These days every country (scratch that) every city in the world has a building higher than 1250 feet. It show's the progressiveness of humans, but the ESB's height isn't special anymore, but it's still one of a kind.
Explain Philadelphia. That's a rather large city don't you think? Most U.S. cities do not have a supertall in them.
__________________ The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith