From: lauf-s <lauf-s@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 09:50:02 -0500
are these the ONLY buildings that were ever the tallest building?
The illustrated buildings at www.quondam.com/collection/dxf/tallest.htm are
from my own research done in 1995-6. I did reasonable research then, and the
hardest part was finding the buildings earlier than the Washington Monument.
Yes, the list of world's tallest building title holders does appear quite
short, but I don't think any other building(s) can be added prior to the
Eiffel Tower. (for the record, the spire of Beauvais illustrated is just an
'imaginative' reconstruction by myself.) Ron may be correct about some NYC
building competing with the Chrysler Building during construction. For all
the tallest buildings presently in existence in decending order see
The Asian towers do belong on the list, put Quondam doesn't have such a
drawing(s) in its collection, and to make such additions is exactly why the
dxf data is available. BTW, aren't the towers in Kuala Lumpur by Cesar Pelli
and not KPF?
What I think would be also interesting is to add scale drawings of the type
of jet planes that crashed into the WTC Towers, and at the same time mark
the elevation of impact of each tower. Has the "exact" elevation of each
plane impact ever been published?