The World’s Tallest Buildings

You would think that deciding on the world’s tallest building would be pretty simple: get a big measuring tape, measure the buildings, biggest one wins. Easy, huh? Well, apparently not. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have defined four categories on which to measure the world’s tallest buildings. They are: Height to the structural or architectural top (including spires and pinnacles, but not antennas, masts or flagpoles) Height to the highest occupied floor Height to the top of the roof Height to the top of antenna The height is measured from the street level of the…

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