View Single Post
  #15  
Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:06 PM
CHAPINM1's Avatar
CHAPINM1 CHAPINM1 is offline
JoeCooper
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,355
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneWorldTradeCenter View Post
Why is the Bank of America Tower so tall and has only 54 floors??? Have a look at other towers of that size, that have at least 70 stories. For example the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong. This building contains 72 stories and is only about three feet taller.
First, technically the floor count is 58 floors if you include the mechanical floors. Second, today buildings are built with better quality and that includes the floor-to-floor height being higher than in the past. Look at the Chrysler for instance, even though the highest floor is the 77th floor, the height of the last floor about street level being the 77th floor is only at 857 feet this averaging only 11.13 feet per floor. Anothe example of this is that the new WTC's buildings will have higher floor-to-floor heights than the original as well. Hope this helps.

BTW, this building reminds me a lot of the Bank of China as well...
__________________
A voice for the fallen.
Reply With Quote