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Old Posted Nov 12, 2007, 2:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Nowhereman1280 View Post
Yeah, people like the guys who decided to build the Empire State Building where there were practically no buildings of comparable size nearby, what a bunch of idiots... Good thing we are much smarter than them here on this forum and know not to put buildings in places where they might stand out...
When the Empire State Building was built, New York already had the world's tallest building just a few blocks away. And that building had just beaten out another former world's tallest a few miles downtown. Yes, it is substantially taller than the Chrysler building, but it was a completely different story from something like Taipei. Building the Empire State Building in New York then was equivalent to building the Spire in Chicago now. Both much taller than anything around them, but at least the same order of magnitude.
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