Talk:List of tallest buildings in the United States

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Someone keeps on changing the list by putting the empire state building as the second tallest when in reality it is the third tallest. The only article on wikipedia that says otherwise is this one. it even says that the trump tower and hotel in chicago is taller in the height column.Informed Person (talk) 23:42, 11 January 2012 (UTC)Informed Person

As of this writing, the Empire State Building is listed as 443 meters or 1250 feet in height. This is clearly erroneous, since 443 meters works out to be 1453 feet. I don't know offhand which figure to believe, but this discrepancy would change the sort order by height, depending on whether one uses the given meter or feet figures. Somebody, please straighten this out. --Reify-tech (talk) 17:15, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorting bug?[edit]

In the "Tallest completed buildings" table, if one clicks twice on the sorting arrow in the first column (Rank), the numbers sort as [1, 2, 3, ... 9, 10, 98, 98, 102, 103, 103, ...] (repeated numbers are ties in rank). The ranking numbers appear to be padding on the right with significant zeroes, resulting in this odd sort order. This appears to be a classic sort order bug. Can somebody sort this out? --Reify-tech (talk) 17:36, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

I believe this happens because the sorting is done alphabetically. It seems it can be fixed by changing "1" to "{{sort|001|1}}", "2" to "{{sort|002|2}}", and so on. I'm not sure if there's an easier way. I spent quite a long time trying to do this for all rows only to be blocked by an automated filter. Perhaps I'll try again later. Dpc47 (talk) 07:10, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
Found the easier way: add data-sort-type="number" to the column heading. Should be fixed now. Dpc47 (talk) 07:20, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Why was the split undone?[edit]

I noticed that the {{US tallest buildings lists}} links to several topical lists that have since been merged into this gigantic list. I see the discussion above about why the split was done, but where was the discussion about undoing it? Unless there are objections, I'll restore the split as discussed above. —Mrwojo (talk) 15:27, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

The Anasazi[edit]

At over 6 floors tall the Anasazi people had the tallest buildings in North America for over five hundred years until 1754 when Christ Church was built in Philadelphia. Should they be included in the list? -- Esemono (talk) 03:51, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Added it -- Esemono (talk) 08:08, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Transbay Tower[edit]

the Transbay Tower needs to be added, at either 920 or 1070 feet, will be the seventh tallest in the US. i dont want to try to edit this page, i tend to break them.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 06:17, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Duke Energy Center[edit]

Duke Energy Center is officially 786 ft. (240m), making it the 53rd tallest building in the U.S., not the 64th. -- happeninger (talk) 00:51, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

200 West Street[edit]

200 West Street appears twice in the list (once as Goladman Sachs headquarters), with different heights. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 18:44, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Trade Center/Sears Tower height issue[edit]

This says that the "official" height designation will not be until later this year. [1] Alanscottwalker (talk) 21:54, 19 September 2013 (UTC) See also, [2] and [3] re current issues. Alanscottwalker (talk) 23:11, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Basis for ranking One World Trade Center?[edit]

There are some very glaring discrepancies that certainly need to be rectified in this article.

  • Fourth of all, the CTBUH skyscraper database ranks Sears Tower as number one in height for the nation. Yet Wikipedia is listing Sears Tower as number two. That is a contradiction.

If the topping out date is the basis for the height record, then that should be reflected in the rankings, not the date of completion. If it is the reverse, then One World Trade Center should not even be in this listing, since it is not yet completed according to the CTBUH. Please sort out these inconsistencies. --RKrause (talk) 16:02, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Height issue still unresolved[edit]

I expect that the errors I noted above will be rectified. A recent edit contains further fallacious information. If necessary, I will make the edits myself to conform to the official sources, and that will entail removing all of the fallacious information and revising this article with the corrected data. --RKrause (talk) 23:06, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Stratosphere Tower[edit]

Is there any reason the Stratosphere Tower isn't on this list? Also, the Fountainblue (or however it's spelled) isn't in Paradise, NV, but is in Winchester, NV. (talk) 10:16, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

The logic is that it is a freestanding structure, not a building. However, there are plenty of towers on this list that include uninhabitable spires in their height measurements. Velostodon (talk) 14:42, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Article/list is out of date[edit]

I've tagged this list as being out of date as the bulk of the citations pre-date 2010, and many unsourced changes have been made to the stats. More current verifiable, reliable sources are needed. While the premise may meet general notability, the content needs to be brought up to scratch in order to make it relevant. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 22:52, 2 April 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 13:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Height Graphic[edit]

The chart showing the heights of the buildings is incorrect. It shows the Empire State Building being both taller than the 432 Park Avenue building and Trump Tower Chicago, and at 450m. In reality, the ESB is shorter than both of these buildings, and it doesn't even surpass the 400m mark, much less the 450m. UNSC Luke 1021 (talk) 17:38, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Incorrect text for either Wilshire Grand Center or U.S. Bank Tower[edit]

The text for Wilshire Grand Center says "Tallest building in Los Angeles and California and tallest building west of the Mississippi River."

The text for U.S. Bank Tower says "Tallest building in Los Angeles; tallest building in California; tallest building west of the Mississippi River and on the West Coast;".

Obviously, only one of these can be correct. The might both be wrong, but they can't both be right. At least one must be wrong. (talk) 04:12, 22 December 2016 (UTC)