Talk:Avala Tower

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The tallest building in the Balkans?[edit]

There's Trbovlje Chimney and Plomin Power Station chimney, both considerably taller. Of course, it all depends on the definition of "building", but I don't think chimneys are excluded. GregorB 22:09, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

I think that the Avala tower would go in the observation tower section. Maybe they meant it was the tallest observation tower? But all I know is, when you are talking about tallest buildings, chimneys are excluded, because they have their own field. --Krytan talk 23:23, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
The Ruse TV Tower, at 210 m, is higher and falls in the same category. It was built somewhen between 1944 and 1989 (in Socialist times). Also, TV towers are not buildings per se, since a building has to be intended for continuous occupancy. They are more correctly (free-standing) structures.
So, the conclusion is, it was not the tallest tower in the Balkans until 1999, but may have been for a lot shorter time, since I still can't find when the Ruse Tower was built. It was not the tallest structure in the Balkans, certainly not until 1999. Now, what the Balkans is depends on the definition (whether we count Slovenia or not). TodorBozhinov 21:45, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Then so be it; that part can be removed, as long as there was evidence. Regards, --Krytan talk 21:53, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for removing it! By the way, here's a nice illustrated summary by the marvellous (and free) ScryscraperPage.com that perfectly shows the state of things in the Balkans (including Romania and Slovenia), also compared with proposed and destroyed structures. TodorBozhinov 21:59, 18 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, the Rousse TV Tower is taller with the antenna. If it really HAS to be mentioned that it was the tallest in the Balkans, then let it mention information on the roof. However, that isn't really that important. The tower is getting rebuilt anyway... Regards, --Krytan talk 01:41, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
I am quite confident that the tower was for a while the tallest in the Balkans. All other buildings mentioned here were built after it. Nikola 07:41, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
Rousse TV Tower is now 204 meters high, Avala TV Tower is 204.5 meter high. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.216.150.203 (talkcontribs) 00:24, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Tallest building ever destroyed[edit]

Do you agree with this line

(Avala TV Tower) was the tallest building ever destroyed, succeeding the Singer Building. As of 2001, it is the third tallest building ever destroyed (behind the two World Trade towers).

I think that structure or some other word is more appropriate for tower then building.
Anyway more importantly is the above sentence true? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nbumbic (talkcontribs) 01:10, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

It is true, and it should not be changed to structure because there were taller structures destroyed. If you really feel that "building" is inappropriate, you could change it to "free-standing structure". Nikola (talk) 17:47, 13 September 2008 (UTC)