Talk:Observation deck

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Piazzale Michelangelo[edit]

Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence may fit the description, and due to its celebrity it could perhaps be included among notable "belvedere" spots. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:14, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Viewing platform[edit]

I see the request for pics. I have a brilliant pic of a viewing platform (which redirects here) but my pic does not meet the restricted criteria of this article! PeterClarke 21:52, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Viewing platforms on natural features don't meet the criteria for inclusion in the actual list of observation decks, but an image placed in the lead (which is where viewing platforms are described) would be very suitable. Cheers, Raime 00:19, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

WTC mention[edit]

Should the World Trade Centre be listed on the list (as it had a famous observation deck and would be second tallest if standing today), and in notes listed as "destroyed"? I see that it is listed in the historical record-setting observation decks, but I figure it should be in both. M.nelson (talk) 00:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Rialto Towers, Melbourne[edit]

Any reason why the Rialto's observation deck isn't in here? It's Wikipedia article lists its observation deck at 234m, making it the highest in Australia. Q1 on the Gold Coast is taller, but its observation deck is slightly lower down. (talk) 08:17, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Oops, I mean second-highest! (talk) 08:23, 2 September 2009 (UTC)


I saw the post about the references interfering with the sort order. Why not just move all of the references to the "notes" column?
V = I * R (talk to Ω) 00:15, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

CN Tower[edit]

The observation deck on the CN Tower is not on the 147th floor. Since the tower is mostly a solid concret pillar, there are less than ten floors total. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:09, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Missing towers[edit]

There's none from Finland, for example Näsinneula 168/124 and Puijo Tower 75/74. Another to add is swedish Kaknästornet 155/128. First total height and then deck. Don't wanna mess with those tables. (talk) 20:28, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Church Towers[edit]

This article is completely missing "observation decks" on church towers. While church towers, minarets and other similar structures don't qualify as "buildings", many of them (at least in Europe) feature observation platforms that are usually accessible by foot rather than by elevator, are open to the public year-round or at least during spring, summer and fall, function as major tourist attractions and can reach considerable heights. One example is the Cologne Cathedral with an observation deck at 97 m and a total height of 157 m, which makes it higher than e.g. the platform of the Statue of Liberty, and certainly more list-worthy than some of the high-rises and skyscrapers currently listed. And I am sure that there are dozens of similar observation decks of heights greater than the current cutoff of 60 m. (talk) 18:57, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Ulm cathedral has a deck at 143 meters. Much higher than many that are mentioned. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:10, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Washington Monument?[edit]

The Washington Monument in Washington, DC is 555 feet tall and has windows at the top from which you can see out. Is it a reason why this wasn't included? (talk) 22:23, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Its article's details section tells this: Height from lobby to floor of observation level: 500 feet (152 m). (talk) 19:54, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Istanbul Sapphire Tower[edit]

The observation Deck of the Istanbul Sapphire Tower is at 236m (putting it at No 31) with a total height of 261m. It was completed in 2010. I tried to edit the table but was totally bamboozled by the page that came up. Amp-qld (talk) 11:33, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Macau Tower[edit]

Obviously the list is not complete and can never be complete, however the Macau Tower with on observation deck heigth of 223 m (ranked currently in the top 40) should probably be mentioned - in particular because of the unique "variety of adventurous activities" up there. (talk) 11:24, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Missing observation decks[edit]

Quite an amount of decks missing: 7 above-mentioned (first total height/then deck's height), of which 4 are towers: Näsinneula in Tampere, Finland 168 m/124 m; Puijo Tower in Kuopio, Finland 75 m/75 m; Kaknästornet in Stockholm, Sweden 170 m/128 m; Macau Tower in Macau 338 m/223 m; one church: Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany 157 m/97 m; one monument: Washington Monument in Washington, DC 169 m/152 m; and one skyscraper: Istanbul Sapphire Tower in Istanbul, Turkey 261 m/236 m.
But the most obvious absence is Milad Tower in Teheran (Iran), which is the 6th tallest tower in the world. Currently would rank #15 on the list with 435 m total and 312 m deck.
One quite strange one missing is One World Trade Center with 546.2 m/382.2 m. It has already been included in many lists, for example List of tallest freestanding structures in the world, though it will be opened only in "late 2014", as its article says.
I might add those myself some time, but editing the tables is not that easy. And the ranking numbers will also change drastically, if all 8 or 9 decks are added. (talk) 06:03, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

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Space Station Cupola[edit]

I wonder if the Cupola module on the International Space Station could be considered an observation deck? (See space tourism.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Atommalac (talkcontribs) 13:14, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Harbour Centre[edit]

I added this item per OTRS ticket:2017020110000604 request. I did not update the rankings, decided to wait to make sure others agree this inclusion is warranted.--S Philbrick(Talk) 22:22, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

Los Angeles City Hall[edit]

There is also an observation deck in the Los Angeles City Hall. It is on the 27th floor, which would make it about 383 feet, or 117 meters, off the ground. I'm guessing this isn't on the list since I can't find a source to verify the official height. Ant314159265 (talk) 00:09, 4 July 2017 (UTC)