've found already is that the "spire" on the tower right now wasn't part of the original plan for the building, and permission had to be later gained by the developers for the installation of what the newspaper described as a "communications antenna". So I'm starting to think Emporis is right on this. - Mark 08:54, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

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