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Image[edit]

an image would be nice. Kingturtle 03:44, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Tallest from 1977-1992[edit]

OK, so what is the tallest building in Sydney now? Darcyj 23:05, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

To roof: World Tower (230.1 m)
To spire: Chifley Tower (244.1 m)
The MLC is 2nd tallest to roof, but only 5th tallest to spire (actually the same figure, (228 m), because it doesn't have one). We need to pick a consistent figure in all Australian skyscraper articles.
- ҉ Randwicked ҉ 00:17, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
I'm a bit confused why the height of the building has been readjusted again to contradict the data from the official website of the MLC Centre itself! The official website at [1] says the structure is 244 metres (800 feet) high. The Emporis website that has been cited to support the contrary height of 228 metres [2] belongs to a 3rd party company in Germany, who happen to have got the number of floors incorrect (they state 60, it is actually 67). If the official MLC Centre website data is erroneous, surely contradictory information should be cited from a more reliable source.. for example, the architects, or a structural engineer from a Sydney based government body, university, or firm. Bezapt 01:49, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Emporis is the most authoritative web source, they're recognised as the official database of the Council for Tall Buildings which is the (self-appointed) body that crowns 'world's tallest' buildings. Their database is updated by people who work in construction and in local government. The 244 m figure is according to multiple sources both the height above sea level (not relevant here) and the height from street to the top of the antenna. Antennas aren't counted in building heights by the Council of Tall Buildings. The property managers will of course pick the tallest number to make their building sound impressive, that doesn't make it the official figure. And you will notice that Emporis says there are 60 floors OG, meaning over or above ground. There are presumably 67 floors if you count the basement levels. Again, the owners are picking the more impressive figure. - ҉ Randwicked ҉ 02:02, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
BTW, it's apparently just a coincidence that the building's roof height above sea level [3] is the same as the antenna height above the street [4], and not someone confusing the figures. Who knows which figure the official website is treating as the real height? You can see why this always leads to arguments. - ҉ Randwicked ҉ 02:19, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

Shouldn't this article include the criticism for ruining the streetscape of Martin Place? I've heard that many architects hate this building because it's set so far back and interrupts the line created by the surrounding buildings. Anyone who has visited the building would be likely to notice this quite easily. (Huey45 (talk) 10:57, 20 May 2010 (UTC))

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