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View Poll Results: Where should the tallest building in the USA be?
New York City 8 34.78%
Chicago 5 21.74%
Los Angeles 0 0%
Houston 1 4.35%
Philadelphia 1 4.35%
Dallas 2 8.70%
Boston 0 0%
San Francisco 0 0%
Miami 0 0%
Atlanta 1 4.35%
Seattle 1 4.35%
San Diego 0 0%
Phoenix 0 0%
Charlotte 0 0%
Memphis 0 0%
Las Vegas 0 0%
San Antonio 2 8.70%
Tulsa 0 0%
Washington DC 0 0%
Pittsburgh 0 0%
Cleveland 0 0%
Cincinnati 0 0%
Detroit 0 0%
Minneapolis 0 0%
Other 2 8.70%
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2011, 7:17 PM
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PHOENIX should have the tallest. The VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS would be absoutely terrific. Being a city in the desert, it would make downtown
"STICK OUT". Just like Vegas has the STRATOSPHERE TOWER (which is the tallest structure in the country) that makes that desert city stick out somewhat.
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Fargo North Dakota.



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Nashville , TN. Believe it or not we actuallly have a quite a few skyscrapers going up and a few years ago almost a 1,200 foot building ( Signature Tower) go up.
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2012, 5:43 AM
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I think it should be in Phoenix since there is a lack of any real tall skyscrapers there. They need something big and iconic. Back in 1986 there was plans for a 1692ft building with 114 floors but it got cancelled. I don't know if they were actually serious about the idea though. Here's the link http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=41901
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Old Posted Jan 31, 2012, 8:53 PM
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Hello,
I don't know what is the tallest building in U.S.. I've never been in U.S since birth.
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Hello,
I don't know what is the tallest building in U.S.. I've never been in U.S since birth.
Currently it's the Sears Tower in Chicago, with 108 floors it's 442 meters to the roof and 527 meters to the antennas.

It will soon arguably be the new 1WTC in NYC, with 105 floors, 417 meters to the roof, 428 meters to the crown and 541 meters to the top of the spire.


I'm sure with in the next decade or so a plan to build a taller one will emerge.
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Old Posted Feb 7, 2012, 7:15 PM
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PS. why are cities like Tulsa, Cincinatti etc. even on here.

It's very unlikely that a city outside of NYC or Chicago would have the US's tallest building anyway. But who knows, those sunbelt cities are growing fast.
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I'm putting on my homer hat and saying Chicago, not New York. What better way to honor the birthplace of the skyscraper than letting it have the country's tallest building? As well, New York has everything else under the sun, must it have the country's tallest building as well?
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I'm putting on my homer hat and saying Chicago, not New York. What better way to honor the birthplace of the skyscraper than letting it have the country's tallest building? As well, New York has everything else under the sun, must it have the country's tallest building as well?
Chicago has had the tallest building in the country for a while as well, and had a perfect chance to continue on it.
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Chicago has had the tallest building in the country for a while as well, and had a perfect chance to continue on it.
Now, its just a hole in the ground.
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I think it should be in Phoenix since there is a lack of any real tall skyscrapers there. They need something big and iconic. Back in 1986 there was plans for a 1692ft building with 114 floors but it got cancelled. I don't know if they were actually serious about the idea though. Here's the link http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=41901
Due to Sky Harbor Airport and they won't allowed to get tallest building. Because this is height restrictions. I don't think ever to being built a new tallest tower.
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Now, its just a hole in the ground.
I still lose a bit of sleep at night over the goddamn Spire.
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I don't know about the tallest in the country, but Los Angeles could definitely use a super-tall that could be seen from all over that massive basin.

New York + Chicago are obvious choices.

Philly, Houston, and Dallas might work as well.
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Chicago Hands down Reasons why: Birthplace of Skyscrapers, Chicago is a Big City, We really need one after The ChicagoSpire loss.

(But if not, i would give give the tallest to L.A)
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Chicago Hands down Reasons why: Birthplace of Skyscrapers, Chicago is a Big City, We really need one after The ChicagoSpire loss.

(But if not, i would give give the tallest to L.A)
I'd have to agree with you. New York has more of a range from super-tall down to 400, with plenty of 600 footers and 800 footers in between. Chicago has 4 super-talls, and a decent amount of 600-900 footers, and then a foundation of mostly-older, shorter classic boxes. I think a super-tall rising out of that would look better than it would in New York. Perhaps when New York adds (fingers crossed) all the super-talls that are being planned, then maybe a 2000 footer would be cool as a centerpiece.
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I really think new york shouldn't get a 2000 footer or so, i feel it will ruin the skyline unless its in midtown, i wouldn't mind one in midtown, if not then chicago, hopefully, chances are low maybe the spire will come from the dead
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PHOENIX should have the tallest. The VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS would be absoutely terrific. Being a city in the desert, it would make downtown
"STICK OUT". Just like Vegas has the STRATOSPHERE TOWER (which is the tallest structure in the country) that makes that desert city stick out somewhat.
The Stratosphere is not nearly the tallest structure in the country. It is not even close to being the tallest tower.
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NYC should have the tallest.
CHICAGO should have an equally tallest.
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As someone from Pittsburgh, I'd say the Burgh. I still can't get over that in the initial planning for the US Steel Building, they wanted to make it the tallest building in the world.

In all seriousness tho, I would have to say either New York or Chicago. Philly I think would be a distant third.
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Salt Lake City! Ok don't laugh, just wishful thinking on my behalf. However having a building THAT tall would look silly in the skyline. New York would make the most sense if I had to pick one.
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